BAFTAs February 2019
16 March 2019
This years BAFTA awards were held at the Royal Albert Hall on 10th February 2019.Hosted by Joanna Lumley.
Best film was awarded to Alfonso Cuaron, who also won best director, for Roma, an art house film about a maid set in Mexico. Although the film is entirely shot in black and white, with Englishg sub-titles, the atmosphere and emotion invoked by the incredible cinematography justifies it's award.
Spike Lees BlacKkKlansman was runner up with David Washingtomn playing Ron Stallworth. Based on Ron's 2014 memoir, the film tells his story of being the first black officer in Colorado Springs Police Department who subsequently infiltrates the KKK posing as a white guy.
Rami Malek won best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Again, well deserved with fantastic performances all round and a great sound track.
Olivia Coleman bagged best actress in a leading role for her prtrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite, which also landed best original screenplay. Again, a well deserved award for an incredible performance as Coleman just gets better and better in every role she takes on.