The annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards took place last night on 18 February 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall. The event, attended by film stars, producers, directors, and even royalty, acknowledged and celebrated the outstanding contributions made to film and television over the past year. Hosted by Joanna Lumley, the event commended the exceptional nominated films and television productions, whilst also acting as a platform for a strong political and social statement by many attendees.

Unsurprisingly, Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the biggest winner of the night, seeing the cast and crew take home five awards over the course of the evening. The exceptional acting, screenplay and direction was rightfully recognised and appreciated as the film took home Bafta gold - the Best Film award. Not only did the evening celebrate the creativity and craftsmanship present in all of the releases nominated, but also acted as a platform for a powerful statement to be made by almost all of the attendees. Most stars chose to wear black in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns that have recently gained huge status in the media following several unearthed scandals in the film industry. 

Stars such as Frances McDormand stood with their "Sisters in solidarity", asserting that Time's Up, and that the clock has run our on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. The overwhelming and widespread support for this cause demonstrated through the red carpet fashion made the 2018 Bafta Awards a memorable and poignant evening that will be enshrined in the history of the ceremony.  

Bafta Film Awards 2018 [Winners in bold]

BEST DIRECTOR

Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water

Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


BEST ACTRESS 

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

  

BEST FILM

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP

Ridley Scott

 

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

The Shape of Water

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Phantom Thread

  

BEST HAIR & MAKE-UP

Darkest Hour

Blade Runner 2049

I, Tonya

Victoria & Abdul

Wonder

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Phantom Thread

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Coco

Loving Vincent

My Life as a Courgette

 

BEST EDITING

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

I Am Not Your Negro

City of Ghosts

Icarus

An Inconvenient Sequel

Jane

 

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA

National Film and Television School

 

BEST BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

Poles Apart

Have Heart

Mamoon

 

BEST BRITISH SHORT FILM

Cowboy Dave

Aamir 

A Drowning Man

Work

Wren Boys

 

BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The Handmaiden

Elle

First They Killed My Father

Loveless

The Salesman

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Call Me by Your Name

The Death of Stalin

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Molly’s Game

Paddington 2

 Jeff Spicer/Getty Images


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Hugh Grant, Paddington 2

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Shape of Water

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk



BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION BY BRITISH WRITER / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

I Am Not a Witch – Rungano Nyoni (writer/director), Emily Morgan (producer)

The Ghoul – Gareth Tunley (writer/director/producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (producers)

Jawbone – Johnny Harris (writer/producer), Thomas Napper (director)

Kingdom of Us – Lucy Cohen (director)

Lady Macbeth – Alice Birch (writer), William Oldroyd (director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (producer)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

 

BEST SOUND

Dunkirk 

Blade Runner 2049

Baby Driver 

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Get Out

I, Tonya

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

BEST ACTOR

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

 

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Darkest Hour

The Death of Stalin

God’s Own Country 

Lady Macbeth

Paddington 2

 

EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)

Daniel Kaluuya

Florence Pugh

Josh O’Connor

Tessa Thompson

Timothée Chalamet

 

Catch up on BBC iplayer or find out more info on the official Bafta website.  

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