72nd British Academy Film Awards

72nd British Academy Film Awards
Date10 February 2019
SiteRoyal Albert Hall, London
Hosted byJoanna Lumley
Highlights
Best FilmRoma
Best British FilmThe Favourite
Best ActorRami Malek
Bohemian Rhapsody
Best ActressOlivia Colman
The Favourite
Most awardsThe Favourite (7)
Most nominationsThe Favourite (12)

The 72nd British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 10 February 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2018. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades were handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2018.

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2019 by actor Will Poulter and actress Hayley Squires.[1] The period comedy-drama The Favourite received the most nominations in twelve categories.[2]

English actress Joanna Lumley hosted the ceremony for the second consecutive year.[3]

Winners and nominees

Alfonso Cuarón, Best Director and Best Cinematography winner
Rami Malek, Best Actor winner
Olivia Colman, Best Actress winner
Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor winner
Rachel Weisz, Best Supporting Actress winner
Spike Lee, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
Bradley Cooper, Best Original Music co-winner
Lady Gaga, Best Original Music co-winner
Letitia Wright, EE Rising Star Award winner

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2019.[4] The winners were announced on 10 February 2019.[5][6]

On 6 February 2019, BAFTA announced they had suspended Bryan Singer's name from Bohemian Rhapsody's nomination for Outstanding British Film following accusations against Singer concerning sexual abuse.[7][8]

BAFTA Fellowship

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
  • Michael Pearce (Writer/Director) and Lauren Dark (Producer) – Beast
Outstanding British Film Best Documentary
Best Original Music Best Sound
Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects
Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair
Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language
Best Animated Film Best British Short Animation
  • Roughhouse – Jonathan Hodgson and Richard Van Den Boom
Best Short Film EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
  • 73 Cows – Alex Lockwood
    • Bachelor, 38 – Angela Clarke
    • The Blue Door – Ben Clark, Megan Pugh, and Paul Taylor
    • The Field – Sandhya Suri, Thomas Bidegain, and Balthazar de Ganay
    • Wale – Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater, and Edward Speleers

Films with multiple nominations and awards

Films that received multiple awards
Wins Film
7 The Favourite
4 Roma
2 Bohemian Rhapsody
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