Last night, Hollywood came together at the Royal Albert Hall during the BAFTA Awards 2018 to celebrate the best the film industry had to offer over the past year and it turned out that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri would rule the evening.
The newest Martin McDonagh’s film took home the award for Outstanding British Film and Best Film while McDonagh himself won the prize for Original Screenplay. Actor Sam Rockwell became the Best Supporting Actor and Frances McDormand received the BAFTA for Best Leading Actress.
With three awards, the incredible The Shape of Water was the second biggest winner of the evening. Director Guillermo del Toro won for Director and composer Alexandre Desplat swept away the one for Original Music. The film itself won the award for Production Design.
The award for Leading Actor went to Gary Oldman for his great performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour while Allison Janney won the award as Best Supporting Actress for her role in I, Tonya. The EE Rising Star Award went to Daniel Kaluuya and was the only award category in which people could vote for the winner.
As announced before the ceremony the BAFTA Fellowship would go to director and producer Sir Ridley Scott. It was awarded to him by Sir Kenneth Branagh and HRH The Duke of Cambridge, President of BAFTA. The Special Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema went to the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
This is full list of the winners of the BAFTA Awards 2018:
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water)
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
Poles Apart (Paloma Baeza, Ser En Low)
BRITISH SHORT FILM
Cowboy Dave (Colin O’Toole, Jonas Mortense)
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
I Am Not Your Negro
EE RISING STAR AWARD (VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC)
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni, Writer/Director; Emily Morga, Producer)
Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund, commented: “A brilliant night for UK talent and crew, congratulations to all winners and the nominees. We are especially proud of writer/director Rungano Nyoni and producer Emily Morgan’s BAFTA for I Am Not A Witch. In his own acceptance speech for BAFTA Rising Star, Daniel Kaluuya articulated the importance of arts funding on early careers. Rungano and Emily have been supported on this project with National Lottery funding through a successful collaboration with BFI NETWORK partner Film Cymru Wales, through our Vision Awards for producers, and the BFI Film Fund. It was brilliant to see them on the stage last night.”
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)
Call Me by Your Name (James Ivory)
The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat)
Dunkirk (Alex Gibson, Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten)
Baby Driver (Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss)
Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins)
The Shape of Water (Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau)
Phantom Thread (Mark Bridges)
MAKE UP & HAIR
Darkest Hour (David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji)
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049 (Richard R. Hoover, Paul Lambert, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson)
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
National Film and Television School (NFTS)