British hopes high for Oscars

Preparations are in full swing for the 81st Academy Awards, where hopes are high for a night of British triumphs.

Slumdog Millionaire leads the way with 10 nominations, including best director for Danny Boyle.

The rags-to-riches tale, which has already bagged seven Baftas and four Golden Globes, is vying with The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader for the coveted best picture award.

Kate Winslet is hoping the Academy add an Oscar to the Bafta and pair of Golden Globes she has already won this year.

The 33-year-old is up for best actress for her performance as a former concentration camp guard in The Reader.

Winslet will be hoping for a change of luck at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on Sunday night.

Full published article at: The Press Association

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