72nd British Academy Film Awards
The 72nd British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 10 February 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2018. 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 2018.
|72nd British Academy Film Awards|
|Date||10 February 2019|
|Site||Royal Albert Hall, London|
|Hosted by||Joanna Lumley|
|Best British Film||The Favourite|
|Best Actor||Rami Malek|
|Best Actress||Olivia Colman|
|Most awards||The Favourite (7)|
|Most nominations||The Favourite (12)|
Winners and nomineesEdit
On 6 February 2019, BAFTA announced they had suspended Bryan Singer's name from Bohemian Rhapsody's nomination for Outstanding British Film following accusations against Singer concerning sexual abuse.
Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit
|A Star Is Born|
|3||Can You Ever Forgive Me?|
|Mary Poppins Returns|
|Mary, Queen of Scots|
|Stan & Ollie|
|Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald|
|If Beale Street Could Talk|
|Isle of Dogs|
The ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall and was hosted by English actress Joanna Lumley for the second consecutive year. In a reference to the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart's removal as host of the 91st Academy Awards, Lumley said that she suspects she probably would not have been hosting the ceremony if she were on Twitter. It opened with a performance from Cirque du Soleil for the third consecutive year and was broadcast after a short delay on BBC One.
The period comedy-drama The Favourite received the most nominations with twelve and won seven, including Outstanding British Film, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Olivia Colman, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Rachel Weisz. Roma won four awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón. Rami Malek won Best Actor in a Leading Role for Bohemian Rhapsody, thanking Freddie Mercury in his acceptance speech.
The In Memoriam section paid tribute to those who had died during the previous year, including Albert Finney, William Goldman, Penny Marshall, Burt Reynolds and Nicolas Roeg. The segment was accompanied by saxophonist Jess Gillam, who performed "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story", the title song from the film Love Story, as composed by Francis Lai, who also was featured in the tribute. Thelma Schoonmaker won the BAFTA Fellowship, presented by Cate Blanchett and Prince William. She joined the fellowship along with her late husband Michael Powell and long-term collaborator Martin Scorsese. Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley won the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award for their contributions to Number 9 Films.
- Melissa McCarthy presented Outstanding British Film
- Lily Collins and Olga Kurylenko presented Best Animated Film and Best Production Design
- Jason Isaacs presented Best British Short Animation
- Henry Golding and Eleanor Tomlinson presented Best Sound and Best Editing
- Lucy Boynton and Joseph Fiennes presented Best Documentary and Best Hair and Makeup
- Bill Nighy presented the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award
- Mary J. Blige and Ellen Page presented Best Actress in a Supporting Role
- Luke Evans and Regina King presented the EE Rising Star Award
- Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira presented Best Adapted Screenplay
- Danai Gurira and Andy Serkis presented Best Original Music
- Elizabeth Debicki and Michelle Rodriguez presented Best Original Screenplay
- Viola Davis presented Best Actor in a Supporting Role
- Will Poulter and Michelle Yeoh presented Best Cinematography
- Riz Ahmed and Rachel Brosnahan presented Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
- Jamie Bell, Taron Egerton, and Richard Madden presented Best Special Visual Effects
- Thandie Newton and Sophie Okonedo presented Best Film Not in the English Language
- Cynthia Erivo and Eddie Marsan presented Best Costume Design
- Salma Hayek presented Best Director
- Gary Oldman presented Best Actress in a Leading Role
- Margot Robbie presented Best Actor in a Leading Role
- Chiwetel Ejiofor presented Best Film
- Cate Blanchett and Prince William presented the BAFTA Fellowship
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