24 November 2016

Evening Standard British Film Awards – The shortlist

By otm

Evening Standard British Film Awards – The shortlist

Here’s who’s made the final cut…

Best of British: left, Ricky Gervais in David Brent: Life on the Road, which is in the running for the award for comedy; left, Hayley Squires is a contender for best supporting actress for I, Daniel Blake, which is also up for best film

The original longlist proved difficult enough to compile, but after careful thought, The Standard has managed to whittle down its contenders in this year’s British Film Awards to the shortlist below. 

‘British Cinema‘ is a broad church, but those included below capture the diversity and creativity found in UK filmmaking.

Films are eligible for consideration if they had a public screening in London between February 7 and October 21. This year’s advisory judging panel comprises Evening Standard film reviewers David Sexton and Charlotte O’Sullivan; Evening Standard film and TV writer Ellen E Jones; Kate Muir, chief film critic for The Times; Peter Bradshaw, Guardian film critic, and Tim Robey of the Daily Telegraph. The panel is chaired by Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands

Everyman Award for Best Film

  • American Honey
  • Bridget Jones’s Baby
  • I, Daniel Blake

Best Actor

  • Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Dave Johns, I, Daniel Blake
  • Dev Patel, Lion
  • Russell Tovey, The Pass

New West End Company Award for Best Actress

  • Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship
  • Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
  • Helen Mirren, Eye in the Sky
  • Tilda Swinton, A Bigger Splash

Best Supporting Actor

  • Tom Bennett, Love & Friendship
  • Brendan Gleeson, Trespass Against Us
  • Arinzé Kene, The Pass

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sarah Solemani, Bridget Jones’s Baby
  • Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake
  • Rachel Weisz, The Light Between Oceans

Best Documentary

  • Before the Flood
  • Notes on Blindness
  • The Hard Stop

Amanda Eliasch Best Screenplay Award

  • Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion
  • Guy Hibbert, Eye in the Sky
  • David Farr, The Ones Below

Peter Sellers Award for Comedy

  • Bridget Jones’s Baby
  • David Brent: Life on the Road 
  • Bill Nighy, Their Finest

Malone Souliers Award for Breakthrough of the Year

  • Lewis MacDougall, A Monster Calls
  • William Oldroyd, Lady Macbeth
  • Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth

Technical Achievement

  • Consolata Boyle, Florence Foster Jenkins (costume design)
  • Max Richter, Arrival (contribution to music)
  • Robbie Ryan, American Honey (cinematography)

The Evening Standard British Film Awards are held in partnership with Claridge’s. #ESFilmAwards

Source: http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/film/evening-standard-british-film-awards-the-shortlist-a3403561.html