We are delighted to announce that the prestigious London Evening Standard British Film Awards will take place at Television Centre on 7 February 2016.
Film talents including Tom Hardy, Emily Blunt and Idris Elba will be in attendance as the Standard celebrates the best of Britain’s creative industry, in Television Centre’s iconic Studio 1.
Emily Blunt is nominated for best actress, for her performance in action thriller Sicario, Dame Maggie Smith made the longlist for The Lady In The Van, and the likes of Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston have been shortlisted for best actor.
The shortlist for best film includes High-Rise, with Sienna Miller, Brooklyn, featuring Saoirse Ronan and 45 Years, starring Charlotte Rampling.
The 2016 event will also play host to a new category: ‘Blockbuster of the Year’.
For this award readers are able to pick their favourite from a list of the country’s top 10 films from last year. You can vote here.
Sir Daniel-Day Lewis, Sir John Hurt and Dame Helen Mirren are among previous winners.
Alistair Shaw, Managing Director of Television Centre, said:
“We are very excited to host the relaunch of the Evening Standard British Film Awards in the famous Studio 1 at Television Centre. With BBC Worldwide already headquartered at Television Centre and BBC Studios and Post Production returning to newly refurbished studios in Spring 2017, it is the perfect venue to host a celebration of the British Film Industry. Hosting this fantastic awards ceremony at Television Centre demonstrates our commitment to the future of creative industries in White City as it will not just be apartments or office space, but also film and production studios that will be retained as part of its history and be used by television, film and independent production companies.”
Sarah Sands, Editor of the London Evening Standard, said:
“Holding these awards at Television Centre is very exciting for us as the world-renowned venue reflects the limitless imagination and tireless efforts of the creative industry in Britain. This year, we continue to shine a light on Britain’s phenomenal creativity, celebrating the best in British cinema.”