Control Wins 5 British Independent Film Awards.

Anton Corbijn's Control, which follows the last years of Ian Curtis before he killed himself on the eve of Joy Division's first US tour, won Best British Independent Film last night. The award ceremony was held at The Roundhouse in North London.

Sam Riley, who plays the iconic singer, was named Most Promising Newcomer and Anton Corbijn won Best Director for his first feature film.

Control, with a soundtrack including New Order, David Bowie, the Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop, also earned Corbijn the Best Debut Director title.

Toby Kebbell, as Joy Division's manager and Factory Records' Rob Gretton, won Best Supporting Actor.

"Created in 1998, The British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, to honour new talent, and to promote British films and filmmaking to a wider public."

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