British talent recognised at 2016 Oscars


British actor Mark Rylance was named Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 Oscars - one of six British winners at the event.

The acclaimed star of BBC drama, 'Wolf Hall', picked up the Oscar for his performance in 'Bridge of Spies', the Steven Spielberg-directed movie about Cold War espionage.

Another spy drama - the Bond movie, 'Spectre' - also found success when UK musician Sam Smith's theme tune, 'Writing's on the Wall', won the Best Song award.



Documentarist Asif Kapadia picked up the trophy for the Best Documentary (feature length) for 'AMY', his film about the troubled singer, Amy Winehouse.

For her work on the Australian science fiction movie, 'Mad Max: Fury Road', which was the most successful movie of the night with six technical awards, the British costume designer Jenny Beavan won Best Costume Design.

'Ex Machina', a winner at the 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards, won Best Visual Effects.


Ex Machina

Above: Science fiction drama, Ex Machina, won the 2016 Best Visual Effects Oscar. Image: film website.

British TV producer Serena Armitage partnered with Irish writer-director Benjamin Cleary on 'Stutterer', which was named Best Short Film in the live action category.


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