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45 Years and Doctor Foster win at South Bank awards (2016)

45 Years

Story by Jack Foley

WRITER-director Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years and BBC One series Doctor Foster have both been honoured at this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards (2016).

The former was inspired by David Constantine’s short story In Another Country and stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay whose marriage hits an unexpected crisis on the eve of their 45th wedding anniversary. It saw Rampling nominated for an Oscar.

The film beat Brooklynand Ex_Machina to be crowned best film.

Doctor Foster starred Suranne Jones as a GP who suspects her husband of infidelity. It beat BBC Two’s Wolf Hall and Channel 4’s Humans to the title of best TV drama.

Other honourees this year include grime artist Stormzy, who won The Times Breakthrough Award, and Mercury music prize winner Benjamin Clementine, who won best pop song for his record At Least For Now.

Eddie Izzard received an outstanding contribution award for his contribution to British arts, while Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk took the visual art award ahead of Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park.

Martin McDonagh’s black comedy Hangmen was the recipient of the theatre award, while Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan received the comedy award for their Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe.

Sunday’s ceremony took place at the Savoy Hotel in London.

The winners in full

Classical music
Mark Simpson, The Immortal
Also nominated Stephen Hough, International Piano Series: Debussy and Chopin, Royal Festival Hall; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons’ Farewell Concert, Symphony Hall

Film
45 Years

Also nominated Brooklyn, Ex Machina

Comedy
Catastrophe, Channel 4

Also nominated Chewing Gum, E4; Peter Kay’s Car Share, BBC One

Dance
1984, Northern Ballet

Also nominated Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me), Lost Dog; Woolf Works, Royal Ballet

Literature
The Year of the Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota

Also nominated The Past, Tessa Hadley; The Wolf Border, Sarah Hall

Opera
Force of Destiny, English National Opera

Also nominated Krol Roger, Royal Opera House; Saul, Glyndebourne

Pop
Benjamin Clementine, At Least For Now

Also nominated Sleaford Mods, Key Markets; Years and Years, Communion

Theatre
Hangmen, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre

Also nominated Oresteia, Almeida Theatre; People, Places And Things, National Theatre and Headlong

TV drama
Doctor Foster, BBC One

Also nominated Humans, Channel 4; Wolf Hall, BBC Two

Visual art
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk, Serpentine Gallery

Also nominated Banksy: Dismaland Bemusement Park; Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery), British Library

The Times Breakthrough Award
Stormzy

Outstanding Achievement Award
Eddie Izzard