A Yorkshire Oscar-winner who snapped up an award at this year's ceremony has said she is 'pleased and proud' by to bring home the award.
Serena Armitage produced 'Stutterer', which won the Short Film Live Action category.
Serena, who lives near Harrogate, has previously worked on ITV shows Come Dine with Me, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories and the BAFTA-nominated Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs.
Speaking to ITV Calendar she said she hadn't been able to think about the prospect of winning, which was 'too big a thing to get your head around.'
Serena took a month off work for the production, which was shot over a four-day period. She said the team had been through several scripts before deciding on Stutterer.
For the star-studded ceremony she wore a dress designed by a friend, accessorised with a pair of earrings worth £80,000.
She mingled with actors, writers and directors, enjoying a three-hour champagne reception and trip to the exclusive Vanity Fair after-party.
The moment the winner was announced remains 'a bit of a blur', but Serena remembers clearly the realisation that Leonardo DiCaprio was sitting in the front row.
Back in the UK, Serena was picked up by her mum at the airport and treated to a surprise party by friends. Now she says she can't wait to get back to her home county.
As for the future, Serena says she remains 'ambitious', but is 'enjoying the moment'. It was straight back to work on Wednesday, where she is preparing a new ITV show called Fierce, in which Steve Backshall takes on the world's most fierce animals.