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The Favourite Lands Seven Awards at the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards
11 Feb 2019 : Nathan Griffin
Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in 'The Favourite'
The winners of the 2019 British Academy Film Awards have been announced. The awards, which honour the best British and international talent and contributions, took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, February 10th.

Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ was the big winner on the night, earning 7 awards from the 12 nominations it had received including Best Screenplay and Best British Film. Olivia Colman received the award for Best Actress, while Best Supporting Actress went to Rachel Weisz.

The film also picked up Best Costume Design for Sandy Powell, Best Make-Up & Hair for Nadia Stacey, Best Production Design for Alice Felton and Fiona Crombie and Best Screenplay for Tony McNamara and Deborah Davis.

Speaking about the achievement, Element Pictures' Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe:

“We are so pleased for all our wonderful cast and crew whose talent was rightly recognised by BAFTA tonight. We are particularly pleased for Olivia and Rachel to have their amazing performances recognised in this way and for Yorgos, our friend and collaborator, for his work to garner so many awards. We are most proud that BAFTA recognised The Favourite as Outstanding British Film and are most grateful to everyone who supported us on the long journey to getting this film made, in particular our friends at Film4 and Fox Searchlight.”

Minister for Culture, Herritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan added:

“The recognition received by Element Pictures for their co-production The Favourite, both at home and abroad, is richly deserved. It is fantastic to see Irish talent capturing the attention of both the public and the film industry at an international level. Tonight’s award wins will further build on the Irish Film Industry success and boost our reputation internationally as a country rich in talent.”

Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan missed out on a first BAFTA Award to Alfonso Cuaron who also pitted ‘The Favourite’s Yorgos Lanthimos to the Best Director Award for his Netflix-made semi-autobiographical drama ‘Roma’. Cuaron’s drama also picked up the award for Best Film and Best Film Not in the English Language, which saw the director, set a new record with four personal BAFTA awards for a single film from six nominations.

Irish actors Barry Keoghan (‘Americal Animals’, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’) and Jessie Buckley (‘Beast’, ‘Wild Rose’) were mominated for the EE Rising Star Award , which was awarded to ‘Black Panther’ star Letitia Wright. The Marvel film also picked up the award for Best VFX.

Irish documentarian Chris Kelly was another to feature on the night having been nominated for a BAFTA in the category of ‘Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer’ for his work on the IFTA nominated documentary ‘A Cambodian Spring’. Director Michael Pearce’s ‘Beast’ starring Jessie Buckley picked up the award on the night. Chris is credited as writer, producer and director on the project that won the Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary at the prestigious Hot Docs festival in Toronto in 2018.

For full list of winners:

Best film

  • Roma
  • BlackkKlansman
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • A Star Is Born

Outstanding British film

  • The Favourite
  • Beast
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • McQueen
  • Stan & Ollie
  • You Were Never Really Here

Leading actor

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

Leading actress

  • Olivia Colman - The Favourite
  • Glenn Close - The Wife
  • Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Viola Davis - Widows

Supporting actor

  • Mahershala Ali - Green Book
  • Adam Driver - BlackkKlansman
  • Richard E Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell - Vice
  • Timothee Chalamet - Beautiful Boy

Supporting actress

  • Rachel Weisz - The Favourite
  • Amy Adams - Vice
  • Claire Foy - First Man
  • Emma Stone - The Favourite
  • Margot Robbie - Mary Queen of Scots


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

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

  • Letitia Wright
  • Jessie Buckley
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Barry Keoghan
  • Lakeith Stanfield

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

  • Beast - Michael Pearce (writer/director), Lauren Dark (producer)
  • Apostasy - Daniel Kokotajlo (writer/director)
  • A Cambodian Spring - Chris Kelly (writer/director/producer)
  • Pili - Leanne Welham (writer/director), Sophie Harman (producer)
  • Ray & Liz - Richard Billingham (writer/director), Jacqui Davies (producer)

Film not in the English language

  • Roma
  • Capernaum
  • Cold War
  • Dogman
  • Shoplifters


  • Free Solo
  • McQueen
  • RBG
  • They Shall Not Grow Old
  • Three Identical Strangers

Animated film

  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs

Original screenplay

  • The Favourite
  • Cold War
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • Vice

Adapted screenplay

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • First Man
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star Is Born

Original music

  • A Star Is Born
  • BlackkKlansman
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns


  • Roma
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • First Man

Costume design

  • The Favourite
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots


  • Vice
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Roma

Production design

  • The Favourite
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

Make-up and hair

  • The Favourite
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Stan & Ollie
  • Vice


  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • A Quiet Place
  • A Star Is Born

Special visual effects

  • Black Panther
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One

British short film

  • 73 Cows
  • Bachelor
  • The Blue Door
  • The Field
  • Wale

British short animation

  • Roughhouse
  • I'm OK
  • Marfa

Outstanding contribution to British cinema

  • Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen

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