‘God’s Own Country’ Tops British Independent Film Awards

Florence Pugh and Josh O’Connor win acting awards; “Get Out” takes prize for international indie

Last Updated: December 10, 2017 @ 2:25 PM

“God’s Own Country” was named the best film of 2017 at the British Independent Film Awards, which took place on Sunday in London.

Acting awards went to Florence Pugh for “Lady Macbeth” and Josh O’Connor for “God’s Own Country.”

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” won the award for the best international independent film.

Leading nominees going into the show included “Lady Macbeth,” “Three Billboards” and “God’s Own Country.”

The 2017 British Independent Film Awards winners:

Best British Independent Film: “God’s Own Country”

Best International Independent Film: “Get Out”

Best Director: Rungano Nyoni, “I Am Not a Witch”

Best Screenplay: Alice Birch, “Lady Macbeth”

Best Actress: Florence Pugh, “Lady Macbeth”

Best Actor: Josh O’Connor, “God’s Own Country”

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Clarkson, “The Party”

Best Supporting Actor: Simon Russell Beale, “The Death of Stalin”

Most Promising Newcomer: Naomi Ackie, “Lady Macbeth”

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director): Rungano Nyoni, “I Am Not a Witch”

Debut Screenwriter: Francis Lee, “God’s Own Country”

Breakthrough Producer: Emily Morgan, “I Am Not a Witch”

The Discovery Award: “In Another Life”

Best Documentary:  “Almost Heaven”

Best British Short Film: “Fish Story”

Best Cinematography:
Ben Davis, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
David Gallego, “I Am Not a Witch”
Tat Radcliffe, “Jawbone”
Thomas Riedelsheimer, “Leaning Into the Wind”
Ari Wegner, “Lady Macbeth”

Best Casting:
“Lady Macbeth”
“God’s Own Country”
“The Death of Stalin”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

Best Costume Design:
“My Cousin Rachel”
“The Death of Stalin”
“How to Talk to Girls at Parties”
“I Am Not a Witch”
“Lady Macbeth”

Best Editing:
“Williams”
“Jawbone”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“The Death of Stalin”
“Us And Them”

Best Effects:
“The Ritual”
“Journeyman”
“The Death of Stalin”
“Double Date”
“Their Finest”

Best Make Up & Hair Design:
“I Am Not a Witch”
“Breathe”
“Journeyman”
“The Death of Stalin”
“Lady Macbeth”

Best Music:
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“Leaning Into The Wind”
“I Am Not a Witch”
“Jawbone”
“The Death of Stalin”

Best Production Design:
“Lady Macbeth”
“The Death of Stalin”
“Final Portrait”
“I Am Not a Witch”
“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

Best Sound:
“God’s Own Country”
“I Am Not a Witch”
“Jawbone”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“Breathe”

Richard Harris Award: Vanessa Redgrave