Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner at this year's British Independent Film Awards.
The film won both best film and best director at the BIFAs, hosted by James Nesbitt at London's Old Billingsgate Market. Slumdog Millionaireactor Dev Patel was also named newcomer of the year.
Boyle were presented with the awards by Joe Wright and Eva Green. He dedicated the awards to the people of Mumbai, where the film was made.
Another big winner on the night was Steve McQueen, whose feature debut Hunger won the Douglas Hickox award, best actor for Michael Fassbender and best technical achievement for cinematographer Sean Bobbit.
Best actress was Vera Farmigafor The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Both best supporting actor and actress awards went to stars ofMike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky, Alexis Zegerman and Eddie Marsan.
Martin McDonagh won best screenplay honours for In Bruges. 'Apologies to the people of Bruges. It isn't really that shitty,' he joked.
Awards in full
Best British Independent film
Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)
Best director, sponsored by The Creative Partnership
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
The Douglas Hickox Award (best debut director)
Steve McQueen (Hunger)
Best screenplay sponsored by BBC Films
Martin McDonagh - In Bruges
Best actress Sponsored by M.A.C
Vera Farmiga - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Michael Fassbender - Hunger
Best supporting actress
Alexis Zegerman - Happy-Go-Lucky
Best supporting actor Sponsored by Tiscali
Eddie Marsan - Happy-Go-Lucky
Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire
Best achievement in production Sponsored by Recorded Picture Company
Best technical achievement Sponsored by Skillset
Cinematography - Sean Bobbitt - Hunger
Best documentary Sponsored by Chapter Media
Man on Wire
Best British short Sponsored by Dailymotion
Best foreign film
Waltz with Bashir
TheRichard Harris Award(for Outstanding Contribution to British Film) Sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, UK
The Variety Award
Special Jury Prize Sponsored by UK Film Council