99moves Rounds Up the 83rd Academy Awards 2011 – What the Oscars Mean to British Filmmakers

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With 16,000 tweets per minute the Oscars caused waves of attention across the web, amongst the sea of opinions and arguments, leading video SEO agency 99moves followed each step of the action from the red carpet dresses to each award. Last night’s results saw The King’s Speech take home three of the biggest awards, cementing it as the UK Film Council’s swansong.

With 16,000 tweets per minute the Oscars caused waves of attention across the web, amongst the sea of opinions and arguments, leading video SEO agency 99moves followed each step of the action from the red carpet dresses to each award. Last night’s results saw The King’s Speech take home three of the biggest awards, cementing it as the UK Film Council’s swansong.

The Academy Awards always bring disagreements and arguments amongst those within the movie industry and this year was no different. The category for Best Film was a highly contended one with the battle between Black Swan, The Social Network and The King’s Speech a close one to call. The award eventually went to The King’s Speech, which also picked up the Best Directing, Best Original Screenplay and Best Lead Actor awards. The success was especially poignant for all UK viewers as the film was partly funded by the UK Film Council, which is soon to be abolished.

The UK Film Council has been supporting the best of British talent for 10 years and has funded some of the most acclaimed films to come out of England during that time. For some, the runaway success of The King’s Speech has highlighted absence the UK Film Council will leave while others believe the British Film Industry will still thrive with up and coming talent.

Henry Waterfall-Allen, Director of 99moves said ‘Although the UK Film Council gave a face and an identity to British Films the lack of it will not mean the UK will stop producing some of the best films in the world. Film making is a hard business, it’s hard to get in and even harder to get noticed in, but it always has been’. He added ‘Britain has the talent to take on Hollywood, and The King’s Speech proved that, the success of the film should inspire young film makers to aim for the Oscars no matter how bumpy the road ahead is’.

The rest of the awards gave a pretty even spread over the main pictures of the night. The gong for best actress unsurprisingly went to Natalie Portman; she was the odds on favourite the moment she pirouetted on to screen in Black Swan. The Social Network won Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Original Score and Inception’s Wally Pfister picked up Best Cinematography. Inception also picked up Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.

Hosted by Anna Hathaway and James Franco, the awards took place in the Kodak Theatre in LA and were attended by the cream of the movie business. With the usual parade of stars and their dresses, little could detract from the fact that it was The King’s Speech’s night, to read more about the UK Film Council and what it means for British Filmmakers check out the 99moves insight pages.

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