In pictures: Moët British Independent Film Awards

Old Billingsgate hosted the Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday evening (8 December) with stars including James Nesbitt, Sting, James McAvoy and Steve Coogan attending the event.

  • Actor James McAvoy receives the award for Best Actor as he attends the ceremony for the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 8, 2013 in London

    Actor James McAvoy receives the award for Best Actor as he attends the ceremony for the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 8, 2013 in London

  • Presenter and actor James Nesbitt and actress Lesley Manville sing during the ceremony for the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 8, 2013 in London

    Presenter and actor James Nesbitt and actress Lesley Manville sing during the ceremony for the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 8, 2013 in London

  • Actors Nathan Stewart Jarrett (L) and Harry Treadaway present the award for Best Achievement in Production during the ceremony for the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 8, 2013 in London

    Actors Nathan Stewart Jarrett (L) and Harry Treadaway present the award for Best Achievement in Production during the ceremony for the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 8, 2013 in London

  • Dominic Cooper takes a photo backstage at the Moet British Independent Film Awards 2013 at Old Billingsgate Market on December 8, 2013 in London

    Dominic Cooper takes a photo backstage at the Moet British Independent Film Awards 2013 at Old Billingsgate Market on December 8, 2013 in London

  • Eddie Marsan (L) and James McAvoy attend an after party following the Moet British Independent Film Awards 2013

    Eddie Marsan (L) and James McAvoy attend an after party following the Moet British Independent Film Awards 2013

  • Singer Sting and his wife Trudie Styler arrive on the red carpet for the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market.

    Singer Sting and his wife Trudie Styler arrive on the red carpet for the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market.

  • Stanley Tucci, wife Felicity Blunt and Dominic Cooper attend an after party following the Moet British Independent Film Awards 2013

    Stanley Tucci, wife Felicity Blunt and Dominic Cooper attend an after party following the Moet British Independent Film Awards 2013

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The awards ceremony was streamed live and for the first time, winners took home an award designed by Fredrikson Stallard and created by Swarovski.

Among winners were James McAvoy, who won Best Actor for Filth, while Julie Walters was awarded the coveted Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film.

Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund, said: "This has been a standout year for British film and the BIFAs has once again kicked off the awards season in style, putting the wild creativity and bold storytelling of the UK's independent sector centre stage."

As part of the event, guests joined Moët & Chandon to create a seven-foot champagne fountain.

Meanwhile, a mouthwatering menu included salmon, horseradish and dill rillettes; pan fried fillet of bream with bubble and squeak cake; roasted butternut squash and sage pithivier; and salted caramel pannacotta with sweet cranberries and vanilla puree.

During the after party Moët & Chandon was served alongside Belvedere vodka cocktails, while music was provided by nine-piece The Incredibly Strange Film Band, who specialise in TV and film themes from the 1960s to present day.

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