The British film industry celebrated the biggest night of the year on Sunday, with the 72nd edition of the BAFTA Awards taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Joanna Lumley returning once again as host (who took a mild dig at the Oscars in her opening line: “Thank goodness BAFTA actually has a host”).
As was largely expected, Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark period comedy The Favourite, which went into the night with 12 nominations, dominated the proceedings with seven wins, including for leading actress (Olivia Colman), supporting actress (Rachel Weisz) and outstanding British film. But Alfonso Curaon’s Roma managed to upset the royal party, claiming the top prize of best film, alongside director and cinematography honors for Cuaron.
Elsewhere, the wins were scattered across several titles: Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Rami Malek was tapped as best leading actor (bringing the pic’s BAFTA nods to two); Green Book‘s Mahershala Ali was named best supporting actor; Spike Lee claimed best adapted screenplay honors forBlackKklansman; and A Star is Born took home the best original song award (which was collected by Bradley Cooper, with Lady Gaga set to attend Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles instead).
Black Panther won the prize for special visual effects, the only category in which it was nominated.
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