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Shame, Tyrannosaur lead shortlist for Evening Standard British Film Awards

Steve McQueen’s Shame and Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur lead the shortlist for the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards. Shame is shortlisted for best film, best actor (Michael Fassbender), best actress (Carey Mulligan) and the London Film Museum Technical Achievement Award. Tyrannosaur is in contention for best film, best actor (Peter Mullan), best actress (Olivia Colman), and best screenplay (Paddy Considine).

The new People’s Choice Award for Blockbuster of the Year will be decided by public online vote.

Stephen Mangan will host the awards on Feb 6 at the London Film Museum on London’s Southbank.

The awards are selected by a panel of film critics comprised of The Evening Standard’s Derek Malcolm, Charlotte O’Sullivan and David Sexton, The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Robey, The Times’ Kate Muir and The Independent’s Anthony Quinn – along with Evening Standard Editor Geordie Greig;  with Arts Editor Fiona Hughes acting as chair.

Evening Standard film critic Derek Malcolm said: “Judging by the multiplicity of awards and nominations British films have achieved so far this year, there are not many around the world who would claim that the UK Film industry is in anything like bad health. But we know that financial constraints have and probably will continue to dog those who want to make challenging films. The fact that the Brits have succeeded in the past year is nothing short of a triumph. The Evening Standard awards proudly reflect that skill and audacity.”

EVENING STANDARD BRITISH FILM AWARDS

BEST FILM
Archipelago (directed by Joanna Hogg)
Shame (directed by Steve McQueen)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (directed by Tomas Alfredson)
Tyrannosaur (directed by Paddy Considine)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (directed by Lynne Ramsay)

BEST ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn)
Michael Fassbender  (Shame & 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 (for his directorial debut, Submarine)
John Boyega (for his performance in Attack the Block)
Jessica Brown Findlay (for her performance in Albatross)
Tom Kingsley & Will Sharpe (for their writing and directing debut, Black Pond)

PETER SELLERS AWARD FOR COMEDY

Black Pond (written and directed by Tom Kingsley & Will Sharpe)
The Inbetweeners Movie (directed by Ben Palmer)
The Guard (written and directed by John Michael McDonagh)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Dreams of a Life (Carol Morley)
Fire in Babylon (Stevan Riley)
Life in a Day (Kevin Macdonald)
Project Nim (James Marsh)
Senna (Asif Kapadia)

BEST SCREENPLAY
Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur)
Andrew Haigh (Weekend)
Joanna Hogg (Archipelago)
John Michael McDonagh (The Guard)
Ben Wheatley & Amy Jump (Kill List)

LONDON FILM MUSEUM AWARD FOR TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
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)

BLOCKBUSTER OF THE YEAR – PEOPLE’S CHOICE (Decided by online readers’ vote)
Bridesmaids
Fast & Furious 5
The Hangover Part II
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2  (3D)
The Inbetweeners Movie
Johnny English Reborn
Kung Fu Panda 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (3D)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes The Smurfs (3D)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3D)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

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