Picturehouse Entertainment is celebrating a tremendous evening at the Evening Standard British Film Awards after God’s Own Country and The Party took home two awards each.
Iconic filmmaker Sally Potter won the Best Screenplay award for her razor-sharp script for the ensemble comedy The Party. The film’s star Kristin Scott Thomas won Best Actress for her astounding performance as Janet, a recently appointed shadow cabinet minister whose celebratory evening with friends quickly escalates in surprising ways following some explosive revelations!
The accolades keep coming in for debut director Francis Lee’s marvellous Yorkshire-set romantic drama God’s Own Country. After taking home four prizes at the British Independent Film Awards last year, including Outstanding British Film, God’s Own Country won two honours at the Evening Standard British Film Awards: the Everyman Award for Best Film and a well-deserved Best Supporting Actress win for Gemma Jones for her performance as Johnny’s grandmother, Deirdre Saxby.
“I think we live in a time where we should be telling stories about all different types of lives and people and characters and if this film adds a voice into that then I think I’m incredibly pleased” – Francis Lee at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
The full list of winners:
Everyman Award for Best Film: God’s Own Country
Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Best Actress in partnership with Claridge’s: Kristin Scott Thomas, The Party
Best Supporting Actor: Simon Russell Beale, The Death of Stalin
Best Supporting Actress: Gemma Jones, God’s Own Country
Amanda Eliasch Best Screenplay Award: Sally Potter, The Party
Technical Achievement: Gary Williamson, Paddington 2 (production design)
Breakthrough of the Year: Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not a Witch
Peter Sellers Award for Comedy: Paddington 2
Photo credit: Dave Benett