I, Daniel Blake Triumphs with Three Wins as BBC FILMS Wins Five Awards At The Evening Standard British Film Awards 2016
BBC Films has scooped five awards at this year’s Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Ken Loach’s acclaimed I, DANIEL BLAKE received three awards while both FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS and LADY MACBETH received one award each.
I, DANIEL BLAKE, received the Everyman Award for Best Film, along with the Most Powerful Scene Award created by Finch & Partners and powered by Dean and DeLuca, whilst HAYLEY SQUIRES took home the Best Supporting Actress Award.
HUGH GRANT won the Best Actor Award for his memorable performance as St Clair Bayfield in FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS.
And rounding off a great night for BBC Films, FLORENCE PUGH won the Malone Souliers Awards for Breakthrough of the Year, for her role as Katherine in LADY MACBETH.
Joe Oppenheimer, Acting Head of BBC Films commented “It's wonderful to see awards recognition for these terrific performances and for I, Daniel Blake, a truly independent British film that has found a huge audience, telling an important and powerful story.”
Last night’s awards took place at Claridge’s.
Recent releases include Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, Ken Loach’s winner of the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival Palme d’Or I, Daniel Blake, Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie, Ricky Gervais’ David Brent: Life on the Road, Phillipa Lowthorpe’s Swallows and Amazons and Mandy Fletcher’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
Upcoming releases include Mick Jackson’s Denial, Ritesh Batra’s The Sense of an Ending, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House, Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, James Marsh’s The Mercy, Steve Cantor’s Dancer, and Pete Travis’ City of Tiny Lights.