‘Three Billboards’ Dominates 71st BAFTA Awards

The Oscar race continues to become curiouser and curiouser after the BAFTA Awards this weekend, where Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home a whopping five BAFTAs, including Best Film, Best British Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress for Frances McDormand, and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell.

The win for Three Billboards isn’t altogether surprising – it’s made by a beloved Irish playwright, produced by British filmmakers, and has the year’s best cast. However, it does shake things up, as many people had considered it on the border of having any chance at Best Picture. It also puts a damper on the chances of The Shape of Water, which only managed to walk away with three, for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Director for Guillermo del Toro. The acting categories made history with the wins for McDormand, Rockwell, Gary Oldman, and Allison Janney, as this is the first time the same four actors have won the Critics Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and BAFTA. I’m fairly confident that will be your group of four winners come the Oscars. A few other major shocks: Blade Runner 2049 pulled off the upset for Best Visual Effects over War for the Planet of the Apes, meaning that the trilogy will likely go home empty handed at the Oscars once again. Blade Runner also won Best Cinematography, and considering Roger Deakins also won at the ASC Awards on Saturday, he may finally have a chance to win the Oscar he’s deserved for twenty years. And with its upset in Best Editing, it becomes more and more likely that Baby Driver will manage to follow in the footsteps of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Whiplash by upsetting at the Oscars. Furthermore, the BAFTAs tradition of rewarding well-regarded films that the Academy failed to award a year later continues, as I Am Not Your Negro and The Handmaiden both won their respective categories.

What this all means for the Academy remains to be seen. I will certainly be considering all this in my Oscar Predictions later this week. Until then, you can see the full list of winners below.

Best Film

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water 

Best British Film

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Darkest Hour
  • The Death of Stalin
  • God’s Own Country
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Paddington 2

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Gary Oldman-Darkest Hour
  • Jamie Bell-Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
  • Timothée Chalamet-Call Me By Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis-Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya-Get Out

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Frances McDormand-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Annette Bening-Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
  • Sally Hawkins-The Shape of Water
  • Margot Robbie-I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan-Lady Bird 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Sam Rockwell-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Willem Dafoe-The Florida Project
  • Hugh Grant-Paddington 2
  • Woody Harrelson-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Christopher Plummer-All the Money in the World

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Allison Janney-I, Tonya
  • Lesley Manville-Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf-Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer-The Shape of Water
  • Kristin Scott Thomas-Darkest Hour

Best Director

  • Guillermo del Toro-The Shape of Water
  • Luca Guadagnino-Call Me By Your Name
  • Christopher Nolan-Dunkirk
  • Martin McDonagh-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Denis Villeneuve-Blade Runner 2049

Best Original Screenplay

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Get Out
  • I, Tonya
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape of Water

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
  • Molly’s Game
  • Paddington 2

Best Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • 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 

Best Original Music

  • The Shape of Water
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread

Best Sound

  • Dunkirk
  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Production Design

  • The Shape of Water
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk

Best Visual Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Costume Design

  • Phantom Thread
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape of Water

Best Makeup and Hair

  • Darkest Hour
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • I, Tonya
  • Victoria and Abdul
  • Wonder

Best Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Film Not in the English Language

  • The Handmaiden
  • Elle
  • First They Killed My Father
  • Loveless
  • The Salesman

Best Animated Film

  • Coco
  • Loving Vincent
  • My Life As A Courgette

Best Short Animated Film

  • Poles Apart
  • Have Heart
  • Mamoon

British Short Film

  • Cowboy Dave
  • Aamir
  • A Drowning Man
  • Work
  • Wren Boys

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director, or Producer

  • I Am Not A Witch
  • The Ghoul
  • Jawbone
  • Kingdom Of Us
  • Lady Macbeth

EE Rising Star Award

  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Timothée Chalamet
  • Josh O’Conner
  • Florence Pugh
  • Tessa Thompson

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