Last night we swapped our usual scrambled eggs on toast in front of the TV for the swanky Moët British Independent Film Awards. Here's what happened and the films you need to see...
Hosted by Simon Bird and with an endless supply of Moët et Chandon on tap we knew we were in for a night of lols. Accepting The Richard Harris award, Emma Thompson took to the stage announcing she didn't know who to thank. "When I found out I was receiving this I spoke with [the late] Mike Nichols who told me, ‘Why don’t you just apologize for all the shit you’ve done? That’s always worked for me.’" Meanwhile, looking divine in a silver number from Simone Rocha, Kiera Knightly handed over The Variety Award gong to her Imitation Games co-star Benedict Cumberbatch who declared “My God. I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous in my whole life.” He then thanked his parents and his fiancee Sophie Hunter for their support, explaining how lucky he is: “I love my job; I love my industry and I love how proud we can be taking stock in moments like these.” But it was Pride that was the most applauded on the night. Not only was it awarded Best Film, two of its actors Imedla Staunton and Andrew Scott also won the best supporting acting awards. Here's the rest of the best you need to watch asap.
When young wannabe musician Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) joins an eccentric pop band he's led astray by Frank (Michael Fassbender) and his terrifying co-star Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
Junn a Cambodian Chinese mother mourns the sudden loss of her son Kai. Her world is further turned upside down when his secret gay partner Richard (Ben Wilshaw) turns up.
A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Disorientated he must survive the night alone.
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When teenage math prodigy Hugo lands a spot at the International Mathematics Olympiad he finds new confidence and new friendships. Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins also star in this uplifting drama.
By: Chloe Mac Donnell - Follow me on twitter @tweetchloe