Picturehouse Entertainment Wins Big! - Picturehouse Spotlight

Picturehouse Entertainment Wins Big!

God's Own Country and The Party celebrate big wins at the Evening Standard British Film Awards

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!

esfilmawards18r
Sally Potter at the Evening Standard British Film Awards
esfilmawards0902d
Kristin Scott Thomas at the Evening Standard British Film Awards

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.

esfilmawards0902c
Gemma Jones with Jim Broadbent at the Evening Standard British Film Awards
esfilmawards18j1
Francis Lee at the Evening Standard British Film Awards

“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.

Get God’s Own Country on DVD & Blu-ray now Pre-order The Party on DVD & Blu-ray now

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

Get more with the official Picturehouse App

With the Picturehouse app you can search for film and event times, securely book tickets, watch trailers and more.