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The Favourite dominates British Academy Film Awards in 2019

11 Feb 2019, 00:39 ( 4 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Director Yorgos Lanthimos (C) and cast members Nicholas Hoult (1st L), Emma Stone (2nd L), Olivia Colman (2nd R) and Joe Alwyn attend the premiere of film "The Favourite" at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Aug. 30, 2018. File Photo Xinhua.

The winners of the 72nd British Academy Film Awards have been announced at the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall here on Sunday.

   The comedy-drama The Favourite has dominated the awards, winning seven including outstanding British film, leading actress, supporting actress, original screenplay, costume design, production design, and make up and hair.

   It has received the most nominations with 12. Olivia Colman, the best actress, said they were having "an amazing night" and would be enjoying some drinks later.

   Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron's Roma also had a successful night, picking up four prizes including best film, best director, best cinematography and best film not in the English language.

   Rami Malek wins leading actor for Bohemian Rhapsody, and Mahershala Ali wins supporting actor for Green Book.

   Black Panther won best visual effects. Best British short film was 73 Cows, while Vice won best editing. A Star is Born won the award for best original music.

   Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the awards are handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2018. 

   The Bafta awards are often a good indicator of who will go on to awards glory at the Oscars, which will be held this year on February 24.