“The Favourite” Walks Away With Seven Awards at 2019 BAFTAs

The Favourite led the way at this year’s BAFTA ceremony and topped the list of winners with a total of seven awards. Despite the enormous triumph of this royal satire, the Mexican black and white drama Roma scored a victory in several major categories, including the most important one – best film.

The Favourite was a front-runner from the very start since BAFTA often lean in the way of films made in the UK. In addition to winning outsanding British film of the year, leading ladies Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz walked away with acting awards in their respective categories.

The Favourite also came out victorious in several technical categories and won best original screenplay award thanks to exceptional work of Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical movie Roma picked up a total of four awards, including best film, best director, best cinematography and best foreign film.

This year’s BAFTA ceremony took place at Royal Albert Hall in London on February 10 and it was hosted by Joanna Lumley.


Best Film


Outstanding British Film

“The Favourite”

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

“Beast” — Michael Pearce, Lauren Dark

Best Film Not in the English Language


Best Documentary

“Free Solo”

Best Animated Film

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse”

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Best Original Screenplay

“The Favourite”

Best Adapted Screenplay


Best Leading Actress

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Best Leading Actor

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Best Supporting Actress

Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Best Original Music

“A Star Is Born”

Best Cinematography


Best Editing


Best Production Design

“The Favourite”

Best Costume Design

“The Favourite”

Best Makeup & Hair

“The Favourite”

Best Sound

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Best Special Visual Effects

“Black Panther”

Best British Short Animation


Best British Short Film

“73 Cows”

EE Rising Star Award

Letitia Wright