BAFTAs 2018: Three Billboards wins big, Prince William and the Duchess attend. Here’s the winners’ list

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won five big awards at the British Academy Film Awards in London on Sunday.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).(REUTERS)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 19, 2018 08:01 PM IST
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Ferocious female-led tragicomedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony.

Martin McDonagh’s film about a bereaved mother seeking justice won five trophies including best film, outstanding British film and best actress, for Frances McDormand.

Producer Graham Broadbent said the movie is “the story of a woman taking on the establishment and status quo.”

“It seems more timely now than we could ever have imagined,” he said.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (REUTERS)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (REUTERS)

Writer-director McDonagh said it was fitting, in the year of the Time’s Up campaign, that Three Billboards is “a film about a woman who refuses to take any s*** anymore.”

“Our film is a hopeful one in lots of ways, but it’s also an angry one,” McDonagh said. “As we’ve seen this year, sometimes anger is the only way to get people to listen and to change.”

McDonagh won the original screenplay prize for Three Billboards, which also netted Sam Rockwell the supporting actor trophy. Allison Janney was named best supporting actress for playing ice skater Tonya Harding’s domineering mother in I, Tonya.

Guillermo del Toro won the directing prize for monster fantasy The Shape of Water, which also took trophies for music and production design.

AQ group of protesters jump on the red carpet at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, February 18, 2018. (REUTERS)
AQ group of protesters jump on the red carpet at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, February 18, 2018. (REUTERS)

Gary Oldman, the favourite among bookies, won the best actor prize for playing British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

The British prizes, known as BAFTAs, are considered a key indicator of likely success at Hollywood’s Oscars in two weeks’ time.

The film awards season in the United States and elsewhere has been overshadowed by the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse leveled at scores of entertainment figures since women began coming forward to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein last year.

England’s Old Vic Theatre has been rocked by allegations against former artistic director Kevin Spacey. London police are also investigating nine claims of sexual assault by Weinstein.

Margot Robbie arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)
Margot Robbie arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)

The red carpet and the auditorium at London’s Royal Albert Hall were a sea of black as actresses such as Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie eschewed colour as a statement against sexual misconduct and gender inequality.

Several actresses brought feminist activists as guests, and men showed solidarity with Time’s Up lapel pins.

McDormand opted to wear black and red rather than all black, and noted: “I have a little trouble with compliance.”

“But I want you to know that I stand in full solidarity with my sisters tonight in black,” she said.

On the red carpet, actress Andrea Riseborough, who brought U.K. Black Pride founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah as her guest, said she also hoped the film industry was on the road to greater equality and diversity.

Angelina Jolie arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). (REUTERS)
Angelina Jolie arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). (REUTERS)

“It’s more likely we’ll see an alien onscreen than we’ll see an Asian woman at the moment, which is disgraceful,” Riseborough said.

Prince William — the British Academy’s president — and the Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honor at Sunday’s ceremony, hosted by “Absolutely Fabulous” star Joanna Lumley. Kate acknowledged the evening’s muted fashion by wearing a dark green Jenny Packham dress with black belt.

The call to wear black put Kate in a delicate position, because the royal family is careful to avoid political statements.

Rebecca Ferguson arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) (REUTERS)
Rebecca Ferguson arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) (REUTERS)

Ahead of the ceremony, almost 200 British women in entertainment called for an international movement to end sexual misconduct.

Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Naomie Harris, Emma Watson and Gemma Arterton were among signatories to a letter saying that 2018 should be “the year that time was up on sexual harassment and abuse.”

The stars called for an end to impunity for abusers and announced a fund to support women and men battling workplace abuse, modeled on the Time’s Up movement in the U.S.

Former Harry Potter star Watson has given the fund 1 million pounds ($1.4 million), according to its page on the Go Fund Me website.

The ceremony honoured several generations of talent. Filmmaker James Ivory, 89, took the adapted screenplay prize for Call Me By Your Name.

The 80-year-old director Ridley Scott, whose films include Blade Runner, Alien, Thelma and Louis and Gladiator, received the academy’s highest honour, the BAFTA Fellowship.

Daniel Kaluuya, the 28-year-old British star of Get Out, won the rising star award and made a plea for public arts funding, which helped him get his start.

Kaluuya, who is also Oscar-nominated, joked that success meant taking Ubers rather than the subway.

“I get that Prius everywhere,” he said.

Check out the winners list below:

Film:

Martin McDonagh, Peter Czernin, Sam Rockwell and Graham Broadbent, pose with Frances McDormand, as they hold their trophies for Best Film for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. (REUTERS)
Martin McDonagh, Peter Czernin, Sam Rockwell and Graham Broadbent, pose with Frances McDormand, as they hold their trophies for Best Film for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. (REUTERS)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - WINNER

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Director:

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro - WINNER

Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve

Call Me by Your Name, Luca Guadagnino

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Best Actress:

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - WINNER

Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Actor:

Actor Gary Oldman poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Awards. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Actor Gary Oldman poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Awards. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour - WINNER

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Actress:

Allison Janney holds her award for Supporting Actress for I, Tonya at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). (REUTERS)
Allison Janney holds her award for Supporting Actress for I, Tonya at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). (REUTERS)

Allison Janney, I, Tonya - WINNER

Kristen Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor:

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - WINNER

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 Original Screenplay:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh - WINNER

Get Out, Jordan Peele

I, Tonya, Steven Rogers

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

Best Adapted Screenplay:

James Ivory holds his award for Adapted Screenplay for Call Me By Your Name. (REUTERS)
James Ivory holds his award for Adapted Screenplay for Call Me By Your Name. (REUTERS)

Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory - WINNER

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

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Matt Greenhalgh

Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin

Paddington 2, Simon Farnaby and Paul King

Outstanding British Film in 2018:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin - WINNER

Darkest Hour, Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski

The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou, Ian Martin and David Schneider

God’s Own Country, Francis Lee, Manon Ardisson and Jack Tarling

Lady Macbeth, William Oldroyd, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly and Alice Birch

Paddington 2, Paul King, David Heyman and Simon Farnaby

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2018:

Rungano Nyoni and Emily Morgan hold their awards for an Outstanding Debut by A British Writer, Director or Producer for I Am Not A Witch at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). (REUTERS)
Rungano Nyoni and Emily Morgan hold their awards for an Outstanding Debut by A British Writer, Director or Producer for I Am Not A Witch at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). (REUTERS)

I Am Not a Witch, Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director) and Emily Morgan (Producer) - WINNER

The Ghoul, Gareth Tunley (Writer/Director/Producer), Jack Healy Guttman and Tom Meeten (Producers)

Jawbone, Johnny Harris (Writer/Producer) and Thomas Napper (Director)

Kingdom of Us, Lucy Cohen (Director)

Lady Macbeth, Alice Birch (Writer), William Oldroyd (Director) and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Producer)

Film Not in the English Language:

The Handmaiden, Park Chan-Wook and Syd Lim - WINNER

Elle, Paul Verhoeven and Saïd Ben Saïd

First They Killed My Father, Angelina Jolie and Rithy Panh

Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev and Alexander Rodnyansky

The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi and Alexandre Mallet-Guy

Documentary:

Raoul Peck poses with the award for a Documentary for the film 'I Am Not Your Negro' at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)
Raoul Peck poses with the award for a Documentary for the film 'I Am Not Your Negro' at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)

I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck - WINNER

City of Ghosts, Matthew Heineman

Icarus, Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan

An Inconvenient Sequel, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk

Jane, Brett Morgen

Animated Film:

Coco, Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson - WINNER

Loving Vincent, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

My Life as a Courgette, Claude Barras and Max Karli

Cinematography:

Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins - WINNER

Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel

Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema

The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Ben Davis

Editing:

Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss hold their awards for Editing for work on the film 'Baby Driver' at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)
Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss hold their awards for Editing for work on the film 'Baby Driver' at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)

Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss - WINNER

Blade Runner 2049, Joe Walker

Dunkirk, Lee Smith

The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory

Costume Design:

Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges - WINNER

Beauty and the Beast, Jacqueline Durran

Darkest Hour, Jacqueline Durran

I, Tonya, Jennifer Johnson

The Shape of Water, Luis Sequeira

Makeup and Hair:

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

Blade Runner 2049, Donald Mowat and Kerry Warn

I, Tonya, Deborah La Mia Denaver and Adruitha Lee

Victoria & Abdul, Daniel Phillips

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

Original Music:

Alexandre Desplat holds his award for Original Music at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)
Alexandre Desplat holds his award for Original Music at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)

The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat - WINNER

Blade Runner 2049, Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer

Darkest Hour, Dario Marianelli

Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer

Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood

Production Design:

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

Beauty and the Beast, Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer

Blade Runner 2049, Dennis Gassner and Alessandra Querzola

Darkest Hour, Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer

Dunkirk, Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis

Special Visual Effects:

Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson and Paul Lambert hold their awards for Special Visual Effects for the film 'Blade Runner 2049 at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)
Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson and Paul Lambert hold their awards for Special Visual Effects for the film 'Blade Runner 2049 at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. (REUTERS)

Blade Runner 2049, Gerd Nefzer and John Nelson - WINNER

Dunkirk, Scott Fisher and Andrew Jackson

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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Nominees TBD

War for the Planet of the Apes, Nominees TBD

Sound:

Dunkirk, Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten - WINNER

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

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

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

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

British Short Animation:

Poles Apart, Paloma Baeza and Ser En Low - WINNER

Have Heart, Will Anderson

Mamoon, Ben Steer

British Short Film:

Cowboy, Dave Colin O’Toole and Jonas Mortensen - WINNER

Aamir Vika, Evdokimenko, Emma Stone and Oliver Shuster

A Drowning Man, Mahdi Fleifel, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Patrick Campbell

Work, Aneil Karia and Scott O’Donnell

Wren Boys, Harry Lighton, Sorcha Bacon and John Fitzpatrick

EE Rising Star (chosen by voters):

Actor Daniel Kaluuya poses with his Rising Star award for 'Get Out' backstage at the BAFTA 2018 Awards. (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Actor Daniel Kaluuya poses with his Rising Star award for 'Get Out' backstage at the BAFTA 2018 Awards. (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Daniel Kaluuya - WINNER

Florence Pugh

Josh O’Connor

Tessa Thompson

Timothee Chalamet

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