Will this finally be the year for Torquay-born cinematographer and Hollywood stalwart Roger Deakins?
Mr Deakins has bagged his 12th Oscar nomination for his work on the Angelina Jolie film Unbroken.
Despite a dozen nominations for work on classics like The Shawshank Redemption and the Coen Brothers' Fargo, the Torquay Boys' Grammar old boy has never won the coveted prize.
Unbroken is a World War II drama based on a true story.
A company in south Devon has won a place at the Oscars. Wrag Wrap is a resusable gift wrap that has been selected by organisers of the oscar ceremony for their prestigious goodie bags.
Bristol-based company Aardman has been nominated for an Oscar for its animated feature film, The Pirates! Band Of Misfits.
The film was released in 2012 and was Aardman's first 3-D stop-motion film.
The film is about a Pirate Captain who leads a band of buccaneers who remain fiercely loyal to him despite his shortcomings as a raider and pillager. The Captain is determined to capture the prestigious Pirate of the Year award.
Aardman is known for films made using stop-motion clay animation techniques_, particularly those featuring plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit. _
Watch The Pirates! Band of Misfits below.