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Winners of 2009 Evening Standard British Film Awards Announced

February 2, 2009 (6:28 am) GMT
The winners of the 2009 Evening Standard British Film Awards are varied from Stephen Daldry's drama 'The Reader' to Martin McDonagh's action comedy 'In Bruges'.
Winners of 2009 Evening Standard British Film Awards Announced

Trophies of the 2009 Evening Standard British Film Awards have been handed out on Sunday, February 1. In a private dinner hosted by Standard editor Veronica Wadley, Steve McQueen's dramatisation of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands' last days, "Hunger", has been hailed as Best Film, beating out "" and "Unrelated".

While "Hunger" won the top prize, "" director Danny Boyle and actress were shunned away from the kudo they were up for. Boyle, who was named Best Director by the Directors Guild of America on Saturday, January 31, lost to "" director Stephen Daldry, and Winslet, who won two Golden Globes earlier this year for her performances in "The Reader" and "" has to see the Best Actress title go to "" star, .

Other winners for this year's Evening Standard British Film Awards included of "" and Pat Shortt of "Garage", who were in tie for Best Actor prize, and "" writer Martin McDonagh, who was awarded with Best Screenplay kudo. Actress has been given the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy for her portrayal of irrepressibly free-spirited school teacher Poppy in "".

Winners list of the 2009 Evening Standard British Film Awards:



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