Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Evening Standard British Film Awards for 2012 – nominations

The Evening Standard has announced the nominations for the 40th annual Evening Standard British Film Awards for the year 2012.

Leading with three nominations were Ben Wheatley's Sightseers and Sally El Hosaini's My Brother the Devil. The nominations for Sightseers included Film of the Year as well as Best Actress (Alice Lowe) and the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. The nominations for My Brother the Devil were for cinematography and Most Promising Newcomer for both writer/director El Hosaini and actor James Floyd.

Competing for Film of the Year are Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio and the James Bond film Skyfall by Sam Mendes.

The 40th annual Evening Standard British Film Awards ceremony will take place at the London Film Museum in County Hall on February 4. The event will be hosted by Stephen Mangan.

Complete list of nominations for the 40th Evening Standard British Film Awards

Film of the Year
Berberian Sound Studio, Peter Strickland
Sightseers, Ben Wheatley
Skyfall, Sam Mendes

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Toby Jones, Berberian Sound Studio
Eddie Redmayne, Les Misérables

Best Actress
Alice Lowe, Sightseers
Charlotte Rampling, I, Anna
Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer

Best Screenplay
Tom Bradby, Shadow Dancer
Malcolm Campbell, What Richard Did
Paul Laverty, The Angels’ Share

London Film Museum Award for Technical Achievement
Jacqueline Durran, costume design, Sarah Greenwood, production design and Seamus McGarvey, cinematography, Anna Karenina
David Raedeker, cinematography, My Brother the Devil
Ben Richardson, cinematography, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
Chris O’Dowd for his performance in The Sapphires
Seven Psychopaths writer/director Martin McDonagh
Sightseers director Ben Wheatley

Most Promising Newcomer
Paul Brannigan for his performance in The Angels’ Share
Sally El Hosaini writer/director My Brother the Devil
James Floyd for his performance in My Brother the Devil

Best Documentary
The Imposter, Bart Layton
London: The Modern Babylon, Julien Temple
Marley, Kevin Macdonald

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