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Slumdog Vs Underdogs At Standard Awards

14 January 2009 by Mike Taylor

Frost Nixon 10Frost/ Nixon leads the Evening Standard's nominations list. Frost/Nixon, Hunger and Unrelated are the three titles nominated for this years best film at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. Meanwhile, Kate Winslet and Michael Sheen are the acting award favourites.

Since 1973 the awards have recognised movies with a high quotient of British talent and are judged by a panel of top UK critics.

The nominations recognize both big awards season contenders and lower-profile Brit indie and arthouse films.

Standard Editor Veronica Wadley will announce the winners on February 2nd.
 


THE NOMINATIONS

FILM
Frost/Nixon
Hunger
Unrelated

DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Stephen Daldry (The Reader)
Lenny Abrahamson (Garage)

ACTOR
Michael Fassbender (Hunger)
Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon)
Pat Shortt (Garage)

ACTRESS
Samantha Morton (Mister Lonely)
Tilda Swinton (Julia)
Kate Winslet (The Reader, Revolutionary Road)

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Roger Deakins (cinematographer of No Country for Old Men, In the Valley of Elah, The Reader with Chris Menges)
Mark Digby (production designer of Slumdog Millionaire)
Joe Walker (editor of Hunger and The Escapist)

SCREENPLAY
Martin McDonagh (In Bruges)
Mark O'Halloran (Garage)
Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon)

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Joanna Hogg (director, Unrelated)
Dev Patel (actor, Slumdog Millionaire)
Rupert Wyatt (writer-director, The Escapist)

PETER SELLERS AWARD FOR COMEDY
Sally Hawkins for her performance in Happy-Go-Lucky
Eddie Marsan for his performance in Happy-Go-Lucky
Chris Waitt for his documentary, A Complete History of My Sexual Failures