Tuesday, March 05, 2019

2019 BAFTA Awards Winners

Today, March 3, I'm updating blog.  Big winner of the night, Roma by Alfonso Cuarón with four TOP awards; with more awards, seven,  The Favourite.  Very pleased with 2019 results.  Shame Oscar behaved differently and wouldn't be willing to honor greatness. Sigh.

To check winners at official site go here.  Winners are below in *BLUE.

A few hours ago the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominations for their current awards edition that honor films released during 2018 and this year the nominations almost look as I wish the Oscars will look as believe many of the honors are extremely well-deserved by the nominees.  Great!  The nominations were announced by Hayley Squires and Will Poulter at BAFTA's London headquarters, 195 Piccadilly.

The Favourite leads the pack with 12 nominations followed by Roma, Bohemian Rhapsody, First Mand and A Star is Born with seven (7); Vice has 6, BlacKkKlansman 5 plus Cold War and Green Book with 4 each.  Then none other than Alfonso Cuarón leads with six nominations, making him the most-nominated individual in a single year, according to BAFTA records; Bradley Cooper follows not far behind with five noms.

Up to this moment film critics have no clear best actress favorite and the few awards given by the industry neither show a clear trend, so the race is open and after today's announcement believe Viola Davis is a contender once again.  As many noted absent is Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns, a film that received just three nominations.

These are the Nominees

Best Film
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star is Born

Outstanding British Film
Bohemian Rhapsody
*The Favourite
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

Film Not In The English Language
Capernaum, Nadine Labaki
Cold War, Pawel Pawlikowski
Dogman, Matteo Garrone
*Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda

*Free Solo
They Shall Not Grow Old
Three Identical Strangers

Animated Film
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
*Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite
*Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Apostasy, Daniel Kokotajlo-writer and director
*Beast, Michael Pearce-writer and director-, Lauren Dark-producer
A Cambodian Spring, Chris Kelly-writer, director and producer
Pili, Leanne Welham-writer and director, and Sophie Harman-producer
Ray & Liz, Richard Billingham-writer and director, and Jacqui Davies-producer

Leading Actress
Glenn Close in The Wife
Lady Gaga in A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
*Olivia Colman in The Favourite
Viola Davis in Widows

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams in Vice
Claire Foy in First Man
Emma Stone in The Favourite
Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots
*Rachel Weisz in The Favourite

Leading Actor
Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born
Christian Bale in Vice
*Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan in Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen in Green Book

Supporting Actor
Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman
*Mahershala Ali in Green Book
Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell in Vice
Thimothee Chalamet in Beautiful Boy

Rising Star Award
Barry Keoghan
Cynthia Erivo
Jessie Buckley
Lakeith Stanfield
*Letitia Wright

Original Screenplay
Cold War
*The Favourite
Green Book

Adapted Screenplay
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star is Born

Newton Thomas Sigel for Bohemian Rhapsody
Łukasz Żal for Cold War
Robbie Ryan for The Favourite
Linus Sandgren for First Man
*Alfonso Cuarón for Roma

Special Visual Effects 
Avengers: Infinity War
*Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Ready Player One

John Ottman for Bohemian Rhapsody
Yorgos Mavropsaridis for The Favourite
Tom Cross for First Man
Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough for Roma
*Hank Corwin for Vice

Production Design
Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
*Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton for The Favourite
Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas for First Man
John Myhre and Gordon Sim for Mary Poppins Returns
Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez for Roma

Costume Design
Mary Zophres for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Julian Day for Bohemian Rhapsody
*Sandy Powell for The Favourite
Sandy Powell for Mary Poppins Returns
Alexandra Byrne for Mary Queen of Scots

Make Up & Hair
Mark Coulier and Jan Sewell for Bohemian Rhapsody
*Nadia Stacey for The Favourite
Jenny Shircore for Mary Queen of Scots
Jeremy Woodhead and Mark Coulier for Stan & Ollie

Original Music
Terence Blanchard for BlacKkKlansman
Nicholas Britell for If Beale Street Could Talk
Alexandre Desplat for Isle of Dogs
Marc Shaiman for Mary Poppins Returns
*Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Lukas Nelson for A Star is Born

*Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
A Quiet Place
A Star is Born

British Short Animation
I'm OK

British Short Film
*73 Cows
Bachelor, 38
The Bluedoor
The Field

To check nominations at official site go here.  Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 10 at the Royal Albert Hall, London and will be hosted by Joanna Lumley.  Show will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and is also broadcast in all major territories around the world. Unfortunately the broadcast is delayed, so as every year will follow winners live on twitter, sigh.

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