“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” by director Martin McDonagh is a Sunday night slokop at the 71st edition of the Bafta’s, the British film and televisieprijzen, at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The American-British co-production was five of nine nominations, cashing and took out the top prize. Favorite “The Shape of Water” by Guillermo del Toro pulled out three masks.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is about a mother who pressures put on the authorities to the unsolved murder of her daughter to clear up. The crime drama was the slokop of the evening and wrote a number of important categories in his name. The picture won best film, best British film and best original screenplay. Furthermore, Frances McDormand for her role in “Three Billboards” best actress inside, while Sam Rockwell for his performance in the film, best male supporting role won.
In the category of best film was “Three Billboards” up against “Call Me By Your Name” (Luca Guadagnino), “Darkest Hour” (Joe Wright), “Dunkirk” (Christopher Nolan) and “The Shape of Water” (Guillermo del Toro). That last movie was with a whopping twelve nominations, the favorite, but the film managed to get only three prices. In addition to the mask for best director for Guillermo del Toro, it goes to the two less important categories: best original music and best production design.
Other major winners include Gary Oldman, best actor won for his role in “Darkest Hour”, Daniel Kaluuya (audience award for the rising star), Allison Janney (best female supporting actress for “I, Tonya”), “Coco” (best animated feature) and “I Am Not Your Negro” (best documentary).
It was finally, look for the category best non-English language film, which this year also a Belgian touch. “Loveless”, the Belgian-Russian co-production, the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev, grip, however, in addition to the mask. The picture, co-produced by the company “Films du Fleuve”, by the Dardenne brothers, had beaten against the South Korean thriller “The Handmaiden” of Park Chan-wook.