British Film Honoured

Evening Standard Awards results

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Last night's Evening Standard British Film Awards honoured the cream of British cinema, and there were no real surprises in the eventual line-up. Kate Winslet turned up to receive Best Actress award, while Hugh Grant sent a video thank-you for winning the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy for his role in Bridget Jones's Diary, saying; 'The whole project for me was a little bit scary because, as you probably know, I like on the whole as an actor to play exactly the same part in every single film I do.' Bridget Jones's second award of the evening went to Richard Curtis and Helen Fielding who were there to pick up the Best British Screenplay gong from Prime Minister Tony Blair. Clearly the shock of winning went to Curtis's head as he compared the PM to Colin Firth saying that Blair was, 'full of intelligence, fighting for justice here and abroad - and sizzling with repressed sexuality.' OK.... Robert Altman's Gosford Park picked up the Best Film Award while veteran star Christopher Lee took home the evening's Special Achievement Award. Linus Roache won Best Actor for Pandaemonium and Harry Potter scored with the Best Technical Achievement Award.

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