BAFTA Awards 2018

BAFTA Awards 2018

February 18, 2018
February 18, 2018
London
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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, to honour the best national and foreign films of 2017. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), accolades are handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality screened at British cinemas in 2017. The nominees were announced on January 9, 2018.[2][3] The Shape of Water had the most nominations of any film with 12, Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri followed up with 9 nominations.[4]

Joanna Lumley presented the awards for the first time, succeeding Stephen Fry who hosted the ceremony twelve times.[1] Lumley was the first female host since Mariella Frostrup co-presented with Fry in 2001.[1] Following revelations of sexual harassment by men in the film industry, many of those attending wore black or a badge to show their support for the Time’s Up movement. In addition, several brought activists as their partner to the ceremony.[5]

The film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won five awards including best film and best British film. Frances McDormand won the best actress award for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Gary Oldman won the best actor award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Oldman’s award was his third BAFTA , but his first as an actor, having won best British film and best screenplay for Nil by Mouth in 1997. Guillermo del Toro won best director award for The Shape of Water. In the supporting actor categories, Allison Janney won Best supporting actress for her role in I, Tonya and Sam Rockwell won best supporting actor for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Roger Deakins won his fourth BAFTA for best cinematography for Blade Runner 2049.

Sir Ridley Scott was awarded the BAFTA fellowship for contribution to cinema, presented by the Duke of Cambridge.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed for the second year during the In Memoriam section. He, along with some of his siblings, played the Hebrew love song "Evening of Roses" ("Erev Shel Shoshanim") during the segment.[6]

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Frances McDormand
 
bornJune 23, 1957
Gary Oldman
 
bornMarch 21, 1958
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 black comedy crime film written, produced, and directed by Martin McDonagh.
Ridley Scott
 
bornNovember 30, 1937

Photos - Red Carpet Arrivals (1)59

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 black comedy crime film[5] written, produced, and directed by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage. The film follows a mother who, when the police in her town fail to find a suspect in her daughter's murder, purchases three billboards to call public attention to the unsolved crime, polarizing the community.

The film was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on September 4, 2017.[6] It also played at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival,[7] where it won its top prize, the People's Choice Award.[8] This film was also screened at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.[9]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was theatrically released in the United States on November 10, 2017, and is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom by Fox Searchlight Pictures on January 12, 2018.[10] The film received acclaim from critics, who praised its screenplay, direction, and performances, particularly those of McDormand, Harrelson, and Rockwell, and was named as one of the top 10 films of the year by the American Film Institute.[11] At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, the film won for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress – Drama (McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Rockwell), and Best Screenplay. It also received nominations for Best Director and Best Original Score.[12]

BAFTA Fellowship Award

Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), his best known works include the neo-noir dystopian science fiction film Blade Runner (1982), historical drama and Best Picture Oscar winner Gladiator (2000), and science fiction film The Martian (2015).

Scott is known for his atmospheric, highly concentrated visual style.[1][2] Though his films range widely in setting and period, they frequently showcase memorable imagery of urban environments, whether 2nd century Rome (Gladiator), 12th century Jerusalem (Kingdom of Heaven), Medieval England (Robin Hood), contemporary Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down), or the future cityscapes of Blade Runner. His films are also known for their strong female characters.[3] Scott has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing (for Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down).[1] In 1995, both Ridley and his brother Tony received a BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema.[4] In 2003, Scott was knighted for his "services to the British film industry".[5] In a 2004 BBC poll Scott was named the tenth most influential person in British culture.[6] In 2015 he received an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art in London.

Winners18

Best Film Nominees5

Best Director Nominees5

Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominees5

Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominees5

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominees5

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominees5

EE Rising Star Award Nominees4

Best Original Screenplay Nominees5

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees5

Best Cinematography Nominees5

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer Nominees3

Outstanding British Film Nominees6

Best Documentary Nominees5

Best Original Music Nominees5

Best Sound Nominees5

Best Production Design Nominees5

Best Special Visual Effects Nominees5

Best Costume Design Nominees5

Best Makeup and Hair Nominees5

Best Editing Nominees5

Best Film Not in the English Language Nominees5

Best Animated Film Nominees3

Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941. It has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats. The Hall is a registered charity held in trust for the nation and receives no public or government funding.Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from many performance genres have appeared on its stage and it has become one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings.

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2018 BAFTA Film Awards: The Red Carpet
  –  February 19, 2018
Absolutely BAFTA: Joanna Lumley of “Absolutely Fabulous” will be hosting the 71st British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall tonight, this will mark the first time a female has hosted the event in 17 years. The award show will be broadcasted ...
2018 BAFTA Awards red carpet
  –  February 19, 2018
Angelina Jolie arrives at the 71st EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 18, 2018. Duchess Kate and Prince William arrive at the 71st EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 18 ...
Three Billboards dominates British Academy Film Awards
  –  February 19, 2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri was the big winner Sunday night at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, winning five awards from its nine nominations. Three Billboards won Best Film, Leading Actress (for Frances McDormand), Supporting Actor (for ...
UK film awards honors ‘Three Billboards,’ solidarity with women
  –  February 19, 2018
LONDON — Ferocious female-led tragicomedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony.
2018 BAFTA Winners: ‘Three Billboards’ Takes Best Film, But Guillermo Del Toro Wins Best Director
  –  February 19, 2018
our friends across the pond doled out the British equivalent of the Oscars with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, or the BAFTAs. The honors sometimes serve as a prognosticator of what might unfold at the Academy Awards, and since the ...
Baftas 2018: The Handmaiden and Call Me By Your Name win at awards
  –  February 19, 2018
The Baftas saw LGBTI cinema awarded top gongs on Sunday (18 February) evening. Taking place annually, the British Academy Film Awards celebrate the best in British and foreign cinema. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, it served as a showcase for the ...
Photos: Scenes from the red carpet at the 2018 British Academy Film Awards
  –  February 19, 2018
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Photos: The Best from the 71st British Academy Film Awards Red Carpet and the Winners List
  –  February 19, 2018
The 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), the British version of the Academy Awards, were held on Sunday night at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to honor the best British and foreign films of 2017. Also walking the carpet were Jennifer Lawrence ...
Film, Fashion, and Fundamental Rights: BAFTA 2018 Highlights from London
  –  February 19, 2018
The film itself was triumphant last night, winning five statues at the BAFTA film awards ... Known for her British cut-class tones and AbFab expressions (“Darling!” “Sweetie!”), there was no better choice by the Academy than the superb Joanna ...
2018 BAFTA Awards winners: Oscar preview again?
  –  February 19, 2018
On Sunday (Feb. 18), the British Academy of Film and Television Academy revealed the winners of the 71st annual edition of its movie awards. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner, taking home five of the top awards: Best Picture ...
Activists crash BAFTAs in protest of British domestic violence bill
  –  February 19, 2018
Female activists backing the "Time’s Up” movement took to the 71st British Academy Film Awards’ red carpet Sunday night to call on the British government to change its domestic violence policies. “Sisters Uncut,” donning t-shirts that read ...
2018 BAFTA Awards: List of winners
  –  February 19, 2018
LONDON — "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won big Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh's film about a bereaved mother ...
Princess Kate steps out in green at the British Academy Film Awards
  –  February 19, 2018
Princess Kate arrived at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) tonight with Prince William in a dark green Jenny Packham gown, as the majority of other women on the red carpet chose to wear black in solidarity with the fight against sexual harassment and ...
Stars represent Time's Up movement at BAFTA film awards
  –  February 19, 2018
Feb. 19 (UPI) --Stars wore black in support of the Time's Up movement at the EE British Academy Film Awards Sunday in London to show support of women who are speaking out against sexual harassment and abuse. Artists who wore black to the event included ...
Full list of winners from BAFTA’s 2018 EE British Academy Film Awards
  –  February 19, 2018
The stars of the big screen descended on London’s Royal Albert Hall tonight for the biggest event in the British film calendar, BAFTA’s EE British Academy Film Awards. The big winner on the night was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with five ...
Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards
  –  February 18, 2018
Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film — "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" British Film — "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
‘The Shape of Water’, ‘Three Billboards’, and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Lead BAFTA Nominations
  –  January 9, 2018
The British Academy of Television Arts has announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards for 2018, otherwise known as the BAFTAs. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads the pack with 12 nominations, including Best Film ...

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