John Hurt, Olivia Colman and Clemence Poesy were among the stars left out in the cold at Monday night's (06Feb12) Evening Standard British Film Awards after they were evacuated from the venue following a fire alarm.
Famous faces turned out in their droves to attend the prizegiving at the London Film Museum, where Colman was named Best Actress and Hurt received the Alexander Walker Special Award for his contribution to cinema.
However, the event was delayed after a fire alarm rang out during the champagne reception, according to Bbc News.
The website reports all of the guests, including Tom Hiddleston and Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown-Findlay, were evacuated from the venue and remained outside until it was deemed safe to return inside.