The moment arrived and in the early hours of Monday morning (GMT), the Oscars were being presented in America. Our community cinema insurance clients were likely aware of the strong British representation, with 30 British nominees in 2018 (up from 24 in 2017) across a variety of skills from on-screen acting to behind the camera expertise.

The great news was that there were 4 British winners (an increase from 3 in 2017). Well done to Actor Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049), Directors and Screenwriters Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton (The Silent Child) and make-up artist Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour).

British Winners

Best actor

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best live action short

The Silent Child

Best cinematography

Blade Runner 2049

Best makeup and hair

Darkest Hour


The dominant films of the Oscars were The Shape of Water and Dunkirk with 4 other films picking up 2 Awards each.


The Shape of Water (4 Awards)

Best picture

Best production design

Best director – Guillermo del Toro,

Best score


Dunkirk (3 Awards)

Best sound editing

Best sound mixing

Best editing


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2 Awards)

Best supporting actor – Sam Rockwell

Best actress – Frances McDormand


Darkest Hour (2 Awards)

Best actor – Gary Oldman

Best makeup and hair


Blade Runner 2049 (2 Awards)

Best visual effects

Best cinematography


Coco (2 Awards)

Best animated film

Best song



And the other award winners were:


Best costume design

Phantom Thread

Best documentary


Best foreign language film

A Fantastic Woman

Best supporting actress

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best animated short

Dear Basketball

Best documentary short

Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Best adapted screenplay

Call Me by Your Name

Best original screenplay

Get Out



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