Andrea Riseborough collected the best actress prize for her role as an IRA terrorist in Shadow Dancer. But journalist Tom Bradby missed out on winning best screenplay for his work in bringing his novel to the screen.
That award went to Malcolm Campbell for What Richard Did.
Despite huge acclaim for his lead role in Lincoln, Oscar nominee Daniel Day-Lewis missed out on the best actor award.
Instead the prize went to Toby Jones for the independent art house film Berberian Sound Studio.
The ceremony, hosted by actor Stephen Mangan, was held at the London Film Museum on South Bank.
Skyfall was a double winner at the Evening Standard British Film Awards this evening.
The Bond movie was named "best film" and "blockbuster of the year".The ceremony, hosted by actor Stephen Mangan, was held at the London Film Museum on South Bank.