Six Film4-backed films received a record 15 Oscar nominations for the 88th annual awards ceremony, which will air live on 28th February 2016, including Best Picture and Best Director nominations for Room.
“We are deeply grateful that the Academy and its members have embraced our films Carol, Room, Ex Machina, 45 Years, Youth and Amy and recognised the extraordinary talent and creativity in bringing them to audiences far and wide. 15 nominations across the films is an amazing validation of our belief in the potential of these bold, inspirational stories we championed at Film4. It’s enormously rewarding to see everyone’s hard work and creativity illuminated by an Oscar nomination and I am delighted to see so many of our friends and partners honoured today. Congratulations to you all – it’s very well deserved,” said David Kosse, Director of Film4.
Amongst the films backed by Film4, Todd Haynes’ CAROL received 6 nominations including Best Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Supporting Actress for Rooney Mara, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Lenny Abrahamson’s Room received 4 nominations including Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Brie Larson and Best Adapted Screenplay for Emma Donoghue.
Alex Garland’s Ex Machina received 2 nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Achievement in Visual Effects.
AMY was nominated for Best Documentary Feature and Charlotte Rampling was nominated for Best Actress for her role in 45 YEARS. Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH received a nomination for Best Original Song.
Film4-backed films Oscar® nominations in full:
Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett
Actress in a Supporting Role: Rooney Mara
Adapted Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy
Achievement in Cinematography: Ed Lachman
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original score): Carter Burwell
Achievement in Costume Design: Sandy Powell
Best Motion Picture of the Year: Ed Guiney
Achievement in Directing: Lenny Abrahamson
Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson
Adapted Screenplay: Emma Donoghue
Original Screenplay: Alex Garland
Achievement in Visual Effects: Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
Actress in a Leading Role: Charlotte Rampling
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original song): Simple Song # 3, music and lyrics by David Lang
Best Documentary Feature: Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees