Emily Cloke, British Consul General in Los Angeles, hosted an afternoon tea to celebrate this year’s British Oscar nominees ahead of the Academy Awards last Sunday.

The event, in partnership with Bafta and the British Film Commission, was held at the British Consul General’s residence on Friday (March 25) to honour the UK’s nominees for Belfast, The Power Of The Dog, and Licorice Pizza, short films Robin Robin, Affairs Of The Art, and The Long Goodbye, and the work by artists, writers, actors, designers, and editors on films like Dune, Cruella, Cyrano, No Time To Die and West Side Story.

British Film Commission statistics for 2021 show more than £5.64bn ($7.4bn) film and high-end TV production spend in the UK in the last year. NBC Universal, Netflix, Disney, WarnerMedia, Amazon Studios, Apple Studios, CBS Viacom have all committed to increasing their investments in the UK since Covid started.