Monday 2 February 2009

Irish Wins at British Awards

The 2009 Evening Standard British Film Award winners were announced last night.

Irish writer Martin McDonagh, beat fellow Irishman Mark O' Halloran (Garage) and Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon), to cinch the Best Screenplay Award for his film In Bruges.

Irish actor Pat Shortt (Garage) tied with Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) for the Best Actor category.

Best Film went to Hunger, directed by Steve McQueen, and co-written by Steve McQueen and Irish screenwriter Enda Walsh.

A full list of the award winners is available on the web site.

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