Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Working Title Films has scooped 12 nominations at the Academy Awards which were announced yesterday.

Les Misérables received 8 nominations including Best Picture, HughJackman for Actor in a Leading Role, Anne Hathaway for Actress in a Supporting Role, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Song), Production Design and Sound Mixing.

Anna Karenina received 4 nominations including Cinematography, Costume Design, Music (Original Song), and Production Design.

Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, co-chairman of Working Title Films said: "We are really proud that Les Misérables and Anna Karenina have received recognition from the Academy with eight and fournominations respectively.

"These nominations are not just for Anne andHugh but for all the talented people who worked incredibly hard on these films. We are proud of all the films we've worked on this past year and are happy to be making movies in the UK working with such great talent.

"Les Misérables is about to cross the $200 million at the global box-office so it's a great start to the year for Working Title."

Working Title has alreadygarnered 15 BAFTA nominations, 4 Golden Globes nominations and a nomination for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the PGAs amongst many others.

The film has been breaking box-office records around the world and has already grossed close to $200 million worldwide ahead of its UK release on 11th January.

It was the fastest musical ever to cross $100 million worldwide at the box office in a record 13 days and was the biggest opening day ever for a musical in the US with $18 million in box office.

The film grossed $32.2 million internationally in its first three days of release and after huge advance ticket sales in the US, the film was the US number 1 on Christmas Day on 2,808 theatres.

Directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway;produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with Sir Cameron Mackintosh, the film is earning rave reviews globally.

Anna Karenina is Joe Wright's epic love story starring Keira Knightley and adapted from Leo Tolstoy's classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard.

Later this month, Bevan and Fellner will be the first British producers to be honoured with the Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA's highesthonour for motion picture producers. The duo will receive the award January 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.