Andrew Haigh’s critically lauded All of Us Strangers has won three awards in the craft categories of the 2023 British Independent Film Awards, putting it in the lead going into the main ceremony on Dec. 3.

The film — starring Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott and which amassed a total of 14 BIFA nominations — won best cinematography for Jamie D. Ramsay SASC, best editing for Jonathan Alberts and best music supervision for Connie Farr (who won a BIFA for her work on Clio Barnard’s Ali & Ava in 2021).

Femme, Sam H Freeman and Ng Choon Ping’s “queer noir” thriller, won two awards — best costume design for Buki Ebiesuwa and best makeup and hair design for Marie Deehan — as did Daniel Kaluuya and Kibwe Tavares’ dystopian drama The Kitchen, which won best production design for Nathan Parker and best effects for Richard Baker and the late Jonathan Gales.

Elsewhere, Raine Allen-Miller’s Rye Lane (which garnered 16 nominations, leading the pack of films) won best original music for Kwes, Mark Jenkin picked up best sound for Enys Men, and Molly Manning Walker’s Cannes Un Certain Regard winner How to Have Sex landed best casting for Isabella Odoffin.

The winners in all remaining categories — including best actor, best director — will be unveiled at the 26th BIFA ceremony Sunday, Dec. 3, at Old Billingsgate in London.


via The Hollywood Reporter