Three Billboards Outside Ebbing wins top British Academy awards

LONDON — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” has won the top 2018  EE British Academy Film Awards honors. The awards were announced Sunday at a ceremony in Royal Albert Hall, London, on Sunday.
Three Billboards Outside Hibbing
Frances McDermond in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” the winner of the top British film award for 2018.

As announced by BAFTA in its press release here’s the rundown on the winners:

Five BAFTAs for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri:” Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Leading Actress (Frances McDermond), Supporting Actor and Original Screenplay
Gary Oldman wins Leading Actor for “Darkest Hour.”
Guillermo del Toro wins Director for “The Shape of Water>”
Daniel Kaluuya wins the EE Rising Star Award.

Sam Rockwell for supporting actor for “Three Billboards. …”

Martin McDonagh for Original Screenplay,  for  “Three Billboards….”

Supporting Actress went to Allison Janney for her role as Tonya Harding’s mother in “I, Tonya.”

“The Shape of Water” won three awards. In addition to director, the Original Music Award went to composer Alexandre Desplat, and the film also won Production Design.

Roger Deakins won his fourth BAFTA for Cinematography for “Blade Runner 2049,”which also won for Special Visual Effects.

Raoul Peck won the Documentary award for “I Am Not Your Negro.” ”

Film Not in the English Language was won by South Korean drama “The Handmaiden.”

“Coco” took the BAFTA for Animated Film.

Writer/director Rungano Nyoni and producer Emily Morgan received the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for “I Am Not a Witch.”

“Baby Driver” received the BAFTA for Editing; “Phantom Thread” won for Costume Design;. James Ivory won for Adapted Screenplay for “Call Me by Your Name;” “Dunkirk”for Sound;. “Cowboy Dave” won the British Short Film award.

The Special Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was presented to the National Film and Television School (NFTS). The school has trained generations of BAFTA-nominated film talent; this year’s British Short Animation award was won by Poles Apart, which is the 13th NFTS graduation film to win a BAFTA.

The Fellowship, the highest honor the Academy can bestow, was presented to director and producer Sir Ridley Scott by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, president of BAFTA, and Sir Kenneth Branagh.

The ceremony featured performances by Cirque du Soleil and the Kanneh-Mason family.

In addition, all of the nominated short films are now available online at

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