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BAFTA 2019

A bittersweet night for The Favourite at the BAFTAs


- Yorgos Lanthimos’ movie has landed seven gongs but missed out on Best Film and Best Director, won by Roma and its Mexican director, Alfonso Cuarón

A bittersweet night for The Favourite at the BAFTAs
Rami Malek, Olivia Colman and Spike Lee with their BAFTAs

The 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) ended with The Favourite [+see also:
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winning seven of the 12 nominations it was up for, including Best British Film, but the royal period comedy’s Greek director, Yorgos Lanthimos, remained seated as Alfonso Cuarón picked up Best Director, and Roma picked up Best Film, adding to the Best Foreign Film title won by the black-and-white drama earlier in the evening.

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It was a good night to be a British actress. Olivia Colman won Best Actress for her performance as 18th-century monarch Anne, Queen of Great Britain, and Rachel Weisz picked up Best Supporting Actress ahead of her The Favourite co-star Emma StoneThe Favourite also won Outstanding British Film, Best Original Screenplay, and prizes for make-up and hair, costume design and production design.

Another British co-production that ended the night feeling like a champion was Bohemian Rhapsody [+see also:
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Rami Malek won Best Actor for his turn as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, and the movie also won Best Sound.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Film
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico/USA)

Outstanding British Film
The Favourite [+see also:
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 - Yorgos Lanthimos (UK/Ireland/USA)

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Beast [+see also:
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interview: Michael Pearce
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 - Michael Pearce (UK)

Film Not in the English Language
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

Free Solo – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin (USA)

Animated Film
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman (USA)

Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

Original Screenplay 
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – The Favourite

Adapted Screenplay 
Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott – BlacKkKlansman (USA)

Leading Actress 
Olivia Colman ­– The Favourite

Leading Actor 
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody [+see also:
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Supporting Actress 
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Supporting Actor 
Mahershala Ali – Green Book (USA)

Original Music 
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson – A Star Is Born (USA)

Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

Hank Corwin – Vice (USA)

Production Design
Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton – The Favourite

Costume Design 
Sandy Powell – The Favourite

Make-up & Hair
Nadia Stacey – The Favourite

John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst – Bohemian Rhapsody

Special Visual Effects
Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick – Black Panther (USA)

British Short Animation 
Roughhouse – Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom

British Short Film 
73 Cows – Alex Lockwood

EE Rising Star Award (as voted for by the public) 
Letitia Wright

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