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These Are The Big British Winners Of The 2016 Academy Awards

Mark Rylance, Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes, and costume designer Jenny Beavan all took home Oscars.

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The 56-year-old actor won for his role in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.

English costume designer Beavan has been nominated for an Academy Award eight times – she last won in 1986 for A Room With a View.


Smith dedicated Bond theme song "Writing's on the Wall", co-written with fellow Brit Jimmy Napes for Spectre, to the LGBT community.

Kapadia’s portrayal of British singer Amy Winehouse has been one of the most commercially successful British documentaries in years.

Visual effects (VFX) supervisor Andrew Whitehurst, along with his team, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, and Sara Bennett, clinched the prize instead of the people behind larger productions like Mad Max: Fury Road.

Rose Troup Buchanan is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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