Fassbender wins at indie awards
Michael Fassbender was named Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday night for his performance in Shame.
The film, in which Fassbender plays a sex addict, is released in Irish cinemas on Friday January 13.
Fassbender, who described his win as “surreal and humbling”, told the BBC that Shame was his “toughest role” to date.
“You’re playing a character that doesn’t really like himself very much, so that can be kind of dark company,” he said.
You can watch the trailer for Shame by clicking the link on your left.
Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur won three awards on the night: Best British Independent Film, Best Debut Director and Best Actress (Olivia Colman).
Best Director went to Lynne Ramsay for We Need to Talk about Kevin.
Vanessa Redgrave was Best Supporting Actress for Coriolanus with Michael Smiley winning Best Supporting Actor for Kill List.
The award for Most Promising Newcomer was won by Weekend star Tom Cullen, and the film was also honoured with the Best Achievement in Production award.
The Best Documentary award went to Senna and A Separation was named Best Foreign Independent Film.
Richard Ayoade won Best Screenplay for Submarine; his The IT Crowd co-star Chris O’Dowd hosted the ceremony.
Ralph Fiennes was honoured with the Richard Harris Award with the Variety Award going to Kenneth Branagh.