Oxford actress Florence Pugh enjoyed a night out at the Oscars but missed out on an academy award.

She was nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the movie Little Women.

But the competition was strong - she was up against Kathy Bates, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie, with Laura Dern winning for her role in Marriage Story.

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Florence, 24, who grew up in Cowley Road, Oxford, where her family runs a number of restaurants, attended the LA ceremony wearing a tiered teal-coloured dress.

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She was also at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, where she combined a v-neck sequined gold and black dress with high heels.

British hopefuls were shut out of the acting categories, with success for Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern and Brad Pitt, but Sir Elton John did triumph in the original song category.

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He won alongside his long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin for their track (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again for biopic Rocketman.

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South Korean film Parasite has become the first non-English-language movie to win the best picture Oscar, in a significant upset for British war film 1917, directed by West Oxfordshire-based Sir Sam Mendes.

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Sir Sam could not repeat his success at the BAFTAs where his First World War film 1917, based on a story told to him by his grandfather, won seven of the nine prizes it was nominated for, including best film, outstanding British film, best director and best cinematography.

The director, a former pupil of Magdalen College School, who lives in West Oxfordshire, received a knighthood in the New Year's Honours.

Parasite, class satire by auteur Bong Joon-ho also won best director, best original screenplay and best international feature.

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It was widely thought that British filmmaker Sir Sam would win his second directing Oscar for the First World War epic, filmed to appear as one long take.

It would have come exactly 20 years after his win for American Beauty but he was pipped to the post for the Academy Award by director Bong, despite success at both the Baftas and the Golden Globes.

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1917 did enjoy success in the cinematography category, where Roger Deakins won his second Oscar in three years.

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It was also celebrated for sound mixing and visual effects.