Monday, February 4, 2013

Evening Standard British Film Awards for 2012 – winners

Tonight, the Evening Standard held their 40th annual Evening Standard British Film Awards ceremony at the London Film Museum in County Hall. The event was hosted by Stephen Mangan.

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

Best Actor
Toby Jones, Berberian Sound Studio

Best Actress
Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer

Best Screenplay
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

Best Documentary
The Imposter, Bart Layton

Editor's Award
Sacha Baron Cohen

Blockbuster of the Year

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