The 71st British Academy Film and Television Awards was held at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Sunday, to honor the best in British and International cinema. The most important question about whether Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri or Shape of Water would be the biggest winner was finally answered. At the end of the night, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stood to be the biggest winner at the BAFTA’s.
The film about a vigilante mother avenging the death of her daughter bagged five awards, namely Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Best Supporting actor for Sam Rockwell, Best Original Screenplay for Martin McDonagh and Best Actress for Frances McDormand. The fantasy romance drama, Shape of Water won three awards at the BAFTAs – Best Original Music, Best Director for Guillermo Del Toro and Best Production Design.
The biopic on the life of Sir Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour won two awards. Gary Oldman won the Best Actor award for portraying Sir Winston Churchill. The movie also won the award for Best Make Up and Hair. Christopher Nolan’s war drama Dunkirk won an award for the Best Sound, Call Me by Your Name won an award for the Best Adapted Screenplay and Phantom Thread won the award for Best Costume Design.
The biopic depicting the downward spiraling of figure skater Tonya Harding, I, Tonya won the award for Best Supporting actress for Allison Janney while Blade Runner 2049 won the award for Best Cinematography. Sir Ridley Scott won his third honorary award at the BAFTAs with the BAFTA fellowship.