Special Movie Report: British Academy winners

It was a great night in England for “Roma” Sunday, as the film from director Alfonso Cuaron picked up several awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Those awards were some of the most prestigious, too. During the ceremony, “Roma” picked up both Best Film and Best Director, two major categories during award season.

Also having a great night was “The Favourite,” picking up seven awards total, including Best Original Screenplay and Outstanding British Film.

The full list of winners is below:

BEST FILM

  • ROMA, Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez

LEADING ACTRESS

  • OLIVIA COLMAN, The Favourite

LEADING ACTOR

  • RAMI MALEK, Bohemian Rhapsody

DIRECTOR

  • ROMA, Alfonso Cuarón

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

  • THE FAVOURITE, Yorgos Lanthimos

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

  • BEAST, Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • ROMA, Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez

DOCUMENTARY

  • FREE SOLO, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

ANIMATED FILM

  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • THE FAVOURITE, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • BLACKkKLANSMAN, Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • RACHEL WEISZ, The Favourite

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • MAHERSHALA ALI, Green Book

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • A STAR IS BORN, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • ROMA, Alfonso Cuarón

EDITING

  • VICE

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • THE FAVOURITE

COSTUME DESIGN

  • THE FAVOURITE, Sandy Powell

MAKE UP & HAIR

  • THE FAVOURITE

SOUND

  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

  • BLACK PANTHER

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

  • ROUGHHOUSE, Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom

BRITISH SHORT FILM

  • 73 COWS, Alex Lockwood

BAFTAS RISING STAR

  • Letitia Wright

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA

  • Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP

  • Thelma Schoonmaker

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At the weekend box office, new releases shoved out some January releases to take the top spots, with the “LEGO Movie” sequel leading the pack. The animated family picture earned $34.4 million in its first weekend, a respectable opening in February. However, it lags far behind the weekend the first movie had, which grossed more than $60 million.

The full top five this weekend was:

1. The LEGO Movie 2 – $34,400,000
2. What Men Want – $19,000,000
3. Cold Pursuit – $10,800,000
4. The Upside – $7,220,000
5. Glass – $6,422,000

For the upcoming weekend, new releases include the thriller “Happy Death Day 2U,” the sci-fi action film “Alita: Battle Angel,” the dramedy “Fighting with my Family” and the anti-romcom “Isn’t it Romantic.”

On the small screen, meanwhile, new releases are:

  • At Eternity’s Gate, my rating: 3.75 out of 5 (2018 Honorable Mention), Rotten Tomatoes rating: 80%
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, my rating: 2.5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.17 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 62%
  • The Front Runner, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 59%
  • Nobody’s Fool, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 24%
  • Shoplifters, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 99%
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Author: Matthew Liedke

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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