2019 BAFTA Awards Winners List – Roma Takes Home Best Film & Director

and The Favourite were the biggest winners at the 2019 BAFTAs. Another awards season is winding down to a close and in the build up to the Oscars later this month, all of the key Academy Award precursors are weighing in with their choices for the best of 2018 in film. Over the past month, cinephiles have seen the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, Producers Guild Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Directors Guild Awards hand out their trophies, and now it’s time for the British Film Academy to unveil their winners.

Anyone who’s been following the 2019 awards circuit know this has been one of the most unpredictable races in recent memory. With multiple films claiming big wins, there’s still no undisputed frontrunner for Best Picture, even though the Oscars are two weeks away (as of this writing). The BAFTA winners don’t always translate perfectly to the Academy Awards (last year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won Best Film at BAFTA), but this will still provide film buffs with some fun results to dissect as they try to predict how the Oscars will unfold.

Read on for the full list of 2019 BAFTA winners – and let us know in the comments if any of your favorites took home the top prizes!

Best Film



Family in Roma

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • A Star is Born

Leading Actress



  • Glenn Close – The Wife
  • Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Viola Davis – Widows

Leading Actor



Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

  • Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
  • Christian Bale – Vice
  • Steve Coogan – Stan & Ollie
  • Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

Director



Alfonso Cuarón Roma Netflix

  • Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
  • Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
  • Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born

Costume Design



  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots

Film Not In The English Language



Cleo Roma

  • Capernaum
  • Cold War
  • Dogman
  • Shoplifters

Special Visual Effects



  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director, or Producer



  • Apostasy – Daniel Kokotajlo
  • A Cambodian Spring – Chris Kelly
  • Pili – Leanne Welham, Sophie Harman
  • Ray & Liz – Richard Billingham, Jacqui Davies

Cinematography



  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • First Man

Supporting Actor



  • Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
  • Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell – Vice
  • Timotheé Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

Original Screenplay



Olivia Colman Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in The Favourite

  • Cold War
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • Vice

Original Music



  • BlacKkKlansman
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Adapted Screenplay



  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • First Man
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star is Born

Rising Star



Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther

  • Jessie Buckley
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Barry Keoghan
  • Lakeith Stanfield

Supporting Actress



  • Amy Adams – Vice
  • Claire Foy – First Man
  • Emma Stone – The Favourite
  • Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots

Makeup & Hair



the-favourite-harley-hoult

  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Stan & Ollie
  • Vice

Editing



  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Roma

Sound



  • First Man
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • A Quiet Place
  • A Star is Born

British Short Film



Bafta

  • Bachelor, 38
  • The Blue Door
  • The Field
  • Wale

Production Design



  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

Animated Film



Miles Morales and Spider-Verse React

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs

Outstanding British Film



  • Beast
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • McQueen
  • Stan & Ollie
  • You Were Never Really Here

With four wins, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma had a big night, further solidifying its status as the one to beat this year. Previously, Roma won Best Picture and Director at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and Cuarón earned Best Director honors at the DGA. It’s worth mentioning that no foreign language film has ever won Best Picture at the Oscars, but it’s becoming increasingly likely Roma will be the one to break that glass ceiling. Even if it doesn’t, Netflix has to be thrilled with the way things turned out. Roma’s sheer number of accolades legitimized the streaming giant as a bona fide player on the awards circuit, potentially changing the game longterm. Netflix has some projects in the pipeline that could be Best Picture contenders (Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman among them), so  success is noteworthy for multiple reasons.

Elsewhere, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite took home the most awards, tallying seven wins in total. Given the film’s subject matter (it’s set in 18th century England), it isn’t surprising the British Academy took kindly to the offbeat costume drama. Coincidentally, The Favourite tied Roma for the most nominations at the 2019 Academy Awards (10), so it’ll be interesting to see if it has any luck with the Oscars. Also of note is BlacKkKlansman taking home Best Adapted Screenplay, its first major win at the precursors. Spike Lee’s hard-hitting drama has a sleeper’s chance of pulling off a Best Picture upset, so securing a BAFTA was huge.

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