Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 27 January 2015

More awards in sight for Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for an Evening Standard film award
Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for an Evening Standard film award

Daniel Day-Lewis' dominance of awards season is set to continue after he received another best actor nomination for his performance in Lincoln.

The British-born actor, who has just won a Golden Globe and is favourite to win again at this year's Oscars, is up against Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne and Toby Jones in the category at this year's Evening Standard film awards.

Toby is nominated for his role as a British sound designer in Berberian Sound Studio - a homage to 1970s Italian horror.

Veteran star Charlotte Rampling is in the running for the best actress award for her role in I, Anna along with Andrea Riseborough who is recognised for her performance as an IRA informer in Shadow Dancer and Alice Lowe, the star of of black comedy Sightseers.

The last Bond adventure, Skyfall, is nominated for Film of the Year, along with Berberian Sound Studio and Sightseers.

The event, hosted by Stephen Mangan and formally known as the London Evening Standard British Film Awards, will be held at the London Film Museum on Monday February 4.

Sightseers director Ben Wheatley also gets a nod with a nomination for the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy along with The Sapphires star Chris O'Dowd and Seven Psychopaths writer and director Martin McDonagh.

Journalist Tom Bradby is nominated in the best screenplay category for his work bringing his novel Shadow Dancer to the screen. Also nominated are Malcolm Campbell for What Richard Did and Paul Laverty for The Angels' Share.

The most promising newcomer award sees two nominations for gun crime drama My Brother The Devil with its writer and director Sally El Hosaini and star, James Floyd, both nominated.

Paul Brannigan completes the shortlist with a nomination for his performance in Angels' Share.

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