The 71st British Academy of Film Awards

The 71st British Academy of Film Awards

The British Academy of Film Awards winners were announced this past Sunday. The winners are consistent with those of past awards this season, so the Oscar race continues to come into focus. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri continues to come out on top, increasing its chances to take home the top prize at the Oscars against some stiff competition. Guillermo del Toro, Sam Rockwell, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney, and Frances McDormand all won in their categories for director, supporting actor, lead actor, supporting actress, and lead actress respectively. They all have emerged as favorites in these categories so winning here should further cement their wins come Oscar night. The adapted screenplay category seems locked with James Ivory’s Call Me By Your Name picking up another win, but the original screenplay category is still a toss-up. Jordan Peele’s Get Out has been a favorite but Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is putting up a fight. Since shaking things up with their membership, the Oscars has gone more towards sharing the wealth. With that in mind, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is leading the Best Picture category, so I would still bet on Peele and Get Out for best original screenplay. Get Out was still well represented even though it didn’t win the original screenplay category when it’s star, Daniel Kaluuya, won the only category voted for by the public, the EE Rising Star Award.

In surprising news, Roger Deakins has quietly become the top contender in the cinematography category after his win at the BAFTA for his work on Blade Runner 2049. This category has been wide open, with Hoyte van Hoytema being the early favorite for his work on Dunkirk, but now Deakins has joined the conversation and may cause the late upset. Deakins has 14 Oscar nominations but has never won. He won this past weekend not only at BAFTA but also took home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards (which correlates to the Oscars’ Best Cinematography category) on Saturday night. With BAFTA and the ASC improving their record in predicting the Oscar winner the past few years, many are now thinking this may finally be Deakins year.

Check out the full list of winners below!


Best Film:

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

 

Outstanding British Film:

Darkest Hour

The Death of Stalin

God’s Own Country

Lady Macbeth

Paddington 2

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

 

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer:

The Ghoul

I Am Not a Witch – WINNER

Jawbone

Kingdom of Us

Lady Macbeth

 

Film Not in the English Language:

Elle

First They Killed My Father

The Handmaiden – WINNER

Loveless

The Salesman

 

Documentary:

City of Ghosts

I Am Not Your Negro – WINNER

Icarus

An Inconvenient Sequel

Jane

 

Animated Film:

Coco – WINNER

Loving Vincent

My Life as a Courgette

 

Director:

Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – WINNER

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Original Screenplay:

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Steven Rogers, I, Tonya

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

 

Adapted Screenplay:

James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name – WINNER

Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, and David Schneider, The Death of Stalin

Matt Greenhalgh, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Simon Farnaby and Paul King, Paddington 2

 

Leading Actress:

Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

 

Leading Actor:

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – WINNER

Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

 

Supporting Actress:

Allison Janney, I, Tonya – WINNER

Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour

Laurie Melcalf, Lady Bird

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

 

Supporting Actor:

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

High Grant, Paddington 2

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Original Music:

Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer, Blade Runner 2049

Dario Marianelli. Darkest Hour

Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water – WINNER

 

Cinematography:

Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER

Bruno Delbonnel, Darkest Hour

Hoyte can Hoytema, Dunkirk

Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water

Ben Davis, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Editing:

Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss, Baby Driver – WINNER

Joe Walker, Blade Runner 2049

Lee Smith, Dunkirk

Sidney Wolinsky, The Shape of Water

Jon Gregory, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Production Design:

Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, Beauty and the Beast

Dennis Gassner and Alessandra Querzola, Blade Runner 2049

Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, Darkest Hour

Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis, Dunkirk

Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, and Shane Vieau, The Shape of Water – WINNER

 

Costume Design:

Jacqueline Durran, Beauty and the Beast

Jacqueline Durran, Darkest Hour

Jennifer Johnson, I, Tonya

Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread – WINNER

Luis Sequeira, The Shape of Water

 

Make-Up & Hair:

Donald Mowat and Kerry Warn, Blade Runner 2049

David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, and Kazuhiro Tsuji, Darkest Hour – WINNER

Deborah La Mia Denaver and Adruitha Lee, I, Tonya

Daniel Phillips, Victoria & Abdul

Naomi Bakstad, Robert A. Pandini, and Arjen Tuiten, Wonder

 

Sound:

Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis, and Julian Slate, Baby Driver

Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, and Mac Ruth, Blade Runner 2049

Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, and Mark Weingarten, Dunkirk – WINNER

Christian Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Nathan Robitaille, and Brad Zoern, The Shape of Water

Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson, and Matthew Wood, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Special Visual Effects:

Gerd Nefzer and John Nelson, Blade Runner 2019 – WINNER

Scott Fisher and Andrew Jackson, Dunkirk

Dennis Berardi, Trey Harrell, and Kevin Scott, The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes

 

British Short Animation:

Have Heart

Mamoon

Poles Apart – WINNER

 

British Short Film:

Aamir

Cowboy Dave – WINNER

A Drowning Man

Work

Wren Boys

 

EE Rising Star Award:

Daniel Kaluuya – WINNER

Florence Puch

Josh O’Connor

Tessa Thompson

Timothee Chalamet