Hollywood: ‘The Favourite’ leads race for BAFTAs

LONDON: Queen Anne costume romp The Favourite looks set to scoop more movie honours today as the awards season cavalcade swings into London for the BAFTAs.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremony is the most esteemed event outside the US during the annual awards season, further whipping up the fervour for films ahead of the Oscars on February 24.

The Favourite leads the BATFAs race with 12 nominations. Britain’s Olivia Colman is tipped to win Leading Actress for her portrayal of the 18th century queen as frail, childish and tempestuous in a role that has won her several awards already.

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Will Colman’s Queen Anne rule the BAFTAs? “The Favourite” leads awards race

Co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are in the running for their supporting roles in which they bid for the affection of the British monarch, director Yorgos Lanthimos has been nominated and the movie also received nods for Best Film and Outstanding British Film.

‘The Favourite’ does appear the one to beat (at the BAFTAs),’ Alex Ritman, UK correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter, told Reuters.

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The British actress, deemed a national treasure at home for television roles in ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘The Night Manager’, faces competition that includes Lady Gaga for ‘A Star Is Born’ and Glenn Close for ‘The Wife’.

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  • Date: 2019-02-09T16:28:48+0000
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Bafta Film Awards 2019: Olivia Colman’s The Favourite leads nominations

It’s some way ahead of its nearest Bafta rivals Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, First Man and Roma, which have seven nominations each.

Steve Coogan, Christian Bale, Claire Foy, Rachel Weisz and Richard E Grant are the other British acting nominees.

The Favourite is the only production to be up for both best film and outstanding British film. It has also proved popular at box offices, making ‘4m in the UK and Ireland in its first week.

Colman is nominated for best actress, while her co-stars Weisz and Emma Stone – who vie for the monarch’s affections in the film – are both in the running for best supporting actress.

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  • Date: 2019-02-08T08:09:01Z
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