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Kevin named best film at Evening Standard Awards

Olivia Colman continued her awards run picking up the best actress award, making her lack of BAFTA nomination even more glaring.

Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin was named Best Film at the Evening Standard Awards, which took place in London last night (Feb 6).

Michael Fassbender picked up the best actor award for his portrayal of a sex addict in Shame and his role in Jane Eyre.

Olivia Colman won the best actress award for her performance in Tyrannosaur. Despite winning this award, a British Independent Film Award in December and the London Critics prize, she failed to pick up a BAFTA nomination.

The best screenplay award went to Andrew Haigh for his second feature Weekend, whilst the Most Promising Newcomers were Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe for their darkly comic directorial debut Black Pond, which is also up for a BAFTA for Outstanding British Debut.

Irish film The Guard won the Peter Sellers award for comedy and Senna was named best documentary.

John Hurt picked up the first of two lifetime achievement awards this season. He will also be honoured at the BAFTAs.

The winners:

Best Film - We Need To Talk About Kevin

 Best Actor - Michael Fassbender for Shame and Jane Eyre

Best Actress - Olivia Colman for Tyrannosaur

Most Promising Newcomers - Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe for Black Pond

Peter Sellers Award For Comedy - The Guard

Best Documentary - Senna

Best Screenplay - Andrew Haigh for Weekend

London Film Museum Award for Technical Achievement - Robbie Ryan for his cinematography of Wuthering Heights

Alexander Walker Special Award - John Hurt for his contribution to cinema

Blockbuster of the Year, People’s Choice Award - Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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