Party Of The Week: Danny the champion of the (film) world

Charlotte Cripps
Friday 11 December 2009 01:00

Daniel Day-Lewis was holding court late into the night at the after-party for the British Independent Film Awards, where he was honoured for his outstanding contribution to film. He chatted to An Education star Carey Mulligan, who won the award for Best Actress and Fish Tank star Katie Jarvis, who won Best Newcomer, at The Brewery in London on Sunday night.

Earlier in the evening at the swanky dinner and ceremony, Michael Caine forgot his acceptance speech as he was so overwhelmed by the honour of winning the Variety Award. Anne-Marie Duff's award broke when the bottom of it fell off during her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Nowhere Boy.

The evening started early with a drinks reception for guests including Sam Taylor-Wood, who arrived with her young fiancé and star of her film, Nowhere Boy, Aaron Johnson. They were joined by Eva Green, Gemma Arterton, Harry and Luke Treadaway, Nick Hornby, Rosamund Pike, Stephen Frears and Derek Jacobi.

Two of the five films nominated this year for Best Documentary included The End of the Line, about sustainable fishing, and The Age of Stupid, about environmental damage to the planet – so it was only appropriate that electric cars taxied guests, organic sustainable pollack was served for dinner and an organic goodie bag was designed by the singer Sheryl Crow.

Caine said: "It's completely different this sort of awards – it's very small, it's not televised, it's just a very personal, British thing."

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