Controversial movie Shame and redemption drama Tyrannosaur are set for glory at the Evening Standard British Film Awards after picking up four nominations each.
Steve MCQueen's story about a sex addict is up for Best Film, Best Actor for Michael Fassbender, Best Actress for Carey Mulligan, and the Technical Achievement award.
Tyrannosaur, directed by Paddy Considine, joins Shame on the shortlist for Best Film, going up against Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Archipelago.
It's a double delight for Fassbender, who receives a second Best Actor nod for his role in Jane Eyre, alongside fellow nominees Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur), Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), and Tom Hiddleston (Archipelago).
In the Best Actress category, Mulligan will compete with Vanessa Redgrave for her role in Coriolanus, Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea), Samantha Morton (The Messenger), and Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur).
The 2012 Evening Standard British Film Awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on 6 February (12).
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