Skyfall named film of the year at London Evening Standard Awards

Skyfall named film of the year at London Evening Standard Awards

PanARMENIAN.Net - James Bond film Skyfall has been named film of the year at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards, according to BBC News.

The 23rd film in the secret agent series 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 has also been nominated for outstanding British film at this year's Baftas, which take place in London next weekend.

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.

Toby Jones took best actor in the face of competition from Eddie Redmayne for Les Miserables and Daniel Day-Lewis, who is hot favorite to win the Oscar for best actor for Lincoln.

The Peter Sellers award for comedy was presented to the black comedy Sightseers, directed by Ben Wheatley.

This year's award for most promising newcomer went to Sally El Hosaini for My Brother the Devil, about gang culture and family loyalty on a London council estate. The film was premiered at the BFI London Film Festival last year, where El Hosaini also won a best newcomer prize.

The Imposter, a real-life tale of a missing American boy and the foreign-accented man who - years later - claimed to be him, was named best documentary. It was directed by British filmmaker Bart Layton.

The Editor's Award was presented to Sacha Baron Cohen, "for making an event of every one of his films".

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