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Plucky Brits in the frame as US big hitters slug it out for Oscars glory

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/03/2010

Kate Muir

"It was the little film that could: An Education, the low-budget British drama written by Nick Hornby, has been nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Carey Mulligan, the film's 24-year-old star, is up for Best Actress with her luminous performance as a suburban schoolgirl.

"The shortlist for the 82nd Academy Awards was announced yesterday, and British hopes also include Colin Firth's nomination for Best Actor, in A Single Man, and Helen Mirren for The Last Station, as well as Armando Iannucci for the screenplay of In the Loop. Last year with Slumdog Millionaire's success the film industry once more proclaimed: The British are coming. This year the British are clinging on pluckily.

"In America the two heavy hitters are James Cameron's Avatar and Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, each with nine Oscar nominations. For the first time since 1943, there were ten nominations for Best Picture instead of five, in an attempt by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to broaden the awards and stem the decline in television audiences. The other films are The Blind Side, District 9, Inglourious Basterds, A Serious Man, Up, Precious, and Up in the Air."

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"Plucky Brits in the frame as US big hitters slug it out for Oscars glory", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 24/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/plucky-brits-in-the-frame-as-us-big-hitters-slug-it-out-for-oscars-glory