Yorgos Lanthimos’ Film ”The Favourite” Wins Seven BAFTA Awards

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Yorgos Lanthimos‘ film ”The Favourite” won seven awards in this year’s 72nd British Academy Film Awards, (BAFTAs) in a ceremony held in London’s Royal Albert Hall.

”The Favourite” was the first film to be awarded, with the outstanding British film award bestowed on Lanthimos’ most recent work.

Set in the early eighteenth century, “The Favourite” also won in the categories of best production design, best makeup and hair, best costume design and best actress for Olivia Colman. Additional awards were won for best-supporting actress for Rachel Weisz and best original screenplay, written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara.

Lanthimos’ movie focuses on the interactions of three intriguing female leads, played by Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Stone. The Greek director thanked them warmly while accepting the award for the year’s best British film.

“The Favourite,” co-produced by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, received the most nominations of any film at the BAFTA Awards, with 12 nods.