Yorgos Lanthimos acclaimed film “The Favourite” has won best British film and six other trophies at the British Academy Film Awards, which is the U.K.’s equivalent of the Oscars.
The Greek directors period drama had a total of 12 nominations going into the night. Star Olivia Colman has already won a Golden Globe for her performance as Queen Anne in “The Favourite” and was favored to take the best-actress prize in London.
“The Favourite” lived up to its title, snapping up the outstanding British film award and prizes for its opulent production design, its larger-than-life hair and makeup and the supporting actress performance of Rachel Weisz.
The ceremony, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall with many celebrities and Royals in attendance.
“The Favourite” won the following awards-
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
“The Favourite,” Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”
“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
“The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
“The Favourite,” Sandy Powell
MAKE UP & HAIR
“The Favourite,” Nadia Stacey