Oscar win for Staffordshire men for work on Inception

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Paul Franklin (left) has been keeping a diary for the BBC News website about this experience as an Oscar nominee.

A pair of Staffordshire men are part of a team of four that have won an Oscar for their work on a Hollywood film.

Peter Bebb, from Loggerheads, and Andrew Lockley, from Stafford, worked on the hit film Inception, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio.

They beat four other films to win the Oscar for best Visual Effects in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The creative team from London-based FX company Double Negative also included Paul Franklin and Chris Corbould.

The four men already had a Bafta under their belts for their work on the film's effects.

Memorable scenes

Released in 2010, Inception tells the story of a specialised spy who secretly steals valuable commercial information from his targets while they are dreaming.

The team worked on some of the film's most memorable scenes, including inner-city Paris folding in on itself and fight scenes that defied reality.

The film also won Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.

Mr Franklin kept a diary for the BBC about his Oscars experience.

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