"The Favourite" reigns at 2019 BAFTA Awards
Writer: Florey DM
Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman both won awards for their respective roles in "The Favourite".
11 Feb - While "Roma" won the highly coveted Best Film award, it is "The Favourite" that was, well, largely everyone's favourite at the 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).
The recently concluded awards ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall in London saw Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma" taking home three other wins: Best Editor and Best Cinematography for himself, as well as the Best Film Not in the English Language award.
However, it was Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" that walked away with the most wins. The period film received seven accolades, for Best Outstanding British Film, Best Leading Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Make Up and Hair.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" star Rami Malek receiving his Best Leading Actor award
(Photo source: James Veysey/Rex/Shutterstock).
Meanwhile, despite the controversy surrounding "Bohemian Rhapsody", with BAFTA suspending Bryan Singer's nomination for Best Director following the allegations of sexually abusing teenage boys made against him, the movie still managed to snag two awards, winning Best Sound and Best Leading Actor for Rami Malek.
Cinema Online, 11 February 2019
"A Star Is Born", despite receiving as many nominations as the Queen biopic, only won one of the seven accolades it was nominated for, which is Best Original Music.
Martin Scorsese's film editor Thelma Schoonmaker was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship this year, while the efforts of husband-and-wife producing duo Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen were recognised with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award.
Letitia Wright was named the EE Rising Star and her breakthrough film, "Black Panther", won Best Special Visual Effects.
Find out more on the winners under the 2019 BAFTA Awards film categories below:
Best Film: "Roma", Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, "Roma"
Best Leading Actress: Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"
Best Leading Actor: Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz, " The Favourite"
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"
Best Original Screenplay: "The Favourite", Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Best Adapted Screenplay: "BlacKkKlansman", Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott
Best Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: "Beast", Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)
Best Cinematography: "Roma", Alfonso Cuarón
Best Editing: "Vice", Hank Corwin
Best Special Visual Effects: "Black Panther", Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick
Best Sound: "Bohemian Rhapsody", John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst
Best Production Design: "The Favourite", Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
Best Documentary: "Free Solo", Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes
Best Animated Film: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse", Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord
Best Costume Design: "The Favourite", Sandy Powell
Best Make Up and Hair: "The Favourite", Nadia Stacey
Best Original Music: "A Star Is Born", Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson
Best Film Not in the English Language: "Roma", Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez
Best Outstanding British Film: "The Favourite", Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Best British Short Film: "73 Cows", Alex Lockwood
Best British Short Animation: "Roughhouse", Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen
BAFTA Fellowship: Thelma Schoonmaker
EE Rising Star: Letitia Wright