British Film Awards nominees announced

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Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall is the 23rd James Bond film. It features Daniel Craig in his third performance as the main character/action hero while Javier Bardem stars as the film's villain, Raoul Silva. The plot line follows as James Bond's loyalty to M is challenged over secrets from her past. When MI6 is attacked, it falls to Bond to seek out and eliminate the threat regardless of the cost to himself.
January 15th, 2013

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


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), 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


Best Documentary

The Imposter Bart Layton

London: The Modern Babylon Julien Temple

Marley Kevin Macdonald