‘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.