The surfeit of talent on show tonight at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards is a great indication of the place British film finds itself at the beginning of the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Andrea Arnold’s tough tale of life on a council estate and winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes last year, Fish Tank, was named as the Best Film while the Actor and Actress awards were handed out to Andy Serkis for his role as Ian Dury in the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Anne-Marie Duff for her exceptional turn in Nowhere Boy. Clearly the music biopic industry is producing some amazing work…

Other notable awards include In The Loop as the worthy winner of the Best Screenplay award and Nicolas Roeg was honoured for his contribution to film.

You can read the BBC’s report here.