Fiona Crombie, Tony McNamara, Deborah Davis win BAFTA prizes for ‘The Favourite’

11 February, 2019 by Don Groves

Fiona Crombie.

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite won seven prizes at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ awards in London on Sunday, including original screenplay for Tony McNamara and Deborah Davis and production design for Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton.

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So the momentum builds for all four, who have been nominated in their respective categories at the Academy Awards.

Crombie’s work on The Favourite had already been recognised as it was named best period film at the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards in Los Angeles.

In the past five years, the winner of the ADG’s period film category went on to win the Oscar in production design three times: The Great Gatsby (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2025) and The Shape of Water (2018), which also won best picture.

Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix film ROMA took home the BAFTA Awards for best film, director, cinematography and best film not in the English language.

The Favourite was named outstanding British film and collected the prizes for lead actress Olivia Colman and supporting actress Rachel Weisz as well as original screenplay, costume design (Sandy Powell), production design and make up and hair.

Lanthimos said of the outstanding British film award: “It’s a great honour…this film took 20 years to make – I contributed to the last 10.”

Referring to her co-stars Emma Stone and Weisz, Colman said: “As far as I’m concerned, all three of us are the same and should be the leads, and it’s weird we can’t do that. This is for all three of us. It’s got my name on it but we can scratch on some other ones.”

Also picking up Oscar momentum was Rami Malek, who won lead actor for Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, while Mahershala Ali won supporting actor for Green Book. Both won the same categories at the SAG Awards.

The special award for outstanding British contribution to cinema was presented to Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, the venerable producing partnership whose credits include The Crying Game, Company of Wolves, Little Voice, Scandal, Carol and Colette.

The Fellowship, the highest honour the Academy can bestow, was given to editor Thelma Schoonmaker by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge who is BAFTA’s president, and Cate Blanchett.

Here’s the full list of winners:

BEST FILM

ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez

LEADING ACTRESS

OLIVIA COLMAN
The Favourite

LEADING ACTOR

RAMI MALEK
Bohemian Rhapsody

DIRECTOR

ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

The Favourite
Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Beast
Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez

DOCUMENTARY

Free Solo
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

ANIMATED FILM

Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Favourite
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

BlackKklansman
Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

RACHEL WEISZ
The Favourite

SUPPORTING ACTOR

MAHERSHALA ALI
Green Book

ORIGINAL MUSIC

A Star is Born
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson

CINEMATOGRAPHY

ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón

EDITING

Vice
Hank Corwin

PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Favourite

Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton

COSTUME DESIGN

The Favourite
Sandy Powell

MAKE UP & HAIR

The Favourite
Nadia Stacey

SOUND

Bohemian Rhapsody

John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Black Panther
Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

Roughhouse
Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom

BRITISH SHORT FILM

73 Cows
Alex Lockwood

EE RISING STAR

Letitia Wright

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA

Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP

Thelma Schoonmaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

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