The 2018 British Academy Film Awards was held at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, February 18, with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” emerging as the biggest winner that night. The crime film collected five nods including the coveted Best Film and Best British Film. It also earned Frances McDormand a Best Actress trophy and Martin McDonagh a Best Director prize. Sam Rockwell was additionally announced as the Best Supporting Actor at the ceremony.
Gary Oldman took home the Best Actor trophy for his role as Winston Churchill in war drama “Darkest Hour”. In his acceptance speech, the 59-year-old actor thanked Churchill, who he said had “held the line for integrity, honor and freedom for his country and the world.” The film also won Best Make-Up and Hair.
Announced as the Best Supporting Actress that night was Allison Janney for her role in “I, Tonya”. Meanwhile, “Get Out” breakout star Daniel Kaluuya received the Rising Star Award. “I am a product of arts funding in the U.K.,” said Kaluuya, who is also one of the stars in the currently-playing, record-shattering Marvel film “Black Panther“. He also thanked those who funded and supported arts funding in the country.
Critic darlings like “The Shape of Water” and “Call Me by Your Name” also managed to grab one prize each. Other winners include “Blade Runner 2049”, “Phantom Thread”, “Baby Driver”, “Dunkirk”, “Coco” and “I Am Not Your Negro”.
- Best Film: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
- Best British Film: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
- Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour”
- Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
- Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
- Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya”
- Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water”
- Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory – “Call Me by Your Name”
- Best Original Screenplay: Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
- Best Animated Film: “Coco”
- Best Documentary: “I Am Not Your Negro”
- Best Film Not in the English Language: “The Handmaiden”
- Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins – “Blade Runner 2049”
- Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges – “Phantom Thread”
- Best Editing: Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss – “Baby Driver”
- Best Make-Up and Hair: David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuii – “Darkest Hour”
- Best Original Music: Alexandre Desplat – “The Shape of Water”
- Best Production Design: Paul Austerberry, Jeff Malvin, Shane Vieau – “The Shape of Water”
- Best Sound: Alex Gibson, Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten – “Dunkirk”
- Best Visual Effects: Richard R. Hoover, Paul Lambert, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson – “Blade Runner 2049”
- Best British Short Animation: “Poles Apart”
- Best British Short Film: “Cowboy Dave”
- Rising Star Award: Daniel Kaluuya
- Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: National Film and Television School (NFTS)
- BAFTA Fellowship: Ridley Scott