Lupus Films was at Claridges last night for the Evening Standard British Film Awards. Ethel and Ernest was on the ‘long list’ of six films nominated in the best film category.

Everyman Award for Best Film

  • American Honey
  • Bridget Jones’s Baby
  • Ethel & Ernest
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • Lady Macbeth
  • The Girl with All the Gifts

Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake won the category. Full list of winners here.

The judging panel was made up of film critics from the Evening Standard, the Times, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph.

Luke Treadaway, who played Raymond Briggs in ‘Ethel and Ernest’ was also at the ceremony to present one of the awards.

The Evening Standard’s review of Ethel and Ernest is here.


The Times film critic Kate Muir (centre) with the producers of ‘Ethel and Ernest’ Ruth Fielding (left) and Camilla Deakin (right) . Kate Muir was on the advisory judging panel of the Evening Standard British Film Awards. She had interviewed Raymond Briggs for an article about ‘Ethel and Ernest’ in The Times and had given the film a lovely four star review.


Vanessa Kirby and Luke Treadaway (who played Raymond Briggs in Ethel and Ernest) announcing the winner in the Best Film category.


‘I, Daniel Blake’ actor Dave Johns talks with Ricky Gervais at the ceremony.


Camilla talking with Peter Bradshaw, the film critic of The Guardian.

“Raymond Briggs’s graphic-novel tribute to his parents Ethel and Ernest, and their long, happy marriage has been lovingly turned into a feature animation that exactly reproduces the detail and the simplicity of his hand-drawn style.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


The moment Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake was announced as the winner in the best film category.


The Telegraph film critic Tim Robey in conversation with Whit Stillman, writer and director of Love and Friendship. Kate Beckinsale won Best Actress for her starring role in the film.

“Briggs honoured his parents by playing up their chirpy stoicism, but theirs was a generation of vast change, which we witness overtaking them without their full understanding. The backdrop to this very English marriage – soot and grit and survival, and that basenote of touching bafflement – means all the tears are earned.” Tim Robey – The Telegraph (full review here )