Documentary For Sama was named Best British Independent Film 2019 at the 22nd BIFA ceremony.
The film, an intimate and scarring portrait of a young mother's experience of the Syrian civil war, won Best British Independent Film, Best Director sponsored by Broadsword Event House and Best Documentary. The three awards announced this evening were added to the previously announced win for Best Editing sponsored by Intermission Film.
The Personal History of David Copperfield won two awards on the night: Best Supporting Actor for Hugh Laurie, who plays Mr Dick in Armando Iannucci's adaptation of the Dickens classic, and Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Films for writers Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell. Previously announced had been the film's awards for Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society of America and Spotlight, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design sponsored by Studio Juice.
Josh O'Connor's portrayal of lovesick romantic Jake in Harry Wootliff's debut feature Only You won him the Best Actor award - his second after 2017's win for his role in Francis Lee's Yorkshire-set love story God's Own Country. The film's director Harry Wootliff was named Best Debut Director sponsored by Kodak & Pinewood.
Renée Zellweger won Best Actress for her performance as Judy Garland in Rupert Goold's critically-acclaimed biopic, Judy. The film had also previously won Best Make Up & Hair Design sponsored by MAC.