Czech Oscar nominee Divided We Fall scooped the top awards at the annual Czech Lion Awards - the country's local equivalent of the Academy Awards - and it is hoping to carry its winning streak on to Los Angeles.

Divided We Fall won best fim and best director for Jan Hrebejk and as well as best script for Petr Jarchovsky. Anna Siskova and Boleslav Polivka won best actress and best actor respectively for their work in the film.

Divided We Fall, a dark comedy set during World War II, was especially commended by the Czech Lions organisers, which is made up of all the major figures of the Czech film industry, as especially deserving of its Oscar nomination. A special lifetime achievement award went to veteran Czech director Vera Chytilova