99moves Rounds up the 83rd Academy Awards 2011 - What the Oscars Mean to British Filmmakers

By 99moves, PRNE
Sunday, February 27, 2011

LONDON, February 28, 2011 - With 16,000 tweets per minute the Oscars (oscar.go.com/) caused
waves of attention across the web, amongst the sea of opinions and arguments,
leading video SEO agency (www.99moves.com/) 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
; 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

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 (www.99moves.com/insight/83rd-academy-awards-2011.html) pages.

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