Bridget Jones is on an inventory of worldwide celebrities granted VIP standing beneath the federal government’s new points-based immigration system. V good, she would write in her diary.
Renee Zellweger, the Texan actress who performed the 30-something singleton who cooked blue soup, wore monumental pants and drank and smoked an excessive amount of, tops the listing.
She is included on a brand new “International Expertise” visa route as an Oscar winner, together with Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon and Susan Sarandon, greatest recognized for the smash hit Thelma And Louise.
Prime display actors on the listing embrace Oscar winners Leonardo Di Caprio, star of Titanic and The Wolf of Wall Road and Joker star Joaquin Phoenix in addition to Golden Globe winner Invoice Murray, star of hits Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters.
Musicians embrace Brit Awards winners similar to husband and spouse Beyonce and Jay-Z, Girl Gaga, who carried out at President Biden’s inauguration, Barbadian singer Rihanna, American rapper Eminem, singer and actress Ariana Grande and Jamaican-American reggae star Shaggy.
“Winners of those awards have reached the head of their profession and so they have a lot to supply the UK,” stated House Secretary Priti Patel, asserting the VIP fast-track transfer.
“These necessary modifications will give them the liberty to come back and work in our world-leading arts, sciences, music, and movie industries as we construct again higher.
“That is precisely what our new point-based immigration system was designed for – attracting the very best and brightest primarily based on the abilities and expertise they’ve, not the place they’ve come from.”
Those that will qualify are winners of Nobel Prizes, the Turing Award, Oscars and Golden Globes, who will have the ability to stay and work within the UK extra simply beneath reforms being launched by the House Workplace.
People who’ve gained prestigious awards from throughout the sciences, humanities, engineering, the humanities and digital expertise will have the ability to make the most of modifications to the International Expertise visa route.
The House Workplace stated that folks at the moment on the International Expertise route – which got here into drive in February 2020 and has been utilized by hundreds of individuals to enter the UK – have to use efficiently to one among six endorsing our bodies.
The brand new route will permit candidates who maintain a qualifying prize to quick observe the endorsement utility and as a substitute make a single visa utility.
The eligible prize winners embrace:
• Science, expertise, engineering and maths: Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry, financial science and medication; Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering; Fields Medal; Turing Award
• Music: Brit Award – Worldwide Male/Feminine; Mobo – Finest Worldwide Act; Grammys – Lifetime Achievement Award
• Movie, TV and theatre: Numerous Academy Award and Golden Globe classes; Bafta – Finest Movie Actress/Actor/Director; numerous Tony Awards and Olivier Awards
• Arts and literature: Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize; Hugo Boss Prize; Nobel Prize for literature
The House Workplace stated winners of sure awards throughout dance, trend, structure, and social sciences will even be included.
The federal government additionally stated it has labored with the endorsing our bodies to draft the preliminary listing of qualifying prizes, which might be stored beneath evaluate.
The total listing of the qualifying awards is:
• Science: Nobel Prize – Physics; Nobel Prize – Chemistry; Nobel Prize – Drugs; Fyssen Worldwide Prize
• Engineering: Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering; Millennium Expertise Prize; Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
• Social Science: Nobel Prize – Financial Science; Holberg Prize; Balzan Prize
• Arithmetic: Fields Medal
• Computing: Turing Award; ACM Prize in Computing
• Literature: Nobel Prize – Literature
• Arts: Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize; Hugo Boss Prize
• Vogue: Vogue Award – Designer of the Yr; Vogue Award – Equipment Designer of the Yr; Vogue Award – Excellent Achievement
• Structure: Royal Gold Medal; Pritzker Prize
• Dance: Bessie – Excellent Performer; Critics’ Circle Nationwide Dance Awards – Finest Male; Critics’ Circle Nationwide Dance Awards -Finest Feminine
• TV and Movie: Academy Awards – Actor in a number one position; Academy Awards – Actress in a number one position; Academy Awards – Cinematography; Academy Awards – Directing; Academy Awards – Writing (tailored screenplay); Academy Awards – Writing (authentic screenplay); BAFTA – Finest Movie Actor; BAFTA – Finest Movie Actress; BAFTA – Movie Director; Golden Globes – Finest Actor in a Movement Image; Golden Globes – Finest Actress in a Movement Image; Golden Globes – Finest Actress Musical/Comedy; Golden Globes – Finest Actor Musical/Comedy; Golden Globes – Finest Actor in a TV Movement Image; Golden Globes – Finest Actress in a TV Movement Image; Golden Globes – Finest TV Actor Drama; Golden Globes – Finest TV Actress Drama; Golden Globes – Finest TV Actor Musical/Comedy; Golden Globes – Finest TV Actress Musical/Comedy; Golden Globes – Finest Director of a Movement Image; Golden Globes – Finest Screenplay of a Movement Image; Golden Globes – Cecil B. deMille Award; Golden Globes – Carol Burnett Award
• Theatre: Tony Award – Finest Play Writer; Tony Award- Finest Efficiency by an Actor in a Main Position in a Play; Tony Award – Finest Efficiency by an Actress in a Main Position in a Play; Tony Award- Finest Efficiency by an Actor in a Main Position In A Musical; Tony Award- Finest Efficiency by an Actress in a Main Position in a Musical; Tony Award- Finest Route of a Play; Tony Award – Finest Route of a Musical; Tony Award Finest Choreography; Tony Award- Particular Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement within the Theatre; Olivier Awards – Finest Play Writer; Olivier Awards – Finest Actor; Olivier Awards – Finest Actress; Olivier Awards – Excellent Achievement in Dance; Olivier Awards – Finest Director; Olivier Awards – Excellent achievement in opera; Olivier Awards – Excellent achievement in music; Olivier Awards – Finest Theatre Choreographer
• Music: Brit Awards – Worldwide Feminine; Brit Awards – Worldwide Male; Wihuri Sibelius Prize; ICMA – Lifetime achievement award; ICMA – Artist of the 12 months; MOBO – Finest Worldwide Act; WOMEX – Artist; Grammys- Lifetime Achievement Award