Benedict Cumberbatch scoops up the Variety Award at the British Independent Film Awards 2014

Sherlock himself and his archrival win big at the Moet British Independent Film Awards


by Heat |

Benedict Cumberbatch snapped up The Variety Award at last night's BIFA awards and his Sherlock co-star was picked up an award, too.

Andrew Scott – who plays the detective’s nemesis Moriarty - snagged Best Supporting Actor for his role in _Prid_e. The tale of gay and lesbian activists who helped raise money to support the families affected by Welsh miners strikes in the 80s.

Cumberbatch and his big quivery lip have starred in a whole host of films across the year, from the legendary code breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game - who it transpired Cumb was a distant relative of - to erm, a suave wolf in Penguins of Madagascar.

Elsewhere Emma Thompson was awarded for her outstanding contribution to Britsh Film, also known as The Richard Harris award.

Here’s a full list of the night’s winners…

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

Pride

BEST DIRECTOR Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission

Yann Demange – '71

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR] Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard – 20,000 Days on Earth

BEST SCREENPLAY Sponsored by BBC Films

Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan – Frank

BEST ACTRESS Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle

BEST ACTOR Sponsored by Movado

Brendan Gleeson – Calvary

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Imelda Staunton – Pride

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Sponsored by St Martins Lane

Andrew Scott – Pride

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me Daddy

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

The Goob

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Stephen Rennicks - Music – Frank

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Next Goal Wins

BEST BRITISH SHORT

The Kármán Line

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

Boyhood

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

Luna

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)

Emma Thompson

THE VARIETY AWARD

Benedict Cumberbatch

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

John Boorman

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