Skyfall Wins Film Of The Year Award
By : Chris Twum
Bond film Skyfall has been named film of the year at the London Evening Standard awards. The 23rd film in the secret agent series, it also picked up blockbuster of the year – selected from the top 10 UK box office hits of 2012.
Toby Jones was named best actor for Berberian Sound Studio, while Andrea Riseborough was named best actress for Shadow Dancer. The awards, at the London Film Museum, were presented by Stephen Mangan.
Skyfall picked up another two awards from regional British film critics – director of the year for Sam Mendes and rising star for Ben Whishaw, who inherited the role of Q from John Cleese.
The 007 adventure has also been nominated for outstanding British film at this year’s Baftas, which take place in London next weekend.
Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands said: “Thanks in part to the extraordinary success of Skyfall – a truly big British movie, delivered with a panache Hollywood could envy – 2012 also highlighted the creativity, vision and talent of a new generation of British film-makers, actors and actresses.”
Riseborough picked up her award for her role as an IRA informant in political thriller Shadow Dancer. She is also on the shortlist for the Bafta rising star award.
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