In London Sunday night the Bafta’s, the British film prizes, were awarded. The tragicomedy “The Favourite” twelve times nominated. “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “the First Man”, “Roma” and “A Star Is Born” each have seven nominations. The Bafta’s, an organization of The British Academy of Film and Television Awards, among the most important in the world and are a barometer for the Oscars.
“The Favourite” of the Greek film-maker Yorgos Lanthimos plays in the beginning of the eighteenth century at the court of the British queen Anne. Two ladies-in-waiting vying for the favor of the British queen. The film has a chance to win the Bafta for best film, as well as “BlacKkKlansman” by Spike Lee, “Green Book” by Peter Farrelly, “Roma” of Alfonso Cuarón, and “A Star Is Born” by Bradley Cooper.
The British actress Olivia Colman chance of winning the Bafta for best actress for her role as Queen Anne in “The Favourite”. Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone were both nominated for best actress in a supporting role. Lanthimos is also chance to win the Bafta for best director. The film is also nominated for best original screenplay.
Lanthimos, the prize for best director against Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”), Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”) and Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”). Except for Colman to create Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”), Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me? “) and Viola Davis (“Widows”) chance of winning the prize for best actress in a leading role.
When the actors are Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Christian Bale (“Vice”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Steve Coogan (“Stan & Ollie”) and Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”) nominated. The nominees for best actress in a supporting role are Amy Adams (“Deputy”), Claire Foy (“First Man”), Margot Robbie (“Mary Queen of Scots”), in addition to Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone for their role in “The Favourite”.
When the nominations for best actor in a supporting role, there is also a Belgian link. The French-American actor Timothée Chamalet is nominated for his role in “Beautiful Boy”, the first hollywood movie of the Belgian film director Felix Van Groeningen. The other nominees in the category are Adam Driver in “BlacKkKlansman”, Mahershala Ali in the “Green Book”, Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and Sam Rockwell in “Vice”.
No Belgian nomination for the best non-English language film, however. In that category are the nominations for “Capernaum” by the Lebanese Nadine Labaki, “Cold War” of the Pole, Pawel Pawlikowski, “Dogman” by the Italian Matteo Garrone, “Roma” of the Mexican Alfonso Cuarón, and “Shoplifters” of Japanese Hirokazu Kore-eda.
The awards will be presented at the Royal Albert Hall in London.