“Moon” Tops British Indie Film Awards!

[Mike’s Comments:] Well this isn’t such a big surprise! MOON by Duncan Jones was the runaway indie hit that renewed our faith in “small” movies done well; The story of a man (Sam Rockwell) who confronts… himself while stationed at a lonely outpost on the Moon. A tour de force for Rockwell with an assist by Kevin Spacey as a sardonic but heart felt robot companion. Kudo’s all around.

By Stuart Kemp

LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) – Duncan Jones’ "Moon" floated off with the best British film award during the British Independent Film Awards, with Jones also taking home the best debut director plaudits at a ceremony Sunday night.

Because Jones, who is the son of musician David Bowie, was in Los Angeles working on his sophomore film, "Source Code," "Moon" producer Stuart Fenegan picked up the awards on his behalf.

Andrea Arnold secured yet another award for "Fish Tank," swimming off with the best director nod, while her movie’s lead, Katie Jarvis, a girl plucked from an Essex railway platform to star in the project, took home the honours for most promising newcomer.

Best actor went to Tom Hardy for his portrayal of an infamous British prison inmate in "Bronson," while Carey Mulligan took home the best actress nod for her eye-catching turn in "An Education."

John Henshaw received the nod for best supporting actor in Ken Loach’s "Looking for Eric,", and the best supporting actress prize went to Anne-Marie Duff for her turn as John Lennon’s mother in the biopic "Nowhere Boy."

Armando Iannucci’s political comedy "In the Loop" took home the best screenplay award.

Daniel Day-Lewis was on hand to pick up the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, while Michael Caine added old-fashioned star power to the event when he received his special award.

The nods were dished out Sunday in London at a ceremony hosted by actor James Nesbitt.

Source: © Thomson Reuters 2009 All rights reserved

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