British music acts Alunageorge, Tom Odell and Laura Mvula have made the shortlist for the revered Brits Critics' Choice Award next year (13). Previous recipients of the award who have gone on to enjoy huge success include Adele, Jessie J, Florence + the MAChine and Emeli Sande. The winner will be feted at the Brit Awards in February (13).
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.