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James Receives Evening Standard Theatre Awards Nomination

According to Irish Examiner, James has received a nomination at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance in The Ruling Class. He’s up against Ralph Fiennes, Simon Russell Beale and Kenneth Cranham. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 22.

The National Theatre leads the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlist with seven nominations including best actor for Ralph Fiennes and best actress for Denise Gough.

For the first time this year, there are three musical awards, including the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for best musical, the winner of which will be announced live on the night by Radio 2 host Elaine Paige.

In the Best Actor category, Fiennes’ performance as philosophical revolutionary Jack Tanner in Man and Superman will compete against four-time Evening Standard Award winner Simon Russell Beale for his lead turn in Temple at the Donmar Warehouse, Kenneth Cranham in The Father, and James McAvoy in The Ruling Class.

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Olivier Awards 2015

The Olivier Awards are currently taking place in London, and James McAvoy hit the red carpet with his wife Ann-Marie Duff, as James was nominated for the Best Actor award for his role in “The Ruling Class” whilst Ann-Marie was set to present. Unfortunately James did not win the award (congratulations to Mark Strong who won for his role in “A View From The Bridge”), but having seen him perform in “The Ruling Class” this week, I can vouch for it being one of the most extraordinary performances I’ve seen – and possibly better than his turn in “Macbeth” in 2013! The first few pictures from the red carpet are currently being uploaded to the gallery, with more on the way shortly.

Categories Awards & Nominations The Ruling Class

James McAvoy Nominated for Olivier Award

The list of nominees were announced today for the 2015 Olivier Awards, and James McAvoy not only helped to announce the finalist, but was also shortlisted. He is nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Ruling Class”, so congratulations to him.


Richard Armitage for The Crucible at Old Vic
James McAvoy for The Ruling Class at Trafalgar Studio 1
Tim Pigott-Smith for King Charles III at Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre
Mark Strong for A View From The Bridge at Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre

The 2015 Olivier Awards will take place on Sunday April 12 at the Royal Opera House, with highlights shown on ITV later that night.

Categories Awards & Nominations Filth

James McAvoy wins Scottish Bafta film actor award

Hollywood star James McAvoy has beaten stiff competition from Peter Mullan and Jack O’Connell to win the coveted Actor Film award at Scotland’s annual Bafta ceremony.

McAvoy won the award for his portrayal of a corrupt policeman in Filth.

Sophie Kennedy Clark won the Actress Film trophy for her performance in Philomena.

Other winners included David Tennant, who took the Actor Television category for his role in The Escape Artist.

Another big winner on the night was Shirley Henderson, who collected the Actress Television award for her role as a grieving mother in Channel 4’s Southcliffe.

The winners of the British Academy Scotland Awards 2014 were unveiled at a red carpet ceremony at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel.


Categories Awards & Nominations Filth

James McAvoy Nominated for Scottish BAFTA

The nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland awards have been announced today.

James McAvoy, Jack O’Connell and Peter Mullan will battle it out for best actor, while Jane Horrocks, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Freya Mavor will compete for the actress gong. In total, Filth has been nominated for 3 awards; Best Feature Film, Best Director Film/Television, and Best Actor.

19 trophies will be handed out at the ceremony hosted by television presenter Hazel Irvine at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Sunday, November 16.

Best Actor (Film)
James McAvoy, Filth
Peter Mullan, Sunshine on Leith
Jack O’Connell, Starred Up

Categories Awards & Nominations Filth

James wins Best Actor at Empire Awards 2014

James McAvoy has been announced the Best Actor at the Jameson Empire Awards which took place earlier this evening in London. James won for his role in Filth – congratulations! Check out an excerpt from the Empire Live Blog, pictures from the event will be added as soon as possible:

The gorgeous Kate Beckinsale is presenting Best Actor this year, on a break from filming Absolutely Anything with Simon Pegg. We wonder if she’ll manage to find some time after her presenting gig to talk to Arnold Schwarzenegger about their respective versions of Total Recall? Anyway, what about the nominees?

Says Beckinsale, “I’ve been to American awards but never the Empire awards. I was so excited – someone was moved along outside for actually wanking! That never happens at American awards.”

And the winner is… James McAvoy, Filth

There’s quite a lot of screaming in the room when McAvoy wins, and he takes a moment to put his jacket on before leaping onstage. We’re not sure he was expecting that.

“You’re faced with a quandary when you’re nominated for an award; do you come up with a speech or not? I’ve opted not, but I love you all.”

Unsurprisingly he also thanks Jameson, because he seems a wee bit tipsy already. He’s making the entire room take a drink before he gets offstage. “Thanks very much and get on ye!”

McAvoy always gives amusing speeches. Give him more awards, world!

Categories Awards & Nominations Filth Trance

James, “Filth” and “Trance” Nominated for Empire Awards

The nominations for the 2014 Jameson Empire Awards have just gone live at the official site, and James has been nominated for Best Actor for his role as Bruce Robertson in Filth, which has also been nominated for Best British Film. Trance has also been nominated for Best Thriller. Make sure you head over to the site to cast your votes, and congratulations to James along with the cast and crew for both films. The winners will be announced on March 30.

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)
James McAvoy (Filth)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street)
Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

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British Independent Film Awards

Last night James attended the British Independent Film Awards, where he was named Best Actor for his role in Filth – congratulations! Pictures from the event, along with a new portrait session, have now been added to the gallery.

Gallery Links
Public Appearances > 2013 > Dec 08 | British Independent Film Awards
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2013 > Session 002

Categories Awards & Nominations Macbeth News

James Nominated for What’s On Stage Award

James McAvoy has been nominated for a prestigious theatre award for his role in Shakespeare play Macbeth.

The Scots actor was among the names shortlisted for the What’s On Stage Awards. His wife, Anne-Marie Duff, was nominated for best actress for Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude at the National Theatre.

McAvoy will compete against Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint who are also shortlisted. Radcliffe is nominated for best actor for his role in The Cripple Of Inishmaan, while Grint is shortlisted for newcomer of the year after making his stage debut in a revival of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo.

The other best actor nominees are Lenny Henry, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear.

Duff is nominated for best actress along with Hayley Atwell, Suranne Jones, Tanya Moodie and Dame Helen Mirren.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on February 23.


Categories Awards & Nominations Filth News

James Nominated for British Independent Film Award

The nominees for the British Independs Film Awards were announced yesterday by Ewan McGregor, and James has been nominated for Best Actor for his leading role in Filth. The film is also nomined for Best Director (Jon S Baird), Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Marsan), Best Supporting Actress (Shirley Henderson) and Best Achievement In Production.

Best Actor
Jim Broadbent for Le Week-end
Steve Coogan for Philomena
Tom Hardy for Locke
Jack O’Connell for Starred Up
James McAvoy for Filth

This year’s ceremony takes place December 8th. Good luck to the cast and crew!