Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.
The film won both best film and best director at the BIFAs, hosted by James Nesbitt at London’s Old Billingsgate Market. Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel was also named newcomer of the year.
Boyle were presented with the awards by Joe Wright and Eva Green. He dedicated the awards to the people of Mumbai, where the film was made.
Another big winner on the night was Steve McQueen, whose feature debut Hunger won the Douglas Hickox award, best actor for Michael Fassbender and best technical achievement for cinematographer Sean Bobbit.
Best actress was Vera Farmiga for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Both best supporting actor and actress awards went to stars of Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky, Alexis Zegerman and Eddie Marsan.
Martin McDonagh won best screenplay honours for In Bruges. “Apologies to the people of Bruges. It isn’t really that shitty,” he joked.
Awards in full.
Eva is on the cover of the December issue of Tatler Russia (thanks to spot for the heads-up)!!! Russian friends, we need your help to get scans from it!!! Here’s what the cover looks like (thanks to Lola):
Apparently it’s a brand new photoshoot!!!
Self confessed “eccentric dresser” Eva Green has earned something of a reputation for her unusual red carpet choices. And in Beijing for the opening of a new exhibition the 28-year-old Casino Royale star didn’t disappoint, turning up in a show-stopping lime-green affair.
The French actress’ vibrant organza, which featured blue bead appliqué at the neckline and sheer sleeves falling loosely around her slender arms, was a bold choice. And one the beautiful brunette pulled off with considerable aplomb as she attended the Christian Dior And Chinese Artists exhibition.
Beijing may have drawn sports fans for the Olympics this past summer, but this weekend, an altogether different crowd is flying in. On Saturday, Charlize Theron, Eva Green, Marion Cotillard, Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Chung attended an opening reception and gala dinner to celebrate the exhibit “Christian Dior & Chinese Artists” at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.
EDIT: I’ve added 4 new MQs thanks to shadowyxu.
Last but not least, as you’ve probably noticed, we have a brand new gorgeous layout! Many thanks to Frederik for his amazing design skills and Annie for the coding!
Get to know Miss G’s bedroom, her swimming class, her students Di Radfield, Poppy and Fiamma (played by María Valverde), the one she’ll fall for.
Thanks to Sandrine for the heads-up and Tango_down for the scans! 😀
Translation by Tango_down:
* Trouble at young girls’ boarding school
Visit on the set, in Dublin, of Jordan Scott’s first movie, Ridley’s daughter. She directs Eva Green in Cracks, the feverish and sensual story of an English teacher in the 40’s who’s going to live a love passion for one of her students.
Vanity Fair (Spain) – November 2008, thanks to Astrea –> Two pages about Eva’s recent appearance at the Seville party where she used the same dress as in Moscow. 😛 The words in Spanish says: The French actress Eva Green did a spectacular entrance in the “Casa de Pilatos” (Pilatos’ House).
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“We started off something in Casino Royale. We had a great storyline, we had a great book, we had a novel by Ian Fleming that was solid and had a love story in it — a really strong love story. And Eva Green played this great part, a wonderful performance, and when it came around to shooting this movie it was like, we can’t just push that aside. We have to develop that; we have to tie up the loose ends here. And that’s what Quantum of Solace is about — it’s him finding his quantum of solace. He’s not on a vendetta. He’s not after revenge. He’s after finding his place.”
Read the rest here.
Inside the brand new issue of the Italian VANITY FAIR #45 12-11-08 there is a full page size photo of Eva Green (see the preview). If anyone can donate a scan, please email me! Francesca kindly sent me a scan! Thank you!
Starting next week I’ll be taking a break for two weeks. So, during this time, there’ll be most likely no updates. I will however ask a dear friend of mine to moderate the comments, and, maybe, upload new pictures of Eva attends a new super important event. If she takes a little longer to moderate the comments than I usually do, please be patient. By the way, sometimes links go into the spam folder. So if you’re a legit member with a legit link and your link wasn’t added to the comments page, leava a friendly comment without links saying that you’ve sent another one with links. This way we’ll look into the spam folder. I may still pop up to say hello during my absence, but it’s not sure yet. Anyway, keep visiting, chatting here in the comments section, browsing the site, etc.
But I’ll still be around until next week.
Please welcome our newest affiliates: Summer-Glau.net and Twilight-Media.net!
I know that not everyone likes “Twilight” here but some do. A good friend of mine’s just opened this fansite today, so I’m posting her link here to support her and let the world know about her brand new site.
The actress, who is Montblanc’s Ambassador since 2007, has accepted to pose once again for the famous brand.
The new campaign, that aims to promote the jewelry and watches collection, was shot by photographer Ellen von Unwerth, who succeeds Paolo Roversi.
The photos were shot in Milan and each photo of this series is followed by the slogan: “Montblanc. A Story to Tell.”
The campaign will be launched on November 3rd.
It seems like Vanity Fair and the German mag Gala launched it before everybody else… Click here and here.
And a brand new tiny preview thanks to Olga Iv: