A FORMER Herefordshire student won at The Oscars - beating Oppenheimer and Barbie to the gong. 

James Price, along with his co-designers Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek, took home the trophy for production design at the award ceremony.

It comes on the back of him winning the same award at the Baftas


Mr Price used to attend Wigmore School, and has even promised to return to visit the students and talk about his career.

He worked on the production design for the science-fiction/comedy film Poor Things. The film picked up three other awards, including Emma Stone winning best actress.  

In his acceptance speech, Mr Price said he 'felt in the mood for love and custard tarts' 

"We've got to thank Element Pictures, who are just incredible to work with and support us, and allow us to do mad, crazy things," he said Mr Price, who also wished his mum a happy Mother's Day.

Despite missing out on this prize, Oppenheimer was still the big winner, scooping seven awards. including best picture and best actor for Cillian Murphy.