Film4 celebrates 6 Oscar® wins including Best International Feature Film and Best Actress



London, Monday 11th March 2024: Channel 4’s feature film division, Film4, today celebrates 6 Oscar® wins including Best International Feature Film and Best Actress – Emma Stone.  The two Film4-backed films awarded are Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS and Jonathan Glazer’s THE ZONE OF INTEREST

This news follows a successful awards season for Film4-backed films including 9 collective BAFTA wins for POOR THINGSTHE ZONE OF INTEREST, and EARTH MAMA including ‘Outstanding British Film’ and ‘Outstanding Debut for a British Director, Writer or Producer’ – plus HOW TO HAVE SEX lead Mia McKenna-Bruce received the Rising Star Award.  Film4-backed films also won 14 BIFAs in December including Best British Independent Film for ALL OF US STRANGERS, and 2 Golden Globes for POOR THINGS including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

Daniel Battsek, Chairman of Film4 and Ollie Madden Director of Film4 comment: "We are honoured that The Academy has recognised POOR THINGS and THE ZONE OF INTEREST, two bold and visionary films developed in the UK that have gone on to captivate global audiences.  At Film4 we’ve had the privilege of working with both Yorgos Lanthimos and Jonathan Glazer for many years, and these Oscars® are testament to their dedication to extraordinary, original filmmaking.  Congratulations to all the winners.”

Yorgos Lanthimos’s POOR THINGS won 4 Oscars® including:

  • Best Actress (Emma Stone)
  • Best Costume Design (Holly Waddington)
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston)
  • Best Production Design (James Price and Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek)

Jonathan Glazer’s THE ZONE OF INTEREST won 2 Oscars® including:

  • Best International Feature Film (United Kingdom)
  • Best Sound (Johnnie Burn, Tarn Willers)

Congratulations to all the winners!

To celebrate Oscar® Season, the Film4 channel and Channel 4 will be streaming previous Oscar® winning films.  Available throughout March, these critically acclaimed films include The Father and 12 Years a Slave.




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About Film4

Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking, both new and established.

Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award®-winners such as Florian Zeller’s The Father, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Asif Kapadia’s box office record breaking documentary Amy, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, Rose Glass’s Saint Maud, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not a Witch, Chris Morris’s Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.

Film4’s recent releases include Molly Manning Walker’s Un Certain Regard prize-winning How to Have Sex, Martin McDonagh’s BAFTA winning The Banshees of Inisherin, Oliver Hermanus’ Living, Florian Zeller’s The Son, Mark Jenkin’s Enys Men and Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or-winning Titane, Jonathan Butterell’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Aml Ameen’s Boxing Day, Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday, Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor, and Jim Archer’s Brian & Charles. This year’s cinema releases include Yorgos Lanthimos’ Venice Golden Lion winner Poor Things, Jonathan Glazer’s Cannes Grand Prix winner The Zone of Interest, Steve McQueen’s Occupied City, Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers and Rose Glass’ Love Lies Bleeding.


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