Brits go home empty-handed from the Oscars despite being nominated in major categories
Naomie Harris, Andrew Garfield and Dev Patel went home empty-handed from this year’s Oscars in a disappointing night for British film.
US names Viola Davis, Casey Affleck and Mahershala Ali triumphed over Naomie, Andrew and Dev in the acting categories in the film world’s biggest awards ceremony.
The disappointment led to the worst results for Britain in at least 10 years.
Musician Sting had been among the British hopefuls, for best original song.
But La La Land’s City Of Stars took the trophy.
Thankfully there was some good news for British director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara who picked up an award for Best Documentary Short for their film, The White Helmets, which focuses on a group of rescue workers who risk their lives in the Syrian civil war.
British nominations in this year’s shortlist who missed out in the technical categories included Joanna Johnston for costume design in the film Allied, and Mica Levi, for original score, in Jackie.
WINNERS AND LOSERS
Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea WINNER
Denzel Washington – Fences
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Emma Stone – La La Land WINNER
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
Damien Chazelle – La La Land WINNER
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea
Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
Denes Villeneuve – Arrival
Best Original Song
City of Stars WINNER
Can’t Stop the Feeling
How Far I’ll Go
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Hell Or High Water
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali– Moonlight WINNER
Dev Patel – Lion
Jeff Bridges – Hell Or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester By The Sea
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animal
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis – Fences WINNER
Michelle Williams – Manchester By The Sea
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures