Oscars 2022: Sir Kenneth Branagh and Riz Ahmed lead British success
Overall, the British talent has won six Oscars at this year’s ceremony, down slightly from last year’s total of eight.
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Brits missed out on the big awards at this year’s Oscars in Hollywood, but still had success in the special effects category.
Sir Kenneth Branagh and Riz Ahmed were the top British winners at the Dolby Theater in the 94th annual edition of the Academy Awards.
Sir Kenneth, 61, raised the bar for the first time despite having been nominated eight times before.
His win for best original screenplay for Belfast comes four decades after he first appeared on our screens on the BBC in 1982.
Riz, 30, was one of the winners for her role in The Long Goodbye, an 11-minute film that won the Oscar for best short film.
Riz stars in the film and also writes the screenplay, which is set in the near future and depicts a South Asian family in London terrorized by an all-white militia.
His success follows last year’s Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as a deaf drummer in Sound Of Metal.
Like Sir Kenneth, Riz was unable to hold his breath on that occasion when he lost to Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Unfortunately for British talent elsewhere, they didn’t pick up any of the “big four” acting awards this year.
There were, however, several victories in the technical categories to celebrate.
Joe Walker won the Academy Award for Best Editing, for the sci-fi epic Dune, a lucky third for him after missing out before despite being nominated for good editing. best in 2014 (for his work in 12 Years A Slave) and 2017 (Arrival)
Composer and music producer Theo Green was one of the winners for best sound, again for the film Dune.
His win comes four years after he received his first Oscar nomination for Blade Runner 2049.
Jenny Beavan also received an award when she received the award for best costume design for the movie Cruella.
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Paul Lambert and Tristan Myles were also part of the team that received the award for best visual effects for their work on the film Dune.
That means Paul now has an Oscar hat-trick after he previously won for visual effects in 2018 for Blade Runner 2049 and in 2019 for First Man.
On the other hand, Tristan has won his second award after winning with Paul at First Man three years ago.
Overall, the British talent has won six Oscars, down slightly from last year’s total of eight.
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