British Film Awards nominees announced
Daniel Day-Lewis, Eddie Redmayne and 'Skyfall' have been shortlisted for the London Evening Standard British Film Awards.
The 55-year-old 'Lincoln' star will go head to head with the 31-year-old 'Les Miserables' and Toby Jones, 46, of 'Berberian Sound Studio' in the Best Actor category.
'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes has been nominated for Film of the Year; marking the first time ever a Bond film has been nominated in the category, and will compete against Peter Strickland's psychological drama and black comedy 'Sightseers'.
English actress Andrea Riseborough of IRA terrorist movie 'Shadow Dancer', Charlotte Rampling from 'I' and 'Sightseers' star Alice Lowe have been nominated for Best Actress.
Irish funnyman Chris O'Dowd has been nominated for his role in 'The Sapphires' for The Peter Sellers Award for Comedy along with Ben Wheatley for directing 'Sightseers' and Martin McDonagh for writing and directing 'Seven Psychopaths'.
In addition to eight shortlisted awards, the Blockbuster of the Year voted for via an online public vote on Standard.co.uk will also be presented at the ceremony in the London Film Museum on Monday 4th February, hosted by Stephen Mangan.
Sarah Sands, Editor of the London Evening Standard, said: ''This is the 40th year that the Standard has supported British film and turned the spotlight on British creativity with these awards - and what a year to celebrate.
''What is, after all, our local industry may be small by Hollywood's reckoning, but its ambitions are global in scope and achievements boundless, delivering a record-breaking Bond next to a musical sensation and covering all bases in between.''
London Evening Standard British Film Awards 2013 Shortlist:
Film of the Year
Berberian Sound Studio Directed By Peter Strickland
Sightseers Directed by Ben Wheatley
Skyfall Directed by Sam Mendes
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
Toby Jones Berberian Sound Studio
Eddie Redmayne Les Misérables
Alice Lowe Sightseers
Charlotte Rampling I, Anna
Andrea Riseborough Shadow Dancer
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), Seamus McGarvey (Cinematography) - All jointly for 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
Martin McDonagh Writer / Director for Seven Psychopaths
Ben Wheatley Sightseers - Director
Most Promising Newcomer
Paul Brannigan For his performance in The Angels' Share
Sally El Hosaini Writer / Director My Brother the Devil
James Floyd Performance My Brother the Devil
The Imposter Bart Layton
London: The Modern Babylon Julien Temple
Marley Kevin Macdonald