Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: Joy Division movie ‘Control’ wins Best Film

Anton Corbijn's portrayal of Ian Curtis takes home the gong

‘Control’, the Joy Division biopic directed by Anton Corbijn, has won the Best Film award at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008.

Receiving his award from actor Danny Dyer, director Anton Corbijn – a one time NME photographer – was there to accept the honour.

He said: “Thank you, I am very happy that the English audience like it. When I came to England there were two names that meant something to me –NME and Joy Division, and I managed to work with both of them. It means a lot to me, thank you.”

The other nominees for Best Film were ’Hot Fuzz’, ’Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End’, ’The Simpsons Movie’ and’Superbad’.

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the ceremony is being broadcast on E4 at 11pm (GMT) tonight (February 28), with highlights following tomorrow (29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm.

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.