Following a stellar year for Creative England-supported films both in festivals and the box office, the successes continued with seven BAFTA nominations!
It was announced last week that iFeatures’ Lady Macbeth star Florence Pugh and God’s Own Country lead Josh O’Connor are both up for BAFTA’s EE Rising Star award, voted for by the public. Make sure you place your vote for your favourite before the awards ceremony on the 18th February!
Both films have also been nominated for BAFTA’s Outstanding British Film award, an exceptional achievement for debut directors William Oldroyd (Lady Macbeth) and Francis Lee (God’s Own Country), and proof of the poignancy original stories
Lady Macbeth was also nominated in Outstanding Debut, along with boxing biopic Jawbone, starring Ray Winstone, which was backed by Creative England, and Kingdom of Us, a documentary which follows a family dealing with grief over their father’s suicide, developed by Creative England and available to stream now on Netflix.
As well as films backed and developed by Creative England, there was similar success for films supported by Creative England’s Production Services team. Darkest Hour, Paddington 2, Dunkirk, The Phantom Thread and Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool were all supported by our Production Services team, either for support sourcing filming locations or crew for the productions.
The BAFTAs will screen on BBC One on the 18th February 2018.
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