Published: 09:00, 05 March 2018
| Updated: 09:04, 05 March 2018
It was disappointment at the Academy Awards for Maidstone's very own Oscar-nominated sound designer.
Julian Slater's work on Baby Driver was up for the best sound editing and best sound mixing awards at the glittering ceremony last night, where he rubbed shoulders with A-List film stars.
The Boughton Monchelsea-born sound designer teamed up with Edgar Wright once more to edit the film's soundtrack, having already worked with him on the likes of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Mr Slater's role in production was to mix the high-octane sound effects with the film's highly-praised soundtrack.
With a career stretching back more than 20 years, Mr Slater has previously worked on Oscar winners Mad Max: Fury Road and The Danish Girl.
This was his first Academy Award nomination, but the father-of-two ultimately lost out to Dunkirk in both categories.
The 46-year-old, who lived in Halstead in Sevenoaks for three years until 2013, had already been defeated by the Second World War thriller at last month's Bafta's.
Following his nomination, Mr Slater said: "I’m not too sure what’s next for me. I’m actually taking a little timeout as between Baby Driver and Jumanji the past 18 months have been a little hectic."
But it was good news for Darkest Hour - which was partly filmed at Chartwell near Westerham and Fort Amherst in Chatham - whose star Gary Oldman took the best actor accolade.
And the winners are...
The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best supporting actress
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best supporting actor
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best original song
Remember Me by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez from Coco
Best original score
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
Best original screenplay
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best adapted screenplay
James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
Best live action short film
The Silent Child
Best documentary short subject
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Best film editing
Lee Smith, Dunkirk
Best visual effects
John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover, Blade Runner 2049
Best animated feature film
Best animated short film
Best foreign language film
A Fantastic Woman, Chile
Best production design
Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeffrey Melvin, The Shape of Water
Best sound editing
Richard King and Alex Gibson, Dunkirk
Best sound mixing
Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Dunkirk
Best documentary feature
Best costume design
Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread
Best makeup and hairstyling
Kazuhiro Tsuji, Lucy Sibbick and David Malinowski, Darkest Hour
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