‘Shame’ leads the pack at the Evening Standard Film Awards Nominations!

Across the pond one of the more interesting awards (to me at least) is always the Evening Standard Film Awards. I’ve always slightly preferred them to BAFTA, and this year is no exception at all. Shame and Tyrannosaur were the two films that did the best in terms of the nominations that have just been announced, and I have no issue there, plus The Guard got a bit of love as well, which makes me happy too. Let’s see what the full list of nominees looks like:

Best Film
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
“We Need to Talk About Kevin”

Best Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Michael Fassbender, “Shame” and “Jane Eyre”
Brendan Gleeson, “The Guard”
Tom Hiddleston, “Archipelago”
Peter Mullan, “Tyrannosaur”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Best Actress
Olivia Colman, “Tyrannosaur”
Samantha Morton, “The Messenger”
Carey Mulligan, “Shame”
Vanessa Redgrave, “Coriolanus”
Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Most Promising Newcomer
Richard Ayoade (writer-director), “Submarine”
John Boyega (actor), “Attack the Block”
Jessica Brown Findlay (actor), “Albatross”
Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe (writer-directors), “Black Pond”

Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
“Black Pond”
“The Inbetweeners Movie”
“The Guard”

Best Documentary
“Dreams of a Life”
“Fire in Babylon”
“Life in a Day”
“Project Nim”

Best Screenplay
Joanna Hogg, “Archipelago”
John Michael McDonagh, “The Guard”
Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump, “Kill List”
Paddy Considine, “Tyrannosaur”
Andrew Haigh, “Weekend”

Technical Achievement Award
Sean Bobbitt (cinematographer), “Shame”
Paul Davies (sound designer), “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
Maria Djurkovic (production designer), “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Michael O’Connor (costume designer), “Jane Eyre”
Robbie Ryan (cinematographer), “Wuthering Heights”

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