At the presentation of the Bafta’s, the most important British film awards, Sunday night remarkably many Dutch citizens a chance at a statue. Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema was nominated for the oorlogsepos Dunkirk and make-upartist Arjen Spouts is in the race for his work on the movie Miracle. Also, Paul Verhoeven chance at a prize for his thriller Elle in the category best foreign film.
The Bafta’s count as one of the indicators for the Oscars, the most important film awards in the world. Also for this purpose, cinematographer Van Hoytema and make-upartist Arjen Spouts already nominated. The presentation of the Uk prices takes place this year in the Royal Albert Hall in London. The ceremony is led by Joanna Lumley.
The most Bafta nominations received fantasydrama The Shape of Water by the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro. The film tells about the friendship between a maid, played by Sally Hawkins, in a zwaarbewaakt overheidslaboratorium and a sea creature where the government experiments on run. Together with her colleague, played by Octavia Spencer, makes a plan for her new friend to help escape. The film, which is also the most Oscarnominaties in the awards, running from this week in Dutch cinemas.
Another great contender is Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, a film about a mother, played by Frances McDormand, who is on unconventional way to get attention for the unsolved murder of her daughter.