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Alternative British Oscars

With this year’s Academy Awards ceremony still fresh in everyone’s mind – Seaford Community Cinema chair, Paula, thought it would be fun to hold an Alternative British Oscars to find out which British films and actors local cinemagoers considered to be the best ever. 
And the Best British Film went to…
I, Daniel Blake – shown at the Barn Theatre venue in January, narrowly beating Local Hero, The Full Monty, The Lady in the Van (also shown at the cinema), and Henry V (the version starring Lord Laurence Olivier).
There was nothing secret about these Oscars. The audience was invited to nominate any film along with Best Actor and Best Actress, although a few suggestions were scattered around the foyer of the Barn Theatre to help those whose minds might have gone blank.
And the Best British Actor went to… 
Sir Michael Caine, who was up against powerful opposition from Sir Alec Guinness, Sir John Hurt, Lord Laurence Olivier and Dave Johns.
And the Best British Actress went to…
Dame Maggie Smith, over powerful contenders Dame Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and Dame Helen Mirren.
The Alternative British Oscars took place during a sell-out showing of the New Zealand comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople on 10th March.

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