‘The Favourite’ Dominates 2019 BAFTA Awards With 12 Nominations


'The Favourite' Dominates 2019 BAFTA Awards With 12 Nominations
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Aside from landing nod for Best Film, the Yorgos Lanthimos-directed drama also sees Olivia Colman up for Best Leading Actress and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz vying for Best Supporting Actress.

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The Favourite” looks set for victory at the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards after earning 12 nominations.

As well as receiving a nod for Best Film and Outstanding British Film, Olivia Colman is up for the Best Leading Actress prize – hot on the heels of her Golden Globe award win. Meanwhile, her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will battle it out for the Best Supporting Actress gong, but will also have some tough competition, however, from Amy Adams for “Vice (2018)“, Claire Foy for “First Man” and Margot Robbie for “Mary Queen of Scots“.

A Star Is Born” also received multiple nominations, as expected, including one for director Bradley Cooper and star Lady GaGa. GaGa missed out on a Golden Globe for her role as wannabe singer Ally in the film, to Glenn Close for “The Wife“, and will face the actress once again in the Leading Actress category. The pair will also compete against Melissa McCarthy for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and Viola Davis for “Widows“.

In addition to being nominated for Best Director for “A Star Is Born”, his directorial debut, Bradley features in the Best Leading Actor category. He also faces the person he lost the equivalent Golden Globe to – Rami Malek for “Bohemian Rhapsody” – as well as Christian Bale for “Vice”, Steve Coogan for “Stan & Ollie” and Viggo Mortensen for “Green Book“.

Viggo’s “Green Book” co-star Mahershala Ali received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, meanwhile, and will battle it out against Timothee Chalamet for “Beautiful Boy“, Richard E. Grant for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, Sam Rockwell for “Vice” and Adam Driver for “BlacKkKlansman“.

Spike Lee‘s “BlacKkKlansman” also saw him receive a nomination for Best Director, and will go up for Best Film against “A Star Is Born”, “The Favourite”, “Green Book” and “Roma“. Since 2000, when the BAFTAs changed their place in the calendar to take place before the Oscars, eight of the Best Picture BAFTA winners have gone on to win the equivalent prize at the Academy Awards.

It was previously announced that Letitia Wright, Keith Stanfield, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Keoghan and Jessie Buckley will compete for the EE Rising Star prize at the awards.

The nominations were announced on Wednesday morning (January 09) by “The Maze Runner” star Will Poulter and “I, Daniel Blake” star Hayley Squires.

The 2019 BAFTA Film Awards take place on February 10 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and will be hosted by Joanna Lumley for the second consecutive year.

The main list of nominees are as follows:

Best Film:

Outstanding British Film:

Best Leading Actor:

Best Leading Actress:

Best Supporting Actor:

Best Supporting Actress:

EE Rising Star Award:

Best Director:

Best Original Screenplay:

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Best Animated Film:

Best Film Not in the English Language:

Best Original Music:

Best Cinematography:

Best Editing:

Best Production Design:

Best Costume Design:

Best Make Up & Hair:

Best Sound:

  • John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst – “Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 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
  • Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Procter, Ethan Van der Ryn – “A Quiet Place
  • Steve Morrow, Alan Robert Murray, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic – “A Star Is Born

Best Special Visual Effects:

Best Documentary:

British Short Film:

  • “73 Cows”
  • “Bachelor, 38”
  • “The Blue Door”
  • “The Field”
  • “Wale”

British Short Animation:

  • “I’m Ok”
  • “Marfa”
  • “Roughhouse”

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:

  • “Apostasy” – Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director)
  • Beast” – Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)
  • “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)