March 10, 2011
FUJIFILM Corporation is delighted to extend its warmest congratulations to The King's Speech for its outstanding success at the recent Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards.
The success of The King's Speech at the 2011 Academy Awards® completes a memorable hat trick for Fujifilm Motion Picture. This is the third year running that a feature film produced on Fujifilm Motion Picture film stock has been awarded Best Picture in the Oscar®. The win for The King's Speech follows similar triumphs in 2010 for The Hurt Locker and for Slumdog Millionaire in 2009.
The King's Speech had led the nominations, competing in 12 categories, and ended up collecting an impressive four Academy Awards®. In addition to the coveted Best Picture award, the film also picked up Best Directing for Tom Hooper, Best Writing (Original Screenplay) for David Seidler, and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth.
Tom Hooper's inspirational film about King George VI's battle with his speech impediment wasn't the only success for Fujifilm with many other productions also scooping major awards. Christian Bale was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Fighter, while Natalie Portman won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Black Swan.
The Fighter was shot by Director of Photography Hoyte van Hoytema NSC FSF and was originated on 2-Perf 35mm ETERNA 500T 8573, ETERNA 250D 8563 and ETERNA 250T 8553. Black Swan was shot by Director of Photography Matthew Libatique ASC and was originated on 16mm ETERNA Vivid 500T 8647 and ETERNA Vivid 160T 8643.
In addition to the accolades it received at the Academy Awards®, Fujifilm-originated features were also well represented at other major awards ceremonies including the BAFTAs®, the Golden Globes, the British Independent Film Awards, the London Critics Circle Awards, the Evening Standard Film Awards, Directors' Guild of America, Producers' Guild of America and the Screen Actors' Guild Awards.
The Independent Spirit Awards saw Matthew Libatique ASC collecting Best Cinematography for his 16mm work on Black Swan, and As If I Am Not There, shot by Director of Photography Tim Fleming on Fujifilm Motion Picture film stock, won Best Film at The Irish Film & Television Academy Awards.