Boughton House-shot Les Miserables gets Oscar nominations

Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried on the Boughton House set
Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried on the Boughton House set

Blockbuster musical Les Miserables, which was partly shot in Boughton House near Kettering, has been nominated for eight Oscars.

These include Best Film, Best Actor for Hugh Jackman, Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway and Best Production Design.

The others are Best Original Song (Suddenly by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil), Best Costume Design, Make-up and Hairstyling and Best Sound Mixing.

The news come hard on the heels of the announcement that the film picked up nine Bafta nominations on Wednesday.

Eric Fellner, from Working Title, the company behind Les Miserables, said he was “so pleased” for Jackman and Hathaway.

He said: “They did unbelievable work. They both gave the performances of their lives.”

He added it was “a shame” that Hooper had not been recognised in the directing category, but said he was pleased with the film’s overall success and that another of the firm’s films, Anna Karenina, had four nominations.

He said: “No-one can do their job on a movie without a director so these nominations are also a tribute to the work done by the directors.”

The Oscar nominations were announced by host Seth MacFarlane, joined by Emma Stone, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where the ceremony will take place on February 24.