'The Favourite' dominates 2018 BIFAs with record 10 awards

Screen | 12/3/2018 | Tom Grater
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Yorgos Lanthimos’s period comedy The Favourite won a record 10 prizes at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.

At a ceremony held in London hosted by actor Russell Tovey – who in his opening monologue declared the night a “Brexit-free zone” - the film took the night’s main prize, Best British Independent Film, as well as Best Director for Lanthimos and Best Screenplay for writers Deborah Davis and Tony Mcnamara.

Favourite - Star - Olivia - Colman - Record

The Favourite star Olivia Colman continued her perfect record at the BIFAs, taking home Best Actress to make it four wins from four nominations at the annual ceremony. Co-star Rachel Weisz won Best Supporting Actress, her first BIFA since 2005, when she won Best Actress for The Constant Gardener.

Those five awards added to the five that the film won at the previously-announced craft awards earlier this month.

Star - Joe - Cole - Surprise - Winner

Rising star Joe Cole was arguably a surprise winner in the Best Actor category for his role in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s Thai boxing picture A Prayer Before Dawn, beating a field including more established names such as Joaquin Phoenix and Steve Coogan. Elsewhere in the acting categories, Alessandro Nivola also triumphed over a strong field to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience.

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