Garfield wins big at Evening Standard Film Awards
Hollywood newcomer Andrew Garfield upset Oscars favourite Colin Firth to scoop a Best Actor prize at the Evening Standard Film Awards in London on Monday (07Feb11).
In a filmed message, Garfield told the crowd at the London Film Museum, "I really, really appreciate it and intend to let this spur me and provide more fuel for my fire".
Other winners included Roger Allam, who accepted the Peter Sellers Comedy Award for his portrayal of a cheating writer in Tamara Drewe, and Gareth Edwards, who received a technical achievement trophy for his low-budget sci-fi movie Monsters.
Inception director Christopher Nolan was honoured for his contribution to cinema with the The Alexander Walker Special Award, named after the Evening Standard's late film critic.
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