BAFTA Awards: ‘The Favourite’ Dominates With 7 Wins, But ‘Roma’ Claims Top Prize, Rami Malek, ‘Black Panther’

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The British film industry celebrated the biggest night of the year on Sunday, with the 72nd edition of the BAFTA Awards taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Joanna Lumley returning once again as host (who took a mild dig at the Oscars in her opening line: “Thank goodness BAFTA actually has a host”).

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As was largely expected, Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark period comedy The Favourite, which went into the night with 12 nominations, dominated the proceedings with seven wins, including for leading actress (Olivia Colman), supporting actress (Rachel Weisz) and outstanding British film. But Alfonso Curaon’s Roma managed to upset the royal party, claiming the top prize of best film, alongside director and cinematography honors for Cuaron.

 

Elsewhere, the wins were scattered across several titles: Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Rami Malek was tapped as best leading actor (bringing the pic’s BAFTA nods to two); Green Book‘s Mahershala Ali was named best supporting actor; Spike Lee claimed best adapted screenplay honors for BlackKklansman; and A Star is Born took home the best original song award (which was collected by Bradley Cooper, with Lady Gaga set to attend Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles instead).

 

Black Panther won the prize for special visual effects, the only category in which it was nominated.

See the full list of winners below.

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BEST FILM

ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez

LEADING ACTRESS

OLIVIA COLMAN
The Favourite

LEADING ACTOR

RAMI MALEK
Bohemian Rhapsody

DIRECTOR

ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

THE FAVOURITE
Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

BEAST
Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez

DOCUMENTARY

FREE SOLO
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

ANIMATED FILM

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

THE FAVOURITE
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

BLACKkKLANSMAN
Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

RACHEL WEISZ
The Favourite

SUPPORTING ACTOR

MAHERSHALA ALI
Green Book

ORIGINAL MUSIC

A STAR IS BORN
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson

CINEMATOGRAPHY

ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón

EDITING

VICE
Hank Corwin

PRODUCTION DESIGN

THE FAVOURITE
Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton

COSTUME DESIGN

THE FAVOURITE
Sandy Powell

MAKE UP & HAIR

THE FAVOURITE
Nadia Stacey

SOUND

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

BLACK PANTHER
Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

ROUGHHOUSE
Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom

BRITISH SHORT FILM

73 COWS
Alex Lockwood

EE RISING STAR

Letitia Wright

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA

Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP

Thelma Schoonmaker

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  BAFTA; Netflix; 20TH Century Fox; Warner Bros.
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