Monday, February 4, 2013
The latest James Bond film Skyfall by Sam Mendes took the top prize of Film of the Year. It also won the publicly voted Blockbuster of the Year award.
The remaining awards were spread around fairly evenly. Toby Jones won Best Actor for Berberian Sound Studio against strong competition from Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln. Andrea Riseborough was named Best Actress for Shadow Dancer.
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.
Nominations for the 40th Evening Standard British Film Awards
Complete list of winners for the 40th Evening Standard British Film Awards
Film of the Year
Skyfall, Sam Mendes
Toby Jones, Berberian Sound Studio
Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer
Malcolm Campbell, What Richard Did
London Film Museum Award for Technical Achievement
Jacqueline Durran, costume design, Sarah Greenwood, production design and Seamus McGarvey, cinematography, Anna Karenina
Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
Sightseers director Ben Wheatley
Most Promising Newcomer
Sally El Hosaini writer/director My Brother the Devil
The Imposter, Bart Layton
Sacha Baron Cohen
Blockbuster of the Year