Lenny Abrahamson’s Garage has been nominated in three categories for an Evening Standard Award matching Frost/Nixon for the most nominations. Lenny Abrahamson is up for Best Director, while Mark O’Halloran is in the running for best Screenplay, and Pat Shortt features in the Best Actor category.
Already the recipient of numerous awards, including the CICAE Prize Directors Fortnight at Cannes in 2007 and four IFTA’s. Garage tells the story of Josie (Pat Shortt), a harmless misfit as he searches for intimacy over the course of a summer which sees his life changed forever.
Steve McQueen’s Hunger is up for Best Film Award, while Michael Fassbender has been nominated for the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Bobby Sands in the same film.
The Evening Standard Awards were founded in 1973 and have honoured some of the biggest talents in filmmaking.