The stars of the British film industry arrive in hoards for the 17th Moet British Independent Film Awards

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Monday 8 December 2014; Last night, at Old Billingsgate Market, the
stars of the British film industry braved the cold and arrived in hoards
for the 17th Moe¨t British Independent Film Awards. This glamorous
event, hosted by The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird, brought together
the cre`me de la cre`me of British cinema to celebrate the wealth of
independent British film this year.

Attendees of the star-studded event included Benedict
Cumberbatch, who received the Variety Award, and renowned
actress Emma Thompson who won the prestigious Richard Harris
Award. Best British Independent Film was won by PRIDE. Yann
Demange won Best Director for ’71, Gugu Mbatha-Raw won Best

Actress for BELLE and Brendan Gleeson won Best Actor for CALVARY. Andrew Scott collected
his award for Best Supporting Actor for PRIDE and Imelda Staunton took home her award for Best
Supporting Actress also for her role in PRIDE.

Other guests included Anna Skellern, Anne Marie-Duff, Asa Butterfield, Bill Bailey, Blake
Harrison, Camilla Rutherford, Charles Dance, David Leon, Douglas Booth, James Norton, Joe
Cole, Joseph Mawle, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Kyle Soller, Meera Syal, Mike Leigh, Olivia
Colman, Paloma Faith, Phoebe Fox, Rafe Spall, Sophie Okonedo, Sophie Turner and Stanley

The winners of best film, „Pride?, received a crystalised Jeroboam of Moe¨t & Chandon on stage when
they received their award which added to the celebratory spirit of the night.
All of the lucky winners took home the iconic award designed by Fredrikson Stallard, and created by
Swarovski as well as a personalised, Swarovski crystal encrusted magnum of Moe¨t & Chandon.

Benedict Cumberbatch, recipient of the prestigious Variety award, commented in his acceptance
speech “I?m a huge fan of independent cinema. And as a Brit it makes you very proud. That?s what it?s
about recognition wise. I?m very lucky”

In Moe¨t?s 5th year as title sponsor, guests were welcomed and invited to celebrate with Miniature Moe¨t
bottles, followed by Moe¨t & Chandon served from Magnums over the glamorous dinner.


Beetroot Cannelloni
with sage whipped ragstone, candied chestnut, beetroot paint and baby cress

Winter Herb Crusted Sustainable Loin of Cod
with crushed new potatoes, buttered kale, baked butternut squash and creamed sauce

Red Onion, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pithivier
with crushed new potatoes, buttered kale, baked butternut squash and creamed sauce

Punched Poached Pear
With chocolate mascarpone, gingerbread and honeycomb crumble and punch syrup


During the after party Moe¨t & Chandon was served alongside Belvedere Vodka cocktails;

Apple Breeze – Vodka with Apple juice & Ginger beer, garnished with an apple slice (Belvedere). As
well as a delicious choice of Blackcurrant or Blackberry Bellini.

The Moe¨t & Chandon Pyramid also gave VIP guests the opportunity to try their hand at pouring
champagne in one of the most extraordinary and unique ways during the reception.

Music was provided by nine-piece The Incredibly Strange Film Band, who specialise in TV and film
themes from the 60?s to present day.

Images from the 2014 Awards ceremony are available to download from

For press information regarding The Moe¨t British Independent Film Awards contact Emma
McCorkell or Caragh Cook at Organic:
+44 (0) 203 372 0976 / +44 (0) 203 372 0986

For press information regarding Moe¨t & Chandon contact Anna Budel:

+44 (0)20 7808 4458

For further information on Swarovski contact Genevieve Litterick:
For further information on Moe¨t & Chandon, visit 
For further information on MBIFA, visit
For further information on Raindance, visit 

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