Adapted from the book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind follows 13-year-old William Kamkwamba (Maxwell Simba) who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. Sneaking back into the school library, he finds a way, using the bones of the bicycle belonging to his father Trywell (Chiwetel Ejiofor), to build a windmill which then saves his Malawian village from famine. 

Adapted from the book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind follows 13-year-old William Kamkwamba (Maxwell Simba) who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. Sneaking back into the school library, he finds a way, using the bones of the bicycle belonging to his father Trywell (Chiwetel Ejiofor), to build a windmill which then saves his Malawian village from famine. 

Categories

Best Picture
Andrea Calderwood
Gail Egan
Best International Feature Film
United Kingdom, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Director
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Adapted Screenplay
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Actor
Maxwell Simba
Best Supporting Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actress
Aïssa Maïga
Best Cinematography
Dick Pope, BSC
Best Production Design
Production Designer
Tulé Peake
Best Film Editing
Valerio Bonelli
Best Costume Design
Bia Salgado
Best Visual Effects
VFX Supervisor
Andy Quinn
Best Sound Mixing
Re-Recording Mixer
Robert Farr
Production Sound Mixer
Louw Verwoerd
Best Sound Editing
Supervising Sound Editor
Lee Herrick
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Hair & Make-up Designer
Francesca Van Der Feyst
Best Original Score
Music by
Antonio Pinto