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BAFTA 2019

The Favourite really is the favourite for the BAFTAs

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- Yorgos Lanthimos’ black comedy has picked up a front-running 12 nominations, while other notable multiple nominees include Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, First Man and A Star Is Born

The Favourite really is the favourite for the BAFTAs
The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ black comedy The Favourite [+see also:
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, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, has picked up a front-running 12 nominations for the 2019 BAFTAs, including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Olivia Colman (who won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at Venice for her hilarious portrayal of 18th-century British monarch Queen Anne), and Best Supporting Actress nods for both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, who play picaresque nobles battling each other for the attention of the queen. The historical drama has also been nominated for Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Make-up and Hair, and Editing.

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Other notable multiple nominees include the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody [+see also:
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, Roma, First Man and A Star Is Born, which all picked up seven nods. Duking it out with The Favourite for Best Film are BlacKkKlansman, Green Book, Roma and A Star Is Born. In the battle for Outstanding British Film, The Favourite is competing with Beast [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michael Pearce
film profile
]
, Bohemian Rhapsody, McQueen [+see also:
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, Stan & Ollie [+see also:
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]
and You Were Never Really Here [+see also:
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Q&A: Lynne Ramsay
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]
.

British actors Christian Bale (for his turn as former US vice-president Dick Cheney in Vice) and Steve Coogan (who plays comedian Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie) have both been nominated for Best Actor, going head to head with Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book).

Olivia Colman is being pitted against Glenn Close, who stars in Björn Runge’s The Wife [+see also:
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interview: Björn Runge
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]
, Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Viola Davis (Widows [+see also:
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interview: Steve McQueen
film profile
]
).

The European productions Cold War [+see also:
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Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
and Dogman [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Garrone
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]
are up against Capernaum [+see also:
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, Roma and Shoplifters in the Film Not in the English Language category. Finally, there was also more good news for Pawel Pawlikowski, as he received a surprise Best Director nomination in addition to his Best Original Screenplay nod.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Best Film
BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee (USA)
The Favourite [+see also:
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- Yorgos Lanthimos (Ireland/UK/USA)
Green Book - Peter Farrelly (USA)
Roma - Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico/USA)
A Star Is Born - Bradley Cooper (USA)

Outstanding British Film
Beast [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Michael Pearce
film profile
]
- Michael Pearce (UK)
Bohemian Rhapsody [+see also:
trailer
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]
- Bryan Singer (UK/USA)
The Favourite - Yorgos Lanthimos
McQueen [+see also:
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]
- Ian Bonhôte (UK)
Stan & Ollie [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Jon S Baird (UK)
You Were Never Really Here [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Lynne Ramsay
film profile
]
- Lynne Ramsay (France/UK/USA)

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Apostasy [+see also:
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- Daniel Kokotajlo (UK)
Beast - Michael Pearce
A Cambodian Spring [+see also:
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- Christopher Kelly (UK/Ireland/Cambodia)
Pili [+see also:
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- Leanne Welham (UK)
Ray & Liz [+see also:
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]
- Richard Billingham (UK)

Film Not in the English Language
Capernaum [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Nadine Labaki (Lebanon/France)
Cold War [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
- Paweł Pawlikowski (Poland/UK/France)
Dogman [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
- Matteo Garrone (Italy/France)
Roma - Alfonso Cuarón
Shoplifters - Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)

Documentary
Free Solo - Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin (USA)
McQueen - Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
RBG - Julie Cohen, Betsy West (USA)
They Shall Not Grow Old [+see also:
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]
- Peter Jackson (UK)
Three Identical Strangers [+see also:
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]
- Tim Wardle (UK)

Animated Film
Incredibles 2 - Brad Bird (USA)
Isle of Dogs [+see also:
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- Wes Anderson (USA/Germany)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman (USA)

Director
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Paweł Pawlikowski – Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Original Screenplay
Janusz Głowacki, Paweł Pawlikowski – Cold War
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – The Favourite
Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga – Green Book
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Adam McKay – Vice (USA)

Adapted Screenplay
Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott – BlacKkKlansman
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me? (USA)
Josh Singer - First Man (USA)
Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk (USA)
Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth – A Star Is Born

Leading Actress
Glenn Close - The Wife [+see also:
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interview: Björn Runge
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]
(UK/Denmark/Sweden/Switzerland/USA)
Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Viola Davis - Widows [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Steve McQueen
film profile
]
(UK/USA)

Leading Actor
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Christian Bale – Vice
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan - Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – Vice
Claire Foy - First Man
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Margot Robbie - Mary Queen of Scots [+see also:
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]
(UK/USA)
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Supporting Actor
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Richard E Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell – Vice
Timothée Chalamet - Beautiful Boy (USA)

Original Music
Terence Blanchard - BlacKkKlansman
Nicholas Britell - If Beale Street Could Talk
Alexandre Desplat – Isle of Dogs
Marc Shaiman - Mary Poppins Returns (USA)
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson - A Star Is Born

Cinematography
Newton Thomas Sigel - Bohemian Rhapsody
Łukasz Żal – Cold War
Robbie Ryan – The Favourite
Linus Sandgren – First Man
Alfonso Cuarón - Roma

Editing
John Ottman - Bohemian Rhapsody
Yorgos Mavropsaridis – The Favourite
Tom Cross – First Man
Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough – Roma
Hank Corwin - Vice

Production Design
Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [+see also:
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]
(UK/USA)
Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton - The Favourite
Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas – First Man
John Myhre, Gordon Sim – Mary Poppins Returns
Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enríquez - Roma

Costume Design
Mary Zophres - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (USA)
Julian Day – Bohemian Rhapsody
Sandy Powell - The Favourite
Sandy Powell - Mary Poppins Returns
Alexandra Byrne - Mary Queen of Scots

Make-up and Hair
Mark Coulier, Jan Sewell – Bohemian Rhapsody
Nadia Stacey – The Favourite
Jenny Shircore – Mary Queen of Scots
Mark Coulier, Jeremy Woodhead - Stan & Ollie
Nominees TBC – Vice

Sound
John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst - Bohemian Rhapsody
Mary H Ellis, Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Ai-Ling Lee, Frank A Montaño, Jon Taylor – First Man
Gilbert Lake, James H Mather, Christopher Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith - Mission: Impossible – Fallout (USA)
Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Procter, Ethan Van der Ryn - A Quiet Place (USA)
Steve Morrow, Alan Robert Murray, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic - A Star Is Born

Special Visual Effects
Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Kelly Port, Dan Sudick - Avengers: Infinity War (USA)
Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick – Black Panther (USA)
Tim Burke, Andy Kind, Christian Manz, David Watkins - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Ian Hunter, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, JD Schwalm - First Man
Matthew E Butler, Grady Cofer, Roger Guyett, David Shirk - Ready Player One (USA)

British Short Animation
I’m OK - Elizabeth Hobbs, Abigail Addison, Jelena Popović
Marfa - Gary McLeod, Myles McLeod
Roughhouse - Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom

British Short Film
73 Cows - Alex Lockwood
Bachelor, 38 - Angela Clarke
The Blue Door - Ben Clark, Megan Pugh, Paul Taylor
The Field - Sandhya Suri, Balthazar de Ganay
Wale - Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater, Edward Speleers

EE Rising Star Award (as voted for by the public)
Barry Keoghan
Cynthia Erivo
Jessie Buckley
Lakeith Stanfield
Letitia Wright

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