The nominations for this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2013 have been announced.
The shortlist sees the stars of London 2012 being recognized, with the designers of both the Olympic Velodrome and Olympic Cauldron nominated,
Hilary Mantel and Will Self are nominated in the literature category alongside debut novelist Kerry Hudson.
In what was an incredibly strong year across all of the categories, the nominees for the film award demonstrates the wealth and variety of UK creative talent at the moment. Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, the most successful Bond film ever, will go up against Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio, a psychological thriller about a home counties sound engineer hired by a 70s Italian horror studio and Bart Layton’s documentary The Imposter, the extraordinary true story of Frenchman Frédéric Bourdin who fooled the world by posing as Nicholas Barclay, a teenage Texan boy who disappeared from his home in the early 90s.
Here’s a full list of all the categories and nominations:
Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen – Arias for Guadagni
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Julian Anderson, Ryan Wigglesworth – The Discovery of Heaven – Royal Festival Hall
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle – Wynton Marsalis’s Swing Symphony – Barbican.
Alan Partridge: Welcome to The Places of My Life – Sky Atlantic
Hunderby – Sky Atlantic
Twenty Twelve – BBC 2
A Streetcar Named Desire, Scottish Ballet
Jeux, English National Ballet
Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, Royal Ballet & National Gallery
Berberian Sound Studio
Bring Up The Bodies, Hilary Mantel
Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, Kerry Hudson
Umbrella, Will Self
Les Troyens, Royal Opera House
Ghost Patrol, Scottish Opera & Music Theatre Wales
Where the Wild Things Are, Barbican
Jessie Ware, Devotion
Plan B, Ill Manors
Saint Etienne, Words and Music
The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time, National Theatre
The River, The Royal Court Theatre – Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
The Master & Margarita, Complicite – Barbican
Line of Duty, BBC 2
Parade’s End, BBC2
The Hollow Crown, BBC2
Hopkins Architects: London 2012 Velodrome, Olympic Park
Paul Noble: Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Britain
Thomas Heatherwick: London 2012 Olympic Cauldron, Olympic Park
Outstanding Achievement in association with The Dorchester: To be announced on the day.