71st British Academy Film Awards

The 71st British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 18 February 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2017. 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 2017. Following revelations of sexual harassment in the film industry, many attendees wore black or a badge to show their support for the Time's Up movement.

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2018 by actresses Natalie Dormer and Letitia Wright. The Shape of Water had the most nominations of any film, with twelve; Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri followed with nine nominations each. As with the 75th Golden Globe Awards, there was criticism for the lack of female nominees in the best director category, with Greta Gerwig notably not nominated for Lady Bird.[2]

71st British Academy Film Awards
Date18 February 2018
SiteRoyal Albert Hall, London
Hosted byJoanna Lumley[1]
Highlights
Best FilmThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best British FilmThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Most awardsThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (5)
Most nominationsThe Shape of Water (12)

Winners and nominees

Guillermo del Toro in 2017
Guillermo del Toro, Best Director winner
Gary Oldman in 2017 (36334517524)
Gary Oldman, Best Actor winner
Frances McDormand 2015 (cropped)
Frances McDormand, Best Actress winner
Sam Rockwell (8279227257)
Sam Rockwell, Best Supporting Actor winner
Allison-Janney in 2014
Allison Janney, Best Supporting Actress winner
Martin McDonagh 2012
Martin McDonagh, Best Original Screenplay winner
James Ivory (1991.09)
James Ivory, Best Adapted Screenplay winner
Daniel Kaluuya by Gage Skidmore
Daniel Kaluuya, EE Rising Star Award winner

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2018.[3][4] The winners were announced on 18 February 2018.[5]

BAFTA Fellowship

BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award

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
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 Short Animation
  • Poles ApartPaloma Baeza and Ser En Low
    • Have Heart – Will Anderson
    • Mamoon – Ben Steer
Best Short Film EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
  • Cowboy Dave – Colin O'Toole and Jonas Mortensen
    • Aamir – Vika Evdokimenko, Emma Stone, and Oliver Shuster
    • Bronco – SLB
    • A Drowning Man – Mahdi Fleifel, Signe Byrge Sørensen, and Patrick Campbell
    • Work – Aneil Karia and Scott O'Donnell
    • Wren Boys – Harry Lighton, Sorcha Bacon, and John Fitzpatrick

Films with multiple nominations and awards

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
12 The Shape of Water
9 Darkest Hour
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
8 Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
5 I, Tonya
4 Call Me by Your Name
Phantom Thread
3 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Lady Bird
Paddington 2
2 Baby Driver
Beauty and the Beast
The Death of Stalin
Get Out
Lady Macbeth
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Films that received multiple awards
Wins Film
5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
3 The Shape of Water
2 Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour

See also

References

  1. ^ "Joanna Lumley to be new Bafta Film Awards host". BBC News. 9 January 2018. Archived from the original on 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ Desta, Yohana. "Zero Female Directors Nominated at the BAFTAs This Year". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ "71st British Academy Film Awards". BAFTA.org.
  4. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2018: All the nominees". BBC. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2018: All the winners". BBC News. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  6. ^ "EE British Academy Film Awards Nominations in 2018". bafta.org. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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7th AACTA International Awards

The 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards (commonly known as the AACTA International Awards is presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television. Awards were handed out for the best films of 2017 regardless of the country of origin, and are the international counterpart to the awards for Australian films. The awards were presented on 5 January 2018 at The Avalon in Hollywood.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. A sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto in supporting roles. Ford and Edward James Olmos reprise their roles from the original film. Set thirty years after the first film, Gosling plays K, a blade runner who uncovers a secret that threatens to instigate a war between humans and replicants.

Principal photography took place between July and November 2016, mainly in Budapest, Hungary. Blade Runner 2049 premiered in Los Angeles on October 3, 2017 and was released in the United States in 2D, 3D and IMAX on October 6, 2017. The film was praised by critics for its performances, direction, cinematography, musical score, production design, visual effects, and faithfulness to the original film. It is considered by many critics and audiences to be one of the best films of 2017. Despite positive reviews, the film was a box office disappointment, grossing $259 million worldwide.Blade Runner 2049 received five nominations at the 90th Academy Awards, winning Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects. It received eight nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, including Best Director, winning Best Cinematography and Best Special Visual Effects.

Blade Runner 2049 (soundtrack)

Blade Runner 2049: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack album of the music for the 2017 American science fiction film Blade Runner 2049. Released in October 2017, the album contains music by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch, along with additional tracks by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Lauren Daigle. It also includes the piece "Tears in the Rain", which was originally composed and performed (as "Tears in Rain") by Vangelis, the composer of the original 1982 soundtrack Blade Runner.

Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, it stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks and Jared Leto. Set thirty years after the original film, the story depicts a bioengineered human, a replicant blade runner named K, who discovers the remains of a once-pregnant replicant. To prevent a possible war between replicants and humans, K is secretly tasked with finding the child and destroying all evidence related to it.The soundtrack was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music at the 71st British Academy Film Awards.

Darkest Hour (film)

Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. Set in May 1940, it stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and is an account of his early days as Prime Minister during World War II and the May 1940 War Cabinet Crisis, while Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht swept across Western Europe and threatened to defeat the United Kingdom. The German advance leads to friction at the highest levels of government between those who would make a peace treaty with Adolf Hitler, and Churchill, who refused. The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup.

The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on 1 September 2017, and it was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. It began a limited release in the United States on 22 November 2017, followed by general release on 22 December, and was released on 12 January 2018 in the United Kingdom. The film grossed $150 million worldwide and received mainly positive reviews from critics, especially with regard to Oldman's physical transformation and acting, with many considering it to be one of the best performances of his career.

The film earned Oldman his first Academy Award for Best Actor, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. At the 90th Academy Awards the film earned six nominations, including Best Picture, and won for Best Actor and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards it received nine nominations including Best Film and Outstanding British Film.

Dorota Kobiela

Dorota Kobiela is a Polish filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer. She is best known for co-directing her first fully painted animated feature film Loving Vincent (2017) with Hugh Welchman.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a 2017 biographical romantic drama film directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell, with a cast that includes Vanessa Redgrave and Julie Walters. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Peter Turner, which tells of his relationship with aging Academy Award-winning American actress Gloria Grahame in 1970s Liverpool and, some years later, her death from breast cancer.

The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on 1 September 2017. It was released in the United Kingdom on 16 November by Lionsgate and in the United States on 29 December by Sony Pictures Classics. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards, it received three nominations: Best Actress (Bening), Best Actor (Bell) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Get Out

Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut. It stars Daniel Kaluuya as a young black man who uncovers a disturbing secret when he meets the family of his white girlfriend. Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, and Catherine Keener co-star.

Get Out premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 24, 2017, by Universal Pictures. It grossed $255 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget, with a net profit of $124 million, making it the tenth most profitable film of 2017.

Critics praised the screenplay, direction, acting, and satirical themes. The film was chosen by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute and Time as one of the top 10 films of the year. At the 90th Academy Awards, it was nominated for four awards, including Best Picture, and won for Best Original Screenplay. It also earned five nominations at the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards, two at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, and two at the 71st British Academy Film Awards.

I, Tonya

I, Tonya is a 2017 American biographical film directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Steven Rogers. It follows the life of figure skater Tonya Harding and her connection to the 1994 attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan. The film states that it is based on "contradictory" and "true" interviews with Tonya Harding and her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, suggesting they are unreliable narrators. It features darkly comedic interviews with the characters in mockumentary-style, set in the modern day, and breaks the fourth wall. Margot Robbie (who also produced) stars as Harding, Sebastian Stan plays Harding's husband Jeff Gillooly, and Allison Janney plays Harding's mother LaVona Golden; Julianne Nicholson, Caitlin Carver, Paul Walter Hauser, and Bobby Cannavale also star.

I, Tonya premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 8, 2017, and grossed $53 million worldwide on an $11 million budget. The film received critical acclaim, with major praise drawn towards the performances of Robbie and Janney.

At the 90th Academy Awards, Janney won for Best Supporting Actress, while the film also earned nominations for Best Actress for Robbie and Best Editing. It earned three nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, winning Best Supporting Actress for Janney, and at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards, it won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Janney and was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Robbie). At the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the film earned five nominations, winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Janney.

I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not a Witch is a 2017 internationally co-produced drama film written and directed by Rungano Nyoni in her feature debut film. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Nyoni and producer Emily Morgan at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. It was selected as the British entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

Jacqueline Durran

Jacqueline Durran is a British costume designer. She received considerable attention for her work in Pride & Prejudice, for which she received both an Academy Award for Best Costume Design and BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design nominations. She won an Academy Award for her work on Anna Karenina, and has been nominated 6 times for the award. She has also been nominated 8 times for a BAFTA award, winning for Vera Drake and Anna Karenina. Durran has collaborated with directors Joe Wright and Mike Leigh on several occasions, having designed the costumes for six times on Wright's and Leigh's films.

List of accolades received by Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. A sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto in supporting roles. Ford and Edward James Olmos reprise their roles from the original film. Set thirty years after the first film, Gosling plays K, a blade runner who uncovers a secret that threatens to instigate a war between humans and replicants. The film was released on October 6, 2017 in the United States and has grossed $259 million worldwide.Blade Runner 2049 has received numerous awards and nominations. At the 90th Academy Awards, it was nominated for five awards, winning Best Cinematography. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards, it received eight nominations, including Best Director, and won for Best Cinematography and Best Special Visual Effects. At the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards, it was nominated for seven awards, winning for Best Cinematography.

List of accolades received by Darkest Hour (film)

Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. It stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and is an account of his early days as Prime Minister, as Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht swept across Western Europe, threatening to defeat the United Kingdom during World War II. The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup.

The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on 1 September 2017, and also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. It began a limited release in the United States on 22 November 2017, before expanding on 22 December, and was released on 12 January 2018 in the United Kingdom. The film grossed $149 million worldwide against a budget of $30 million.

Darkest Hour generally received positive reviews, praising in particular Oldman's performance, many who labelled it as one of the best of his career. For his role, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. At the 90th Academy Awards the film earned six nominations, including Best Picture, and won for Best Actor and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards it received nine nominations including Best Film and Outstanding British Film.

Mary H. Ellis

Marry H. Ellis is an American production sound mixer, known for her work in 2017 film Baby Driver for which she was co-nominated with Julian Slater, and Tim Cavagin for the BAFTA Award for Best Sound at the 71st British Academy Film Awards and the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing at 90th Academy Awards. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie for her work Warm Springs in 2005.

Paddington 2

Paddington 2 is a 2017 live-action animated comedy film, directed by Paul King and written by King and Simon Farnaby. Based on the stories of the character Paddington Bear, created by Michael Bond, it is the sequel to Paddington (2014), and is produced by Heyday Films and StudioCanal UK. The film was released in cinemas and IMAX. The film stars Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Hugh Grant in live-action roles. In the film, Paddington tries to get a present for his aunt's birthday, but ends up being framed for a crime he did not commit.

Principal photography began in October 2016 and ended in June 2017. The film was theatrically released on 10 November 2017 in the United Kingdom and 6 December 2017 in France, and grossed $226 million worldwide. The film has an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and is currently the highest-rated film on the site. It received three nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards: Best British Film, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for Grant.

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread is a 2017 American period drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, set in London's couture world in 1954. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a couturier who takes a young waitress, played by Vicky Krieps, as his muse; it is Day-Lewis's final role before his retirement. The film is the first Anderson film shot outside the United States, with principal photography beginning in January 2017 in Lythe, England. It is Anderson's second collaboration with Day-Lewis, following There Will Be Blood (2007), and his fourth with composer Jonny Greenwood.

Phantom Thread premiered in New York City on December 11, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 25, 2017. The film received praise for its acting, screenplay, direction, musical score, costume design, and production values. It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2017.At the 90th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Day-Lewis, Supporting Actress for Lesley Manville and Best Original Score, and won for Best Costume Design. It earned four nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, winning for Best Costume Design, and received two Golden Globe nominations.

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden (Hangul: 아가씨; RR: Agassi; lit. "Lady") is a 2016 South Korean erotic psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo and Cho Jin-woong. It is inspired from the novel Fingersmith by Welsh writer Sarah Waters, with the setting changed from Victorian era Britain to Korea under Japanese colonial rule.

The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It was released in South Korea on 1 June 2016, to critical acclaim. It grossed over $37 million worldwide.

At the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the film won the category of Best Film Not in the English Language.

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is a 2017 American romantic fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1962, the story follows a mute cleaner at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a captured humanoid amphibian creature. Filming took place in Ontario, Canada, between August and November 2016.

The film was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on August 31, 2017, and was awarded the Golden Lion for best film. It was also screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It began a limited release in two theaters in New York City on December 1, 2017, before expanding wide on December 23, 2017, and grossed $195 million worldwide.

The Shape of Water received critical acclaim for its acting, screenplay, direction, visuals, production design, and musical score, with many critics calling the film del Toro's best work since Pan's Labyrinth; the American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 films of the year. The Shape of Water received a number of awards and nominations, including thirteen nominations at the 90th Academy Awards, where it won for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score. It was nominated for seven awards at the 75th Golden Globe Awards; winning for Best Director and Best Original Score, twelve at the 71st British Academy Film Awards; winning three awards, including Best Director, and fourteen nominations at the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards; winning four awards. A novelization by del Toro and Daniel Kraus was published on March 6, 2018.

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes is a 2017 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback and Reeves. A sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), it is the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn, and follows a confrontation between the apes, led by Caesar, and the humans for control of Earth. Like its predecessor, its premise shares several similarities to the fifth film in the original series, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, but it is not a direct remake.

Principal photography began on October 14, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. War for the Planet of the Apes premiered in New York City on July 10, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 14, 2017, by 20th Century Fox. The film has grossed over $490 million and received critical praise, with many reviewers highlighting the performances (particularly Serkis's), visual effects, story, direction, cinematography, and musical score. The film received a nomination for Best Special Visual Effects at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, and was also nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 90th Academy Awards. It was also nominated for four Saturn Awards, including Best Director for Reeves and Best Actor for Serkis.

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