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The 71st British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 18 February 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2017. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades were handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2017. Following revelations of sexual harassment in the film industry, many attendees wore black or a badge to show their support for the Time's Up movement.

71st British Academy Film Awards
Date18 February 2018
SiteRoyal Albert Hall, London
Hosted byJoanna Lumley[1]
Best FilmThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best British FilmThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best ActorGary Oldman
Darkest Hour
Best ActressFrances McDormand
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Most awardsThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (5)
Most nominationsThe Shape of Water (12)

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2018 by actresses Natalie Dormer and Letitia Wright. The Shape of Water had the most nominations of any film, with twelve; Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri followed with nine nominations each. As with the 75th Golden Globe Awards, there was criticism for the lack of female nominees in the best director category, with Greta Gerwig notably not nominated for Lady Bird.[2]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Guillermo del Toro, Best Director winner
Gary Oldman, Best Actor winner
Frances McDormand, Best Actress winner
Sam Rockwell, Best Supporting Actor winner
Allison Janney, Best Supporting Actress winner
Martin McDonagh, Best Original Screenplay winner
James Ivory, Best Adapted Screenplay winner
Daniel Kaluuya, EE Rising Star Award winner

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2018.[3][4] The winners were announced on 18 February 2018.[5]

BAFTA FellowshipEdit

BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema AwardEdit

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Outstanding British Film Best Documentary
Best Original Music Best Sound
Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects
Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair
Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language
Best Animated Film Best Short Animation
  • Poles ApartPaloma Baeza and Ser En Low
    • Have Heart – Will Anderson
    • Mamoon – Ben Steer
Best Short Film EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
  • Cowboy Dave – Colin O'Toole and Jonas Mortensen
    • Aamir – Vika Evdokimenko, Emma Stone, and Oliver Shuster
    • Bronco – SLB
    • A Drowning ManMahdi Fleifel, Signe Byrge Sørensen, and Patrick Campbell
    • Work – Aneil Karia and Scott O'Donnell
    • Wren Boys – Harry Lighton, Sorcha Bacon, and John Fitzpatrick

Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Joanna Lumley to be new Bafta Film Awards host". BBC News. 9 January 2018. Archived from the original on 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ Desta, Yohana. "Zero Female Directors Nominated at the BAFTAs This Year". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ "71st British Academy Film Awards".
  4. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2018: All the nominees". BBC. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2018: All the winners". BBC News. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  6. ^ "EE British Academy Film Awards Nominations in 2018". Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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