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2010 British Oscar Awardees

28th February 2011

Wow! What a night for the British film industry at the 83rd Annual Academy Award ceremony. British artists won in ten categories, with fourteen individual awardees (including film historian Kevin Brownlow, who was presented with his Honorary Oscar in November and introduced during the Oscar ceremony). The King's Speech was named Best Picture, crowning a great night. The full list of British awardees is a follows:

Best Picture

The King's Speech - Ian Canning and Gareth Unwin producers (with Emile Sherman)

Leading Actor

Colin Firth for The King's Speech

Supporting Actor

Christian Bale for The Fighter


Tom Hooper for The King's Speech

Original Screenplay

David Seidler for The King's Speech

Original Score

Atticus Ross (with Trent Razor) for The Social Network

Visual Effects

Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb for Inception


David Elsey (with Rick Baker) for The Wolfman

Animated Short

Andrew Ruhemann (with Shaun Tan) for The Lost Thing

Honorary Award

Kevin Brownlow

Congratulations to all of our recipients and nominees.

The British Are Coming

25th January 2011

British Oscar nominees for 83rd Annual Academy Awards

AMPAS announced the official nominations today for the 2010 Academy Awards to be held on 27th February 2011. British talent was at the fore, with The King's Speech awarded 12 nominations.


Inception - Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas

The King's Speech - Gareth Unwin and Ian Canning (and Emile Sherman)

127 Hours - Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson

Actor in a Leading Role

Colin Firth - The King's Speech

Actress in a Supporting Role

Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale - The Fighter


Tom Hooper - The King's Speech

Original Screenplay

Mike Leigh - Another Year

Christopher Nolan - Inception

David Seidler - The King's Speech

Adapted Screenplay

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy - 127 Hours


Danny Cohen - The King's Speech

Roger Deakins - True Grit

Art Direction

Stuart Craig and Stephenie McMillan - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Eve Stewart and Judy Farr - The King's Speech

Guy Hendrix Dyas, (with Larry Dias and Doug Mowat) - Inception

Documentary Feature

Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz - Exit through the Gift Shop


Jon Harris - 127 Hours

Tariq Anwar - The King's Speech

Costume Design

Jenny Beaven - The King's Speech

Sandy Powell - The Tempest

Original Score

John Powell - How to Train Your Dragon

Atticus Ross (with Trent Razor) - The Social Network

Original Song

If I Rise" from "127 Hours" Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong (with Music by A.R. Rahman)

Visual Effects

Tim Burke and John Richardson (with Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi) - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb - Inception

Janek Sirrs and Ged Wright (with Ben Snow and Daniel Sudick) - Iron Man 2

Sound Mixing

Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley - The King's Speech

Live Action Short

Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite - Wish 143

Animated Short

Andrew Ruhemann (with Shaun Tan) - The Lost Thing

British front runners for Oscar 2010

7th December 2010

The King's Speech an Oscar frontrunner?

Can we read too much into Tom Hooper's film picking up awards and plaudits as we head into the awards season? An early front runner for Oscar glory maybe? Or will 'The King's Speech' stammer (sorry!!) at the final post?

'The King's Speech', starring last year's Best Actor nominee for A Single Man, Colin Firth, would appear to be the early front runner in the race for Oscar glory, winning five awards at the British Independent Film Awards; including Best Actor for Firth as King George VI, and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter, for her portrayal as his dutiful wife, Queen Elizabeth.

Also in the running was the films production designer, and previous Oscar nominee, Eve Stewart.

Come the Oscars 2010 watch out also for Jenny Beaven to snare a nomination for her sublime costume design.

Also triumphant on the night was another Oscar nominee from last year, actress Carey Mulligan, winning Best Actress for 'Never Let Me Go'.

Bonham Carter was also at podium to pick up the 'THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD' (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film), with Liam Neeson awarded The Variety Award from his peers.

The British and the Oscar

8th March 2010

British Oscar Awardees 82nd Annual Academy Awards

A long night with "The Hurt Locker" winning Best Picture!

Two British Oscar Awardees

Costume Design

Sandy Powell for "The Young Victoria"

Sound Mixing

Ray Beckett for "The Hurt Locker"

Congratulations to all of our nominees

British Oscar nominations 2009

5th February 2010

British Oscar nominees for 82nd Annual Academy Awards

A big congratulations to the following British Oscar nominees. The 8th March 2010 will be guaranteed to be tense, nerve-racking and exciting. The very best of luck to all of you!


"An Education" Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey Producers

Actor in a Leading Role

Colin Firth for "A Single Man"

Actress in a Leading Role

Helen Mirren for "The Last Station"

Carey Mulligan for "An Education"

Art Direction

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" Art Direction David Warren; Set Decoration Caroline Smith

"Sherlock Holmes" Art Direction Sarah Greenwood, Set Decoration Katie Spencer

"The Young Victoria" Set Decoration Maggie Gray


"The Hurt Locker" Barry Ackroyd

Costume Design

"The Young Victoria" Sandy Powell


"The Young Victoria" Jenny Shircore and John Henry Gordon

Animated Short

"A Matter of Loaf and Death" Nick Park

Sound Mixing

"Star Trek" Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin

"The Hurt Locker" Ray Beckett

"Avatar" Andy Nelson

Adapted Screenplay

"An Education" Nick Hornby

"In the Loop" Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche

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