This year’s BAFTAs have been announced with Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” sweeping the ceremony as it won for Best Film, Best British Film, Best Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh), Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell).
Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” similarly was a big winner nabbing three awards including Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, Production Design and Original Music (Alexandre Desplat) at the best of the British film industry honors. Both films are now the two front-runners for the Best Picture Oscar.
Other winners this year included “Blade Runner 2049” for Cinematography and Visual Effects, “Darkest Hour” for Best Actor (Gary Oldman) and Best Make-Up, “Call Me By Your Name” for Best Adapted Screenplay, “Baby Driver” for Best Editing, “The Handmaiden” for Best Foreign Language Film, “I Am Not Your Negro” for Best Documentary, “Coco” for Best Animated Feature, and “I Am Not A Witch” for Outstanding Debut.
Some notable nominees like “Get Out” and “Lady Bird” were completely shut out, though “Get Out” actor Daniel Kaluuya did score the EE Rising Star Award.
Source: The Playlist