UK talent triumphs at the 91st Academy Awards

Tuesday February 26 2019

The 91st Academy Awards took place this Sunday evening, celebrating the artistic and technical merit of the film industry, and the British Film Commission was thrilled to see a wealth of British talent taking home awards, for their accomplishments both on screen and off screen.

Olivia Colman led the charge of British talent by winning the coveted Best Actress Oscar for her excellent portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite, a film which was shot at Danson House in Bexley, Hatfield House in Herts and Hampton Court Palace.

Behind the camera, British talent also earned their share of well-deserved awards. Most notably Bohemian Rhapsody, which was made in the UK, led the post-production wins, with sound engineers Paul Massey, John Casali and Tim Cavagin winning the Best Sound Mixing award, and John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone winning the award for the Best Sound Editing.

On a similarly musical note, Mark Ronson was awarded the Oscar for Best Original Song for Shallow in A Star Is Born, alongside co-writers Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Lady Gaga.

A special mention goes to special effects supervisor Paul Lambert, who picked up his second Oscar in a row with British Film Commission sponsors Dneg for Best Visual Effects for First Man, having won the same award for Blade Runner 2049 in 2018.

The British Film Commission sends a wholehearted congratulations to all UK winners at this year’s Academy Awards, highlighting diversity of British creative talent in work across VFX, sound and performance.

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