Shepperton Studios movies get Bafta nodsBy Becky Middleton
January 10, 2013
FILMS created at Shepperton Studios are up for more than a dozen Bafta awards after the nominations were announced this week.
Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley and Shepperton-born actress Ruth Wilson, leads the pack with six nominations including Outstanding British Film and Production Design.
The movie, based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel about 19th century Russian high society, was directed by Joe Wright.
Frankenweenie, Tim Burton’s animated sci-fi film about a boy who brings his dog back to life, is up for the Animated Film award, while Alien prequel Prometheus could win the prize for Visual Effects.
All three movies took shape at the world-renowned Studios Road site using a range of the facilities including sound production, the backlot stage and internal stages.
A statement from the Pinewood Studios Group, which Shepperton Studios is part of, wished all the nominees good luck at the awards ceremony next month.
A spokesman for the group said: “Congratulations to all of those nominated, especially those we were fortunate enough to be associated with at Pinewood and Shepperton Studios.
“The list of films and talented crews that have been based here during the past year is incredible and we are proud to be associated with them.”
Anna Karenina is nominated in the Make-Up and Hair, Production Design, Costume Design, Cinematography and Outstanding British Film categories.
The winners will be announced at the British Academy Film Awards ceremony to be held at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday, February 10.