72nd British Academy Film Awards

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72nd British Academy Film Awards
Date10 February 2019
SiteRoyal Albert Hall, London
Hosted byJoanna Lumley
Best FilmRoma
Best British FilmThe Favourite
Best ActorRami Malek
Bohemian Rhapsody
Best ActressOlivia Colman
The Favourite
Most awardsThe Favourite (7)
Most nominationsThe Favourite (12)

The 72nd British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 10 February 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2018. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades were handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2018.

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2019 by actor Will Poulter and actress Hayley Squires.[1] The period comedy-drama The Favourite received the most nominations: twelve across eleven categories.[2]

English actress Joanna Lumley hosted the ceremony for the second consecutive year.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Alfonso Cuarón, Best Film co-winner, Best Director winner, Best Cinematography winner and Best Film Not in the English Language co-winner
Rami Malek, Best Actor winner
Olivia Colman, Best Actress winner
Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor winner
Rachel Weisz, Best Supporting Actress winner
Spike Lee, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
Bradley Cooper, Best Original Music co-winner
Lady Gaga, Best Original Music co-winner
Lukas Nelson, Best Original Music co-winner
Sandy Powell, Best Costume Design winner
Letitia Wright, EE Rising Star Award winner

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2019.[4] The winners were announced on 10 February 2019.[5][6]

On 6 February 2019, BAFTA announced they had suspended Bryan Singer's name from Bohemian Rhapsody's nomination for Outstanding British Film following accusations against Singer concerning sexual abuse.[7][8]

BAFTA Fellowship[edit]

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema[edit]

RomaAlfonso Cuarón and Gabriela Rodríguez

Alfonso CuarónRoma

Rami MalekBohemian Rhapsody as Freddie Mercury

Olivia ColmanThe Favourite as Anne

Mahershala AliGreen Book as Don Shirley

Rachel WeiszThe Favourite as Sarah Churchill

The Favourite – Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott

RomaAlfonso Cuarón

The FavouriteSandy Powell

ViceHank Corwin

The Favourite – Nadia Stacey

A Star Is BornBradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Lukas Nelson

The Favourite – Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton

Bohemian Rhapsody – John Casail, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey and John Warhurst

Black Panther – Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack and Dan Sudick

The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

Beast – Michael Pearce (Writer/Director) and Lauren Dark (Producer)

Roughhouse – Jonathan Hodgson and Richard Van Den Boom

73 Cows – Alex Lockwood

  • Bachelor – Angela Clarke
  • The Blue Door – Ben Clark, Megan Pugh and Paul Taylor
  • The Field – Sandhya Suri, Thomas Bidegain and Balthazar de Ganay
  • Wale – Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater and Ed Speleers

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman and Phil Lord

Free SoloElizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill and Evan Hayes

RomaAlfonso Cuarón and Gabriela Rodríguez

Letitia Wright


Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
12 The Favourite
7 Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Star Is Born
6 Vice
5 BlacKkKlansman
4 Cold War
Green Book
3 Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots
Stan & Ollie
2 Beast
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
7 The Favourite
4 Roma
2 Bohemian Rhapsody

Ceremony information[edit]

The ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall and was hosted by English actress Joanna Lumley for the second consecutive year.[3] In a reference to the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart's removal as host of the 91st Academy Awards, Lumley said that she suspects she probably would not have been hosting the ceremony if she were on Twitter.[11] It opened with a performance from Cirque du Soleil for the third consecutive year and was broadcast after a short delay on BBC One.[3][12]

The period comedy-drama The Favourite received the most nominations with twelve and won seven, including Outstanding British Film, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Olivia Colman, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Rachel Weisz.[5][13] Roma won four awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón.[5] Rami Malek won Best Actor in a Leading Role for Bohemian Rhapsody, thanking Freddie Mercury in his acceptance speech.[5][14]

The In Memoriam section paid tribute to those who had died during the previous year, including Albert Finney, William Goldman, Penny Marshall, Burt Reynolds and Nicolas Roeg. The segment was accompanied by saxophonist Jess Gillam, who performed "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story", the title song from the film Love Story, as composed by Francis Lai, who also was featured in the tribute.[15] Thelma Schoonmaker won the BAFTA Fellowship, presented by Cate Blanchett and Prince William. She joined the fellowship along with her late husband Michael Powell and long-term collaborator Martin Scorsese.[9] Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley won the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award for their contributions to Number 9 Films.[10]


In Memoriam[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Will Poulter looks relaxed at 2019 Bafta nominations after quitting social media over Bandersnatch reaction". Metro. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2019: Olivia Colman's The Favourite leads nominations". BBC News. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "EE British Academy Film Awards: Venue and host announced for 2019". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "The full list of nominations for the Baftas 2019". The Guardian. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "EE British Academy Film Awards Winners in 2019". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Baftas 2019: Roma and The Favourite win big – as it happened". The Guardian. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  7. ^ Clarke, Stewart (6 February 2019). "BAFTA Suspends Bryan Singer's Nomination for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'". Variety. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  8. ^ French, Alex; Potter, Maximillian (23 January 2019). "'Nobody Is Going to Believe You'". The Atlantic. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Two time BAFTA-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker to be honoured with BAFTA Fellowship". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Number 9 Films Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen to receive the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  11. ^ McCreesh, Louise (10 February 2019). "BAFTAs' Joanna Lumley throws shade at the Oscars hosting debacle". Digital Spy. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  12. ^ Westbrook, Caroline (10 February 2019). "What time are the Baftas on BBC One tonight and is the ceremony shown live?". Metro. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Yorgos Lanthimos 'The Favourite' takes home seven BAFTA Awards". Greek City Times. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Rami Malek thanks Freddie Mercury as he wins best actor Bafta". Irish Examiner. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  15. ^ Mullen, Adrian (11 February 2019). "Sax star Jess Gillam lifts the roof at the BAFTA's at the Royal Albert Hall". The Mail. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Sheehan, Paul (9 February 2019). "2019 BAFTA Awards: Who is hosting and presenting, which nominees will (and won't) be there?". Gold Derby. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

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