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Latest Bond takes Brit film honours

Published: 4:25PM Tuesday February 05, 2013 Source: BANG Showbiz

Skyfall picked up the Film of the Year award at the British Film Awards.

The 23rd James Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig and directed by Sam Mendes, was awarded the prize at a ceremony at the London Film Museum on the South Bank today.

Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson picked up the award, which was presented by Hayley Atwell.

"Thanks, in part, to the extraordinary success of Skyfall - a truly big British movie, delivered with a panache Hollywood could envy - 2012 also highlighted the creativity, vision and talent of a new generation of British film-makers, actors and actresses," said London Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands.

Andrea Riseborough picked up the Best Actress award for her performance as an IRA bomber in James Marsh's thriller Shadow Dancer, while Toby Jones beat off competition from Daniel Day-Lewis and Eddie Redmayne to take the top acting award for his role as a British sound designer in Berberian Sound Studio.

Malcolm Campbell took home the Best Screenplay trophy for What Richard Did, which tells the story of a popular Irish teenager, whose life is changed forever after a senseless act of violence.

Transformers 4 star Jack Reynor, who shot to fame in What Richard Did, presented the award.

Sacha Baron Cohen was the recipient of the Editor's Award, for making an event of every one of his films.

British Film Awards Winners

Film of the Year - Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes

Best Actor - Toby Jones in Berberian Sound Studio

Best Actress - Andrea Riseborough in Shadow Dancer

Best Screenplay - Malcolm Campbell for What Richard Did

Technical Achievement - Jacqueline Durran (Costume design), Sarah Greenwood (Production design), Seamus McGarvey (Cinematography) for Anna Karenina

Peter Sellars Award for Comedy - Sightseers, directed by Ben Wheatley

Most Promising Newcomer - writer/director Sally El Hosaini for My Brother the Devil

Best Documentary - The Imposter, by Bart Layton

Editor's Award - Sacha Baron Cohen

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