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12th Oscar nomination for Shawshank cinematographer from Devon

Roger Deakins and his wife Isabella at last year's Oscars. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

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Bristol-based company Aardman nominated for Oscar

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. _

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Watch The Pirates! Band of Misfits below.