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News24.com | Oliver Hermanus praises 'Living' cast and crew after Oscar nominations

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Kazuo Ishiguro, Bill Nighy and Oliver Hermanus attend a Living Premiere.


Kazuo Ishiguro, Bill Nighy and Oliver Hermanus attend a Living Premiere.

Photo: Tommaso Boddi/FilmMagic via Getty Images

WARNING: This article contains strong language.

  • Oliver Hermanus’ first international film, Living, received two Academy Award nominations on Tuesday.
  • “It was a total gift to be afforded the opportunity to work with these two incredible artists,” Hermanus said on social media.
  • Winners of the industry’s highest honours will be unveiled at a 12 March ceremony.

Oliver Hermanus’ first international film, Living, received two Academy Award nominations on Tuesday.

The 2023 Oscar nominations were announced, with the multiverse adventure Everything Everywhere All at Once receiving 11 nods, leading the pack. 

Winners of the industry’s highest honours will be unveiled at a 12 March ceremony hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel and aired live on Walt Disney Co’s ABC network. The Oscars will air on M-Net (DStv 101) in South Africa.

See all the 2023 Oscar nominations HERE.

After receiving four Bafta nominations last week, Living received nominations for Best Actor (Bill Nighy) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Kazuo Ishiguro). 

“It was a total gift to be afforded the opportunity to work with these two incredible artists. I could not be happier that they are being celebrated for their work on Living with Oscar nominations. I want to congratulate our entire team for their tireless work and brilliance in bringing Living to life! Well fucking done.”

— Living director Oliver Hermanus wrote on Instagram.

Set in London in 1952, Living follows Mr Williams (Nighy), a civil servant who has become a small cog in the bureaucracy of rebuilding post-WWII England, as he learns that he has a terminal illness. He goes on a quest to find some meaning to his dull life.

Hermanus previously told News24 of his Bafta nominations: “Team Living has had a really exhilarating few months.”

He added: “It’s with great pride that we celebrate four Bafta nominations, including Best British Film! I couldn’t be happier with this reception for my first-ever film outside South Africa!”

The Capetonian is currently filming his next project, Mary & George – a period drama series based on a true story about powerful royal family favourites Mary Villiers and her son George.

The series is Hermanus’ first and stars Julianne Moore.





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