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Thank you for giving it not to me but to my f**king father! – Domhnall Gleeson accepts BIFA for dad

Published 07/12/2015 | 11:30

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Actor Domhnall Gleeson accepts the award for Best Supporting Actor on behalf of his father Brendan Gleeson at The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2015 on December 6, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for The Moet British Independent Film Awards)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Actor Domhnall Gleeson accepts the award for Best Supporting Actor on behalf of his father Brendan Gleeson at The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2015 on December 6, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for The Moet British Independent Film Awards)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Actor Domhnall Gleeson accepts the award for Best Supporting Actor on behalf of his father Brendan Gleeson at The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2015 on December 6, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for The Moet British Independent Film Awards)
Olivia Colman arrives for the British Independent Film Awards at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, Britain December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Domhnall Gleeson was among the Irish stars causing a stir at Sunday night's British Independent Film Awards.

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The Dublin actor, who starred opposite Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn and will soon appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, accepted an award on behalf of his father Brendan.

Saoirse Ronan arrives for the British Independent Film Awards at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, Britain December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Saoirse Ronan arrives for the British Independent Film Awards at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, Britain December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Domhnall was up against his father in the Best Supporting Actor category but dad won on the night for his role in Suffragette.

"Thank you for giving it not to me but to my f**king father!" he joked on stage.

Colin Farrell arrives for the British Independent Film Awards at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, Britain December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Colin Farrell arrives for the British Independent Film Awards at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, Britain December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Domhnall also accepted Tom Hardy's Best Actor award for Legend as the star was not there on the night.  Hardy beat Irish actor Colin Farrell who had been nominated for The Lobster.

Fellow Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan bagged the Best Actress award while Lenny Abrahamson's film Room. adapted by Irish writer Emma Donoghue from her best-selling novel, won the Best International Film gong.

British actress Olivia Coleman, meanwhile, won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Lobster.

Ex Machina, which starred Domhnall Gleeson opposite Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander, won four awards on the night, including the big one, Best Film.

Full list of winners:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Ex Machina, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Alex Garland

BEST DIRECTOR

Alex Garland, Ex Machina

BEST ACTRESS

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST ACTOR

Tom Hardy, Legend

DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR

Stephen Fingleton, The Survivalist

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Paul Katis & Andrew De Lotbiniere, Kajaki: The True Story

BEST SCREENPLAY

Alex Garland, Ex Machina

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance, Judith Dawson, Louise Osmond

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Olivia Colman, The Lobster

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Brendan Gleeson, Suffragette

THE DISCOVERY AWARD

Orion: THe Man Who Would Be King, Jeanie Finlay

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

Room, Ed Guiney, David Gross, Emma Donoghue, Lenny Abrahamson

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CRAFT

Andrew Whitehurst, Visual Effects, Ex Machina

BEST BRITISH SHORT FILM

Edmond, Emilie Jouffroy, Nina Gantz

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Abigail Hardingham, Nina Forever

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