BAFTA 2019: The Favourite wins big, picking up 7 awards from 12 nominations

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman in The Favourite | Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards are over for another year and it was full of memorable moments.

The 72nd BAFTA Awards were held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday (10 February) night.

Host Joanna Lumley opened up the show with a hilarious montage of her trying on outfits for her BAFTA outfit, including dressing up as Freddie Mercury and Queen Anne.

Then the jokes started rolling in her opening monologue.

‘Thank goodness BAFTA actually has a host,’ she said, referencing the Oscars host drama. ‘But that’s probably only because I don’t have Twitter.’

BAFTA 2019 winners

Among the LGBTI-related nominations were The Favourite, picking up 12 and winning seven. It won  Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hair

Rachel Weisz won the award for Best Supporting Actress and Olivia Colman won the award for Leading Actress, for their roles in the eighteenth century period film.

‘Thank you to BAFTA for this huge honor,’ Weisz said in her speech.

‘We’re having an amazing night, aren’t we?’ Colman said in a hilarious speech. ‘We’re going to get so pissed later!’

She then addressed her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz: ‘We’ve never talked about this and I find it really emotional but you were the best, classiest and coolest honor guard I could ever have. I love you.

Colman continued: ‘This is for not the lead, it’s for a lead. As far as I’m concerned, all three of us are the same and should be the lead and it’s weird that we can’t do that, but this is for all three of us.

‘It’s got my name on it but we can scratch some names on it,’ she joked.

Watch the full hilarious speech:

Gay actor Luke Evans presented the EE Rising Star award to Black Panther’s Letitia Wright.

Both Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born picked up seven nominations each. The Queen biopic picked up the award for Best Sound and Rami Malek won for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

Rami Malek said on the red carpet: ‘Freddie Mercury is the gift that keeps on giving.’

A Star is Born only wins one BAFTA

A Star is Born – which features bisexual actress Lady Gaga, as well as Drag Race queens Willam and Shangela – won the award for Original Music.

Gaga took to Twitter tonight (10 February) to thank her fans.

‘I can’t believe we just won Best Original Music,’ she tweeted. ‘I wish so much I was there but am at the Grammy’s to show them our love as well. We made a film about music. This means the world to me.

‘Thank you to all our fans – we love you so much [and] we wouldn’t be here without you,’ she wrote.

The award for Supporting Actor went to Green Book’s Mahershala Ali.

The story is based on the 1962 true story of classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and his bodyguard Tony ‘Lip’ Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen). It features a scene where Tony catches Don in bed with a man.

Roma picked up the awards for Cinematography, Best Film, Best Foreign Film and Best Director.

Melissa McCarthy lost out on an award for her portrayal of lesbian author Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

McQueen, the British documentary about openly gay fashion designer Alexander McQueen, missed out on Best Documentary and Outstanding British Film.

See the full list of winners and nominations (winners in bold)

Best Film

BlacKkKlansman

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Best Director

Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman

Paweł Pawlikowski – Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite

Alfonso Cuaron – Roma

Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale – Vice

Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

Steve Coogan – Stan and Ollie

Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis – Widows

Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Glenn Close – The Wife

Lady Gaga – A Star is Born

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman

Mahershala Ali – Green Book – WINNER

Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell – Vice

Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams – Vice

Claire Foy – First Man

Emma Stone – The Favourite

Margot Robbie – Mary, Queen of Scots

Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best Original Screenplay

Cold War

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

First Man

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born

Best Animated Film

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Outstanding British Film

Beast

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

McQueen

Stan & Ollie

You Were Never Really Here

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Apostasy

Beast 

A Cambodian Spring

Pili

Ray & Liz

Film Not in the English Language 

Capernaum

Cold War

Dogman

Roma

Shoplifters

Best Documentary​

Free Solo

McQueen

RBG

They Shall Not Grow Old

Three Identical Strangers

Best Original Music 

BlacKkKlansman

If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns

A Star Is Born

Best Cinematography

Bohemian Rhapsody

Cold War

The Favourite

First Man

Roma 

Best Sound

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

A Quiet Place

A Star Is Born

Best Make Up and Hair

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Mary Queen of Scots

Stan & Ollie

Vice

Best Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Queen of Scots

Best Production Design 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns

Roma

Best Editing 

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

First Man

Roma

Vice

Best British Short Film

73 Cows

Bachelor, 38

The Blue Door

The Field

Wale

Best British Short Animation

I’m OK

Marfa

Roughhouse

Best Special Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

First Man

Ready Player One

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)

Barry Keoghan

Cynthia Erivo

Jessie Buckley

Lakeith Stanfield

Letitia Wright 

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen

See also:

British palaces to give tours revealing the royals’ secret queer history

15 top-grossing LGBTI movies of the last 15 years (no. 1 might shock you)

This year’s Oscars are not as inclusive as you think – least of all Bohemian Rhapsody

Author: James Besanvalle

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