Don your finest dickie, tuck that shirt into your tux and rattle your finest jewellery for the Creative Awards red carpet experience. It’s no secret that our film awards have graced the biggest award shows across the country (well, mainly in London) and we salute the stars of the small and much bigger screen in today’s blog.
For over 40 years our team, many with backgrounds within the film industry as writers, directors and assistants, have created some of the most iconic awards within film. From humble beginnings our works have celebrated the very best actors, sound engineers, directors and unsung heroes from the industry. Indeed, we take pride in knowing that our awards are sitting proudly, solemnly even, in the houses of the very biggest stars of the screen. A warming thought on those cold winter days down in our workshop. We look at three of our most famous film awards and offer you, our dear reader, some interesting and fun facts about our works.
Empire Awards - Going global
Starting in 1996 the Empire Awards have become synonymous with celebrating the very best in international and national film. Ran by the illustrious Empire Magazine, the awards are known for their staggering array of stars and championing the biggest and best movies of the year. What makes the awards particularly special is that they are entirely voted for by the fans, creating an organic way to connect with the stars and honour them for their work.
Docs Ireland - More than just a film festival
The award-winners were announced on Sunday 16th June at the Closing Night Gala. Steven Eastwood’s ‘Island’ won the Maysles Brother award for Best Observational Documentary, whilst Best Irish Short documentary went to Anna Rodgers’ ‘Strong at the Broken Places’. Elsewhere, documentarian Margo Harkin was honoured by Mark Cousins with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Documentary, whilst the Shell Shock award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Documentary was given to legendary British film director, DJ and musician Don Letts. Other highlights of the festival included a discussion with Oscar-winning filmmaker and director of ‘No Stone Unturned’, Alex Gibney. Gibney took part in an event discussing the freedom of the press with Trevor Birney, Barry McCaffrey and Seán Murray in the Ulster Museum on Wednesday June 12th. Gibney also discussed his impressive catalogue of work, what drives him to be a filmmaker and his new film ‘The Inventor’, which screened at the festival.
Evening Standard British FIlm Awards - Iconic British actors immortalised
One of the oldest film awards events in the country, the Evening Standard British Film Awards have been running since 1973. Now, for such a small island the UK has certainly made waves in the film and acting worlds for the sheer amount of talent produced on our rainswept shores. A veritable who’s who of British film, the awards have been given out to some of the most iconic actors of their generation. From Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness to Bob Hoskins and Daniel Day-Lewis, these awards are one of the most highly prized in the industry.For more information on any of the film awards featured, contact our teams 0207 242 4020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.