London-shot Films in Awards Season
Date posted: 16.01.2013
Awards season is upon us and with it comes BAFTA and Academy Awards nominations for London-shot films.
With London doubling for various Parisian locales, Les Miserables has a strong showing in the awards lists. An audience favourite with record breaking box office figures in the UK, it has already picked up three Golden Globes, including Best Musical or Comedy. From Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), his latest film is nominated for an outstanding nine awards from BAFTA, including Best Film and Outstanding British Film. The musical sensation also picked up eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
Shot extensively in London, James Bond’s most recent high-stakes adventure Skyfall has picked up eight nominations from BAFTA, including Outstanding British Film, and five nominations from the Academy, including Cinematography.
More British talent shooting in the capital is celebrated by BAFTA: the team behind Wild Bill, the story of a prisoner out on parole in East London written and directed by Dexter Fletcher, is up for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer; and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, following a group of British pensioners moving to a retirement hotel in India, is nominated for Outstanding British Film.
World-famous animation work at London's 3 Mills Studios is lauded in nominations for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, up for Best Animated Film from BAFTA and the Academy.
Two films from the historic Pinewood Studios, situated just outside the capital, are represented in the nominations lists: Prometheus for Visual Effects from BAFTA and the Academy; and Snow White and the Hunstman for Costume Design from BAFTA and the Academy and Visual Effects from the Academy.
Winners for the 66th BAFTA Awards will be announced on Sunday 10 February and winners for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced on Sunday 24th February.