‘The Favourite’ Dominates British Independent Film Awards

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The British Independent Film Awards certainly has a “Favourite.”
The period film set in the reign of Queen Anne won a record 10 awards, including Best British Independent Film, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz, and Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos.
Colman maintained her perfect record at BIFAs; this was her fourth nomination and win. She has earned rave reviews for her performance as the mercurial, demanding Queen Anne. Weisz plays her friend and lover Lady Marlborough and Emma Stone also co-stars as a maid named Abigail.
Here’s the full list of winners:The Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film
Judi DenchThe Special Jury Prize
Horace Ové, CBEBest British Independent Film
The Favourite, Yorgos LanthimosBest Director
Yorgos Lanthimos, The FavouriteBest Screenplay
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The FavouriteBest Actress
Olivia Colman, The FavouriteBest Supporting Actress
Rachel Weisz, The FavouriteBest Actor
Joe Cole, A Prayer Before DawnBest Supporting Actor
Alessandro Nivola, DisobedienceMost Promising Newcomer
Jessie Buckley, BeastThe Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)
Richard Billingham, Ray & LizDebut Screenwriter
Bart Layton, American AnimalsBreakthrough Producer
Jacqui Davies, Ray & LizThe Discovery Award
Voyageuse, May Miles ThomasBest Documentary
Evelyn, Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna NatasegaraBest British Short Film
The Big Day, Dawn Shadforth, Kellie Smith and Michelle SteinBest International Independent Film
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, Nicolás Celis and Gabriela RodriguezBest Casting
Dixie Chassay, The FavouriteBest Cinematography
Robbie Ryan, The FavouriteBest Costume Design
Sandy Powell, The FavouriteBest Editing
Nick Fenton, Julian Hart and Chris Gill, American AnimalsBest Effects
Howard Jones, Early ManBest Make Up & Hair Design
Nadia Stacey, The FavouriteBest Music
Jonny Greenwood, You Were Never Really HereBest Production Design
Fiona Crombie, The FavouriteBest Sound
Paul Davies, You Were Never Really Here

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