The British Are Coming - British Winners at the Oscars 2019
Welcome back to the Creative Awards London blog where we bring you the very best in our custom made awards and trophies from our London workshop. Now, our love of film is no secret. Over the years many of our team have been involved within the film industry from writing to directing as well as even appearing in front of the camera. So, when it comes to film awards its impossible not to say that the Oscars are the ones we look out for the most. The glitz, the glamour, the occasional wardrobe malfunction - all reasons that we sit up till the early hours of the morning and watch the ceremony. As avid movie fans and proud brits we want to dedicate this blog to the British winners at the Oscars. But, who were the British winners at the Oscars 2019? Grab your popcorn as we cover the five Brits who took home the famous golden statue this year.
Actress Olivia Coleman took home the prestigious Best Actress Award for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite, beating, ironically the favourite, Glenn Close for her performance in The Wife.
Coleman was the only British winner of one of the main acting prizes, despite British nominations in the main categories in the form of Christian Bale nominated for best actor in Vice, Richard E Grant up for best supporting actor in Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Rachel Weisz nominated for best supporting actress in The Favourite.
Of course, it's not just the stars on screen that go into producing an Oscar winning movie. Countless others help to make a film successful and Brits took home a number of accolades. DJ, Producer and all round talent Mark Ronson won the award for Best Original Song for Shallow from A Star Is Born, alongside American co-writers Lady Gaga, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.
Sound engineer Paul Massey won for Best Sound Mixing for his work on Bohemian Rhapsody. Continuing the British Invasion John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone won the sound editing gong, also for the Queen film. Finally, special effects supervisor Paul Lambert won his second Oscar in a row for visual effects for First Man following on from his win last year for his work on Blade Runner 2049.
All in all, its refreshing to see British actors and those involved in film successfully flying the creative flag for the country. We want to wish all nominees and winners a massive congratulations and making the films of the last year deeply enjoyable.