It was an Irish Tatler affair last night as former cover stars Aisling Bea and Caitriona Balfe dominated the awards held at Old Billingsgate, London.
This year’s British Independent Film Awards were handed out at a star-studded ceremony in London, with For Sama and The Personal History Of David Copperfield among those taking home prizes.
However, despite the name, it was the Irish ladies who stole the show at the impressive bash.
Actresses Caitriona Balfe, Aisling Bea and Jessie Buckley were among the attendees at the star-studded event which aims to ‘highlight and reward the best, most innovative and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK’.
Balfe, true to form, worked alongside her trusted stylist Karla Welch who directed her towards a The Vampire's Wife dress and LALA LÉXA accessories.
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Congratulations to all the nominees and winners tonight @hellobifa Such a wealth of talent. Hosted by the brilliant and hilarious @weemissbea who killed it. Thank you to my wonderful glam team @christinaheuwagenhair for hair @EmmaLovell for makeup. Styling by @karlawelchstylist wearing @thevampireswife (❤️❤️❤️) @stellaluna shoes and @lalalexa clutch. Also if you haven’t already please watch @forsamafilm an important film from Syria which needs us to keep the international communities attention on the atrocities being committed there.
Jessie Buckley, the Killarney native shortlisted for Best Actress alongside Holliday Grainger, Sally Hawkins, Vicky Knight and Renée Zellweger, wore an ankle-grazing blazer dress with statement silver heels.
Buckley, who stars opposite Zellweger in Judy, won Most Promising Newcomer at last year's British Independent Film Awards for her performance in the psychological thriller Beast.
Her makeup artist Florrie White detailed her beat in a recent Instagram post.
Last but not least, recent Irish Tatler cover girl Aisling Bea was on hosting duties for the night in a stunning Halfpenny London vintage gown.
Main winners on the night include:
– The Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film
Kristin Scott Thomas
– Best British independent film
For Sama (Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts)
– Best director
Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts (For Sama)
– Best screenplay
Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell for The Personal History Of David Copperfield
– Best actress
Renee Zellweger (Judy)
– Best actor
Josh O’Connor (Only You)
– Best supporting actress
Ruthxjiah Bellenea (The Last Tree)
– Best supporting actor
Hugh Laurie (The Personal History Of David Copperfield)
– Most promising newcomer
Sam Adewunmi (The Last Tree)
– The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)
Harry Wootliff (Only You)