Britain has modest success at the 2023 Oscars with four wins


The UK had modest success at the 2023 Oscars, winning a total of four awards on the night.

James Friend received the Cinematography Award for his work on the epic World War I film All Quiet On The Western Front.

Friend’s win comes just weeks after similar success at the Baftas, and on both occasions Friend beat compatriot Sir Roger Deakins, who was nominated for romantic drama Empire Of Light.

An Irish Goodbye won Best Short Film.

Filmed entirely on location in Northern Ireland, the black comedy follows the story of two estranged brothers coming to terms with the death of their mother.

The film also won the short film category at this year’s Baftas.

Best Animated Short went to The Boy, The Mole, The Fox & The Horse: a British-American co-production which premiered on BBC One on 24 December 2022.

The film, based on Charlie Mackesy’s novel of the same name, attracted a UK television audience of 7.3 million, making it one of the most-watched programs of this past Christmas.

Finally, the Best Sound award went to the team that worked on the blockbuster sequel Top Gun: Maverick, including British talents Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor.

The UK’s tally of four Oscars is the lowest since 2017, when the country picked up just one award.

Last year Great Britain won six.

The highest total so far this century was in 2009, when Britain picked up nine Oscars, including six for Slumdog Millionaire. Britain has modest success at the 2023 Oscars with four wins

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