“The Favouritet” Takes The BAFTA Awards for Outstanding British Film

A still from The Favourite

Bhubaneswar/London: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), which is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image (film, television and games) in the United Kingdom, held its 72nd British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London yesterday.

The Winners are as follows:-

Best Film Best Director
· Roma – Alfonso Cuarón and Gabriela Rodríguez

· BlacKkKlansman – Jason BlumSpike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, and Jordan Peele

· The Favourite – Ceci Dempsey, Ed GuineyYorgos Lanthimos, and Lee Magiday

· Green Book – Jim Burke, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter FarrellyNick Vallelonga, and Charles B. Wessler

· A Star Is Born – Bradley CooperBill Gerber, and Lynette Howell Taylor

· Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

· Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

· Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite

· Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman

· Paweł Pawlikowski – Cold War

Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role
· Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody as Freddie Mercury

· Christian Bale – Vice as Dick Cheney

· Steve Coogan – Stan & Ollie as Stan Laurel

· Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born as Jackson Maine

· Viggo Mortensen – Green Book as Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga

· Olivia Colman – The Favourite as Queen Anne

· Glenn Close – The Wife as Joan Castleman

· Viola Davis – Widows as Veronica Rawlings

· Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born as Ally Maine

· Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me? as Lee Israel

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role
· Mahershala Ali – Green Book as Don Shirley

· Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy as Nic Sheff

· Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman as Flip Zimmerman

· Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me? as Jack Hock

· Sam Rockwell – Vice as George W. Bush

· Rachel Weisz – The Favourite as Sarah Churchill

· Amy Adams – Vice as Lynne Cheney

· Claire Foy – First Man as Janet Shearon Armstrong

· Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots as Queen Elizabeth I

· Emma Stone – The Favourite as Abigail Hill

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
· Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara – The Favourite

· Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

· Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga – Green Book

· Janusz Głowacki and Paweł Pawlikowski – Cold War

· Adam McKay – Vice

· Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, and Kevin Willmott – BlacKkKlansman

· Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, and Eric Roth – A Star Is Born

· Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

· Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk

· Josh Singer – First Man

Best Cinematography Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
· Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

· Bohemian Rhapsody – Newton Thomas Sigel

· Cold War – Łukasz Żal

· The Favourite – Robbie Ryan

· First Man – Linus Sandgren

· Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer) – Beast

· Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director) – Apostasy

· Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer) – A Cambodian Spring

· Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer) – Pili

· Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer) – Ray & Liz

Outstanding British Film Best Documentary
· The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, and Tony McNamara

· Beast – Michael Pearce, Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, and Ivana MacKinnon

· Bohemian Rhapsody – Graham King and Anthony McCarten

· McQueen – Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui, Andee Ryder, and Nick Taussig

· Stan & Ollie – Jon S. Baird, Faye Ward, and Jeff Pope

· You Were Never Really Here – Lynne Ramsay, Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, and James Wilson

· Free Solo – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

· McQueen – Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui

· RBG – Julie Cohen and Betsy West

· They Shall Not Grow Old – Peter Jackson

· Three Identical Strangers – Tim Wardle, Grace Hughes-Hallett, and Becky Read

Best Original Music Best Sound
· A Star Is Born – Bradley CooperLady Gaga, and Lukas Nelson

· BlacKkKlansman – Terence Blanchard

· If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell

· Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat

· Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman

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

· First Man – Mary H. EllisMildred Iatrou MorganAi-Ling LeeFrank A. Montaño, and Jon Taylor

· Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Gilbert Lake, James H. Mather, Chris Munro, and Mike Prestwood Smith

· A Quiet Place – Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Procter, and Ethan Van der Ryn

· A Star Is Born – Steve A. MorrowAlan Robert Murray, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich, and Dean A. Zupancic

Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects
· The Favourite – Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton

· Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Stuart Craigand Anna Pinnock

· First Man – Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas

· Mary Poppins Returns – John Myhre and Gordon Sim

· Roma – Eugenio Caballero and Bárbara Enríquez

· Black Panther – Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, and Dan Sudick

· Avengers: Infinity War – Dan DeLeeuwRussell Earl, Kelly Port, and Dan Sudick

· Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Tim Burke, Andy Kind, Christian Manz, and David Watkins

· First Man – Ian HunterPaul Lambert, Tristan Myles, and J.D. Schwalm

· Ready Player One – Matthew E. Butler, Grady Cofer, Roger Guyett, and Dave Shirk

Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair
· The Favourite – Sandy Powell

· The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Mary Zophres

· Bohemian Rhapsody – Julian Day

· Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell

· Mary Queen of Scots – Alexandra Byrne

· The Favourite – Nadia Stacey

· Bohemian Rhapsody – Mark Coulier and Jan Sewell

· Mary Queen of Scots – Jenny Shircore

· Stan & Ollie – Mark Coulier, Jeremy Woodhead, and Josh Weston

· Vice – Kate Biscoe, Greg Cannom, Patricia DeHaney, and Chris Gallaher

Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language
· Vice – Hank Corwin

· Bohemian Rhapsody – John Ottman

· The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis

· First Man – Tom Cross

· Roma – Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough

· Roma – Alfonso Cuarón and Gabriela Rodríguez

· Capernaum – Nadine Labaki and Khaled Mouzanar

· Cold War – Paweł PawlikowskiTanya Seghatchian, and Ewa Puszczyńska

· Dogman – Matteo Garrone

· Shoplifters – Hirokazu Kore-eda and Kaoru Matsuzaki

Best Animated Film Best British Short Animation
· Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Bob PersichettiPeter RamseyRodney Rothman, and Phil Lord

· Incredibles 2 – Brad Bird and John Walker

· Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson and Jeremy Dawson

· Roughhouse – Jonathan Hodgson and Richard Van Den Boom

· I’m OK – Elizabeth Hobbs, Abigail Addison, and Jelena Popović

· Marfa – Greg McLeod and Myles McLeod

Best Short Film EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
· 73 Cows – Alex Lockwood

· Bachelor, 38 – Angela Clarke

· The Blue Door – Ben Clark, Megan Pugh, and Paul Taylor

· The Field – Sandhya Suri, Thomas Bidegain, and Balthazar de Ganay

· Wale – Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater, and Edward Speleers

· Letitia Wright

· Jessie Buckley

· Cynthia Erivo

· Barry Keoghan

· Lakeith Stanfield

In addition to its annual awards ceremonies, BAFTA has an international programme of learning events and initiatives offering access to talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the United Kingdom and the United States.


BAFTA is an independent charity with a mission to “support, develop and promote the art forms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public”.

It is a membership organisation comprising approximately 7,500 individuals worldwide who are creatives and professionals working in and making a contribution to the film, television and games industries in the UK. In 2005, it placed an overall cap on worldwide voting membership “which now stands at approximately 6,500”.

BAFTA does not receive any funding from the government: it relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work.

BAFTA has offices in Scotland and Wales in the UK, in Los Angeles and New York in the United States and runs events in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Amanda Berry OBE has been chief executive of the organisation since December 2000.


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