Monday, February 02, 2009

2009 Evening Standard British Film Awards Winners

Yesterday the awards were announced and to check the official news go here. Winners are in Red.

These Awards are considered one of the most prestigious film awards in the UK along with the BIFTAs and the BAFTAs. British newspaper Evening Standard gives the awards and the jury has five critics’ two from the Evening Standard, one from the Daily Telegraph, one from The Times and the last from The Guardian. These are the nominees.

Best Film

Best Director
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
*Stephen Daldry for The Reader

Pat Shortt for Garage

Best Actress
Samantha Morton in Mister Lonely
*Tilda Swinton in Julia

Kate Winslet in The Reader and Revolutionary Road

Best Actor (tie)
Micheal Fassbender in Hunger
*Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon
*Pat Shortt in Garage

Most Promising Newcomer
*Joanna Hogg, director of Unrelated
Dev Patel, actor in Slumdog Millionaire
Rupert Wyatt, writer-director of The Escapist

Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
*Sally Hawkins, actress in Happy-Go-Lucky
Eddie Marsan, actor in Happy-Go-Lucky
Chris Waitt, documentarist of A Complete History of My Sexual Failures

To check the other categories go here. Winners will be announced on February 2nd.

The awards are quite remarkable as Slumdog Millionaire did not win any awards and you know what I think about this movie winning major awards... perhaps BAFTA results could surprise many now.

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