The 2018 BAFTA Award Winners (& Reaction)

Last night was the UK equivalent of the Oscars, which of course means that it was indeed the 71st BAFTA awards ceremony! They rolled out the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall to continue the showbiz awards season, with a few surprises along the way. The awards were hosted by the godlike acting legend, Joanna Lumley, and – much to the surprise of the audience and viewers – just minutes into the ceremony, American actress Jennifer Lawrence was accused of “throwing shade” at the British icon with her spoilt brat antics. Watch!

This garnered Jennifer Lawrence a lot of criticism online, especially on Twitter, as people were outraged by Jennifer Lawrence’s reaction after Joanna had called her “the hottest actress on the planet”. Looks like Jennifer won’t be winning any popularity contests any time soon. Perhaps she didn’t realise that Joanna Lumley is basically royalty?!

The biggest film of the night was ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri‘, which picked up a total of five BAFTA’s, including Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

As expected, people wore black in support of the Times Up (♯TIMESUP) movement, focused on stamping out sexual harassment in the entertainment business, following on from the #MeToo movement. Kind of funny how all the while, none of these high-profile actresses or actors, wish to speak out about the escalating migrant rape crisis that’s happening all across Europe, but there you go! Let’s get onto the winners list of this year’s BAFTA’s, shall we?

‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’ claimed five BAFTA awards. Credit: Sky News


Best Film


“Call Me By Your Name”

“Darkest Hour”


“The Shape Of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *Winner



Outstanding British Film


“Darkest Hour”

“The Death Of Stalin”

“God’s Own Country”

“Lady Macbeth”

“Paddington 2”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *Winner



Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer


“The Ghoul Gareth Tunley”

“I Am Not A Witch” *Winner


“Kingdom Of Us”

“Lady Macbeth”



Film Not In The English Language



“First They Killed My Father”

“The Handmaiden” *Winner


“The Salesman”





“City Of Ghosts”

“I Am Not Your Negro” *Winner


“An Inconvenient Sequel”




Animated Film


“Coco” *Winner

“Loving Vincent”

“My Life As A Courgette”





“Blade Runner 2049” Denis Villeneuve

“Call Me By Your Name” Luca Guadagnino

“Dunkirk” Christopher Nolan

“The Shape Of Water” Guillermo Del Toro *Winner

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Martin McDonagh


Guillermo Del Toro picks up his BAFTA for Best Director. Credit: Vértigo Político

Original Screenplay


“Get Out” Jordan Peele

“I, Tonya” Steven Rogers

“Lady Bird” Greta Gerwig

“The Shape Of Water” Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Martin McDonagh *Winner



Adapted Screenplay


“Call Me By Your Name” James Ivory *Winner

“The Death Of Stalin” Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, David Schneider

“Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool” Matt Greenhalgh

“Molly’s Game” Aaron Sorkin

“Paddington 2” Simon Farnaby, Paul King



Leading Actress


Annette Bening, “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool”

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *Winner

Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape Of Water”

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”



Leading Actor


Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” *Winner

Jamie Bell, “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool”

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”


Gary Oldman picks up his BAFTA for Best Leading Actor. Credit: New Indian Express

Supporting Actress

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” *Winner

Kristin Scott Thomas, “Darkest Hour”

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”

Octavia Spencer, “The Shape Of Water”



Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer, “All The Money In The World”

Hugh Grant, “Paddington 2”

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *Winner

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”



Original Music

“Blade Runner 2049”

“Darkest Hour”


“Phantom Thread”

“The Shape Of Water” *Winner




“Blade Runner 2049” *Winner

“Darkest Hour”


“The Shape Of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”




“Baby Driver” *Winner

“Blade Runner 2049”


“The Shape Of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”



EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Daniel Kaluuya *Winner

Florence Pugh

Josh O’Connor

Tessa Thompson

Timothée Chalamet



Make Up & Hair

“Blade Runner 2049”

“Darkest Hour” *Winner

“I, Tonya”

“Victoria & Abdul”




Costume Design

“Beauty and the Beast”

“Darkest Hour”

“I, Tonya”

“Phantom Thread” *Winner

“The Shape of Water”




“Baby Driver”

“Blade Runner 2049”

“Dunkirk” *Winner

“The Shape of Water”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”



Visual Effects

“Blade Runner 2049” *Winner


“The Shape of Water”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

“War for the Planet of the Apes”


So there you have it! Some of these award winners will now be a good indication of who may or may not win an Oscar this year. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is just around the corner (March 4th, 2018), and it’s being hosted by the terribly unfunny Jimmy Kimmel. There’s just that to look forward to now, then this years award season will officially be all nicely wrapped up.

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Featured Photo Credit: Variety

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