Director Danny Boyle's new movie SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is continuing to win over critics - he's picked up three nominations at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Fresh from his quadruple Golden Globes triumph in Los Angeles at the weekend (11Jan09) - where the Indian-based film took home awards for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director for Boyle, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire has received recognition for Best Director for Boyle and Most Promising Newcomer for actor Dev Patel.
Its third nomination is for technical achievement for production designer Mark Digby.
Actress Kate Winslet, who won double gold at the Hollywood ceremony, is up for the Best Actress category twice - one for her role in Revolutionary Road, and another for The Reader. She will compete with Samantha Morton (Mister Lonely) and Tilda Swinton (Julia).
The Best Actor award will be fought out between Michael Fassbender for Hunger, Michael Sheen for Frost/Nixon, and Pat Shortt in Garage.
Another Golden Globe winner, actress Sally Hawkins, will go up against her Happy-Go-Lucky co-star Eddie Marsan for the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy, while the winner of the Best Film category will be between Frost/Nixon, Hunger, and Unrelated.
The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in London on 2 February (09).