We have been gripped by the excitement of the Oscars here at Cheshire Hardware! So we thought we would hold our own version of the Academy Awards - for door handles of course!

We have chosen our two favourite Oscar categories and nominated the door handle that most creatively interprets the essence of the chosen movies. We would love to hear your opinions on our nominations...

Best Special Effects
Harry Potter - The Deathly Hallows
Exciting, magical, spellbinding! This fabulous pewter door handle's metallurgical alchemy would not be out of place at Hogwart's.
Finesse Design's popular Allandale door handle suits any style of home, whether you are walking through a front door or a wardrobe...

Iron Man 2
Iron Man may possess ultra modern powers but his sculpted, hewn looks are reminiscent of our angular
Art Deco range from Croft Architectural. Available in a wide range of hand-finishes, we felt this aged antique brass suited the leviathan perfectly.

Alice In Wonderland
This gothic fantasy style can easily be recreated with From The Anvil's characterful range of monkeytail door hardware.
You can imagine this door handle telling you to pick his door!

Best Picture

The King's Speech
We have fallen in love with the nostalgia of this movie, set in a period of understated elegance.
Our nominated door handle from traditional British ironmongers Croft Architectural epitomises all that British manufacturing stands for - lasting quality and timeless elegance.
This traditional lever on backplate in the finest quality polished brass would add grace and charm to any traditional home, be it a stately home or a georgian town house.

The Black Swan
Dark and sensual, with undertones of warm umber and cool nickel depending on the light, this sleek black nickel lever on rose captures the mysterious beauty of the Black Swan.

The Social Network
Everybody loves Facebook! We have all been seduced by the opportunity to reflect our personalities online, to present our bright and shiny side to the world, to demonstrate our sharp wit... this cool and sleek lever on rose in highly polished chrome will reflect the bright surroundings of any modern home.

We would love to know your opinions on our nominations. So join the debate on our Facebook Page

Thanks for reading!