Three wins for The Personal History of David Copperfield
Two awards for Beats
One award each for Wild Rose, Judy, For Sama and A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
All other winners to be announced Sunday 1 December
The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today announced the first of this year’s award winners for its nine film Craft categories. See the full list of winners, and the nominees in categories yet to be announced, here.
The Personal History of David Copperfield, Armando Iannucci’s retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, has received three awards: Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society of America and Spotlight for Sarah Crowe, Best Costume Design for Suzie Harman and Robert Worley and Best Production Design sponsored by Studio Juice for Cristina Casali. Sarah Crowe and Cristina Casali both also won these awards in 2017 for their last film with Iannucci, The Death of Stalin.
Beats, the story of two Scottish boys who risk everything to attend an illegal rave, won two awards: Best Cinematography for Benjamin Kracun and Best Sound supported by Halo Post for David Bowtle-McMillan, Joakim Sundström and Robert Farr.
Tom Harper’s Wild Rose, which stars Jessie Buckley as a troubled Glaswegian who dreams of becoming a country music star, picked up Best Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group for Jack Arnold.
The Best Make Up & Hair Design award, which is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics, went to Jeremy Woodhead for Judy, Rupert Goold’s biopic of legendary performer Judy Garland starring Renee Zellweger.
Chloe Lambourne and Simon McMahon won the award for Best Editing sponsored by Intermission Film for For Sama, one of the year’s most impactful documentaries, filmed on the front line of the Syrian civil war.
Visual Effects Supervisor Howard Jones was the winner of Best Effects for A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. Howard won this award last year, also, for Early Man.
BIFA introduced these nine award categories in 2017 to better recognise the wealth of exceptional talent working on British independent films. The nominations and winners have been chosen by BIFA voters over the course of three rounds of viewing, discussion and voting.
As previously announced, Kristin Scott Thomas will receive this year’s Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film. Winners in the remaining categories will be unveiled at the ceremony on Sunday 1 December at Old Billingsgate.
BIFA 2019 CRAFT WINNERS & NOMINEES
Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society of America & Spotlight
SHAHEEN BAIG In Fabric
SHAHEEN BAIG, AISHA BYWATERS The Last Tree
KAHLEEN CRAWFORD, CAROLINE STEWART Only You
KAHLEEN CRAWFORD Wild Rose
Winner – SARAH CROWE The Personal History of David Copperfield
OLE BRATT BIRKELAND Judy
ZAC NICHOLSON The Personal History of David Copperfield
JAMIE D RAMSAY Moffie
ARI WEGNER In Fabric
Winner – BENJAMIN KRACUN Beats
Best Costume Design
ANNA MARY SCOTT ROBBINS Wild Rose
GRACE SNELL The Souvenir
JANY TEMIME Judy
JO THOMPSON In Fabric
Winner – SUZIE HARMAN, ROBERT WORLEY The Personal History of David Copperfield
Best Editing sponsored by Intermission Film
MICK AUDSLEY, PETER LAMBERT The Personal History of David Copperfield
MARK JENKIN Bait
CHRIS KING Diego Maradona
HELLE LE FEVRE The Souvenir
Winner – CHLOE LAMBOURNE, SIMON McMAHON For Sama
PAUL MANN In Fabric
ANDY QUINN The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Winner – HOWARD JONES A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Best Make Up & Hair Design sponsored by MAC Cosmetics
MORTEN JACOBSEN, ROGIER SAMUELS, LINDELOTTE VAN DER MEER Dirty God
KAREN HARTLEY-THOMAS The Personal History of David Copperfield
EMMA SCOTT In Fabric
JODY WILLIAMS Wild Rose
Winner – JEREMY WOODHEAD Judy
Best Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group
CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER In Fabric
NAINITA DESAI For Sama
ANTONIO PINTO Diego Maradona
JD TWITCH, PENELOPE TRAPPES, STEPHEN HINDMAN Beats
Winner – JACK ARNOLD Wild Rose
Best Production Design sponsored by Studio Juice
STÉPHANE COLLONGE The Souvenir
KAVE QUINN Judy
ANNE SEIBEL The White Crow
PAKI SMITH In Fabric
Winner – CRISTINA CASALI The Personal History of David Copperfield
Best Sound supported by Halo Post
ANNA MY BERTMARK, JONATHAN SEALE, JULES WOODS Gwen
STEPHEN GRIFFITHS, TIM CAVAGIN, MAX WALSH, ANDY SHELLEY Diego Maradona
LEE WALPOLE, COLIN NICHOLSON, STUART HILLIKER Wild Rose
MARTIN PAVEY, ROB ENTWISTLE In Fabric
Winner – DAVID BOWTLE-McMILLAN, JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM, ROBERT FARR Beats