Armando Iannucci’s The Death Of Stalin was the big winner of the British Independent Film Awards’ craft categories, which were announced today (Nov 23) following a reception in London last night.
The craft awards have been overhauled this year and splintered from the main ceremony, with nine separate prizes taking the place of the previously all-encompassing ‘outstanding achievement in craft’ category.
The Death Of Stalin took three of those prizes: best casting for Sarah Crowe, best production design for Cristina Casali and best make-up & hair design for Nicole Stafford.
Lady Macbeth took two awards: best costume design for Holly Waddington and best cinematography for Ari Wegner.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri also took two awards: best editing for Jon Gregory and best music for Carter Burwell.
The final two prizes went to God’s Own Country, with Anna Bertmark taking best sound, and The Ritual, where Nick Allder and Ben White took best special and visual effects.
The winners of the craft prizes will be invited to the 20th BIFA ceremony, which takes place in London on December 10. As previously announced, Vanessa Redgrave and Gary Oldman will be honorary awardees at the ceremony, which will be hosted by Mark Gatiss.