Slumdog, Hunger Shines at BIFAs

Written by Nic Wistreich on . Posted in Awards

slumdog.jpgPicking up Best Film and Director at the BIFAs for his Mumbai set feature, Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle, who like many fell in love with the city, referred to the tragic events of the week : "It is weird to win this at the end of what's been a terrible week. The human spirit is dominant there. They will overcome, you can bet on it."

The film picked up three awards, and should boost the Oscar buzz already surrounding the film. In other wins, Man on a Wire received Best documnetary, Simon Ellis's feted Soft picked up Best Short, and Steve McQueen won the Douglas Hickox award for best British newcomer for Hunger, which won three prizes.

Best British Independent Film
Best Director of a British Independent Film
The Douglas Hickox Award
for Hunger
Best Screenplay
for In Bruges
Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film
Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film
for Hunger
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Most Promising Newcomer
Best Achievement In Production
The Raindance Award
Best Technical Achievement
for Hunger
Best British Documentary
Best British Short Film
Best Foreign Independent Film
The Richard Harris Award
The Variety Award
The Special Jury Prize