Bafta Film Awards 2018: Three Billboards wins top prizes

2/19/2018 3:59:00 PM

Tehran(KNA) : Guests at the Bafta Film Awards showed their support for the Time's Up and Me Too campaigns by wearing black and sending messages from the stage.

 The drama won five trophies including best film, best British film and best actress for Frances McDormand.

Gary Oldman won best actor for playing Winston Churchill - one of two awards for World War Two epic Darkest Hour.

Fantasy romance The Shape of Water took three trophies, including best director for Guillermo Del Toro.

But there were few surprises among the main awards on a night when the main talking point came from the fact most guests wore black in support of the Time's Up and Me Too campaigns.

Three Billboards, set in the wake of a gruesome killing in Missouri, was written and directed by British-born Martin McDonagh and had British financial backing - it was a 50/50 joint production between the UK's Film4 and US company Fox Searchlight.

The Bafta (British Academy Film Awards) results will strengthen its chances at the Oscars in two weeks - although Bafta's last three best films have not gone on to win best picture at the Oscars.

As well as best film, best British film and best actress, its haul included best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell and best original screenplay for McDonagh.

The Shape of Water led the Bafta nominations with 12, but came away with three - best director, production design and original music.

Other notable winners:

This was Gary Oldman's first Bafta for acting - although he won for writing and directing Nil By Mouth 20 years ago

Allison Janney, best known for The West Wing, won best supporting actress for I, Tonya - it was her first Bafta nomination

Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya was a popular winner of the Rising Star award, and paid a heartfelt thanks to his mum in his speech

At the age of 89, James Ivory - of Merchant Ivory fame - won best adapted screenplay for Call Me By Your Name

Sir Ridley Scott has never won a competitive Bafta but got his third honorary award with the Bafta Fellowship (he got a "special award" in 1992 and an "outstanding contribution" in 1995).

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Bafta Film Awards 2018: The winners in full:

Best film

Winner: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding British film

Winner: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Leading actress

Winner: Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Leading actor

Winner: Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour

Supporting actress

Winner: Allison Janney - I, Tonya

Supporting actor

Winner: Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Winner: The Shape Of Water - Guillermo Del Toro

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Winner: Daniel Kaluuya

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Winner: I Am Not A Witch

Film not in the English language

Winner: The Handmaiden


Winner: I Am Not Your Negro

Original screenplay

Winner: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Adapted screenplay

Winner: Call Me By Your Name

Original music

Winner: The Shape Of Water - Alexandre Desplat


Winner: Blade Runner 2049 - Roger Deakins

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Winner: Baby Driver - Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss

Production design

Winner: The Shape Of Water - Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau

Costume design

Winner: Phantom Thread - Mark Bridges

Make-up and hair

Winner: Darkest Hour - David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji


Winner: Dunkirk - Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten

Special visual effects

Winner: Blade Runner 2049 - Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson

Source: BBC

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