• Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021
  • Last Update : 11:23 pm

Costume drama 'The Favourite' leads Bafta awards nominations

  • Published at 09:41 pm January 9th, 2019
'The Favourite' stars Colman, Weisz and Ema Stone
Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are all nominated for ‘The Favourite’ at the Bafta awards, to be announced on February 10 in London | Reuters

The comedy sees Colman play Britain’s 18th-century Queen Anne as a frail and insecure royal, easily influenced by her close friend Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, portrayed by Oscar winner Rachel Weisz. When maid Abigail arrives, the relationship is tested as both women fight for the queen’s affection

“The Favourite” led the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) awards on Wednesday, with 12 nods for the costume drama that has already won its leading actress Olivia Colman critical acclaim and several prizes.

The comedy sees Colman play Britain’s 18th-century Queen Anne as a frail and insecure royal, easily influenced by her close friend Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, portrayed by Oscar winner Rachel Weisz.

When maid Abigail arrives, the relationship is tested as both women fight for the queen’s affection.

“The Favourite” will compete for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay - and in the Director category for Yorgos Lanthimos - at the British film awards next month.

Colman, Weisz and Emma Stone, who plays Abigail, are all nominated and the film has also been recognized for Editing, Cinematography, Make-up and Hair, Production Design and Costume Design.

Queen movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” space drama “First Man,” Netflix film “Roma,” and musical remake “A Star Is Born,” each received seven nominations. Political comedy “Vice” got six.

Joining “The Favourite” on the Best Film list are comedy-drama “Green Book,” set in the segregated US deep-South in the early 1960s, “A Star Is Born,” Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” and “Roma.”

That black and white Mexican film, seen as a major Oscar contender, is also in the running for Film Not In The English Language and its director Alfonso Cuaron, who triumphed at the Golden Globes on Sunday, will compete against Greece’s Lanthimos in the Director category.

They are joined by directors Lee, Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born” and Pawel Pawlikowski for “Cold War.”

In the Leading Actress competition, Colman faces fellow Golden Globe winner Glenn Close for “The Wife,” pop star Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born,” Viola Davis for “Widows,” and Melissa McCarthy for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”.

Christian Bale, who portrays former US Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice,” Rami Malek, who takes on the role of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Green Book,” actor Viggo Mortensen are nominated for Leading Actor.

Completing that list is Cooper for “A Star Is Born” and Steve Coogan for “Stan & Ollie.”

The contenders for the Supporting Actor prize are Mahershala Ali for “Green Book,” Richard E Grant for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, Sam Rockwell for “Vice,” Timothee Chalamet in “Beautiful Boy,” and Adam Driver in “BlacKkKlansman.”

Claire Foy, Amy Adams, and Margot Robbie join Stone and Weisz in the Supporting Actress race, respectively for “First Man,” “Vice,” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

The winners will be announced on February 10 in London.

52
Facebook 51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail