British Film really was ‘The Favourite’ at the BAFTAS!


It was a celebration of British Film over the weekend as the 72nd annual BAFTA awards took place at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall!

 

Absolutely Fabulous legend, Joanna Lumley hosted the evening for the second year running after she took over from Stephen Fry in 2018. A – listers such as Bradley Cooper, Margot Robbie, Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett and many more dazzled on the red carpet, as the stars all gathered to celebrate another amazing year of film and television!

 

We thought we’d do a small run down of all the winners/nominees in case you missed the awards themselves!

 

BEST ACTOR:

It was a tough category to be placed in but ultimately only one man was going to take this one home! Rami Malek edged out Bradley Cooper for his incredible performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. It has been an incredible few months for Malik since the release of the Queen biopic, and we suspect he’s just getting started.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Mahershala Ali beat out the likes of Sam Rockwell and Richard. E. Grant to win best supporting actor for his performance in Green Book, and is another who has shot to fame since the film was released.

 

BEST ACTRESS:

Britain’s national treasure Olivia Coleman took home this one after her amazing performance in The Favourite. It was stiff competition with Lady Gaga, Glenn Close and Melissa McCarthy all up for the award but it is Coleman that will be staring at the award above her fire tomorrow!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Keeping with The Favourite, Rachel Weisz claimed Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sarah Churchill, beating co-star Emma Stone, and other huge names such as Margot Robbie and Amy Adams. Weisz revealed that she was “shellshocked” and “flattered” to win the BAFTA and also revealed where she plans to keep her BAFTA at home.

I don’t think I’ll be put it on show,” she said.

“I’ll put it somewhere private. I have a study, I’ll put it in my study.”

BEST FILM:

Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, took home best film, and full deserved as well! This victory marked a big triumph for streaming giant, Netflix. This victory was part of a personal record of 4 wins for Director Alfonso Curaon, and took home 4 of its 6 nominations. It also took home, ‘Best Foreign language Film’, ‘Best Cinenmatography’ and ‘Best Direction’. A great night for Roma!

BEST BRITISH FILM:

The Favourite, claimed this one as part of its seven-award haul, edging out Bohemian Rhapsody. The Favourite cleaned up at the awards all in all, also taking home;

-Best Costume Design

-Best Original Screenplay

-Best Makeup and Hair

-Best Production Design

Not a bad effort!

BEST FILM MUSIC:

It’s all everybody’s been talking about, and it comes as no shock that A Star is Born, took home Best Film Music. This award was no doubt secured by hit songs such as, Shallow and I’ll Never Love Again.

 

Other winners on the night were, Michael Pearce/Lauren Dark (Debut by a British W/D/P, Beast), Letitia Wright (Rising Star Award), Black Panther (Special Visual effects) and a whole host of others!

It’s great to see so many British films taking home the major awards. And it will be interesting to see how they get on at the Oscars on Sunday 24th February!