This could be the first of many! Tilda Swinton tonight won the Best Actress category in the European Film Awards, presented in Berlin. It was a good night, too, for Colin Firth, who received the Best Actor award for his performance in The King’s Speech.
Despite receiving eight nominations, Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia only took three awards, but they were biggies – cinematography, production design and European Film of 2011. The King’s Speech received just four nominations, but won in three categories – editing and the People’s Choice award, as well as Firth’s addition to his collection.
Tomorrow night sees the presentation of the British Independent Film Awards, with Tilda back in contention for the Best Actress trophy. This time she’s up against Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre) and Olivia Coleman (Tyrannosaur), with We Need To Talk About Kevin nominated in a total of five categories, including Best Film and Best Director for Lynne Ramsay. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Shame and Paddy Considine’s directorial debut, Tyrannosaur, all received seven nods apiece, so the competition will be fierce.
Watch this space tomorrow for the results.