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‘Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Black Panther’ Win 2019 BAFTA Awards

‘Roughhouse’ by Jonathan Hodgson wins BAFTA for British Short Animation.

At a gala ceremony held Sunday night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the winners of the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards.

Roma won four awards: Best Film, Director, Cinematography and Film Not in the English Language. Alfonso Cuarón won in each of these categories.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse took the award for Animated Film, while Black Panther received the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects. The BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by Roughhouse by Jonathan Hodgson.

The Favourite was named Outstanding British Film, with Olivia Colman receiving the BAFTA for Leading Actress, Rachel Weisz taking Supporting Actress and Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara winning Original Screenplay. Sandy Powell won Costume Design, Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton won Production Design and Nadia Stacey won Make Up & Hair.

Rami Malik won Leading Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody; the film also won the award for Sound. Supporting Actor went to Mahershala Ali for his performance in Green Book. BlacKkKlansman won Adapted Screenplay.

A Star Is Born won Original Music and Vice took the BAFTA for Editing. The BAFTA for Documentary was won by Free Solo. Writer/Director Michael Pearce and Producer Lauren Dark received the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Beast. 73 Cows won the British Short Film award.

See the full list of nominees and winners here.

The Special Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was presented to Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, a producing partnership who have created some of the most iconic British films of recent years, including The Crying Game, Company of Wolves, Little Voice, Scandal, Carol and Colette.

The Fellowship, the highest honor the Academy can bestow, was presented to editor Thelma Schoonmaker by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, President of BAFTA, and Cate Blanchett. The EE Rising Star Award, voted for by the public, went to Letitia Wright.

The ceremony, which was hosted by Joanna Lumley, was held at London’s Royal Albert Hall and featured performances by Cirque du Soleil and Jess Gillam.

As part of BAFTA’s year-round program of learning events and initiatives, over 80 of this year’s nominees took part in more than 14 “BAFTA Film: The Sessions” on Saturday, February 9. The Sessions saw the nominees discuss their craft in interviews that will be available online on BAFTA Guru in the coming days. In addition, the nominated short films are now available to view in the U.K. in Curzon cinemas around the country and online at

Other year-round film activity includes initiatives such as our new talent activity and scholarships program, BAFTA Crew and BAFTA Elevate as well as masterclasses, the David Lean Lecture delivered by a leading film director and ‘A Life in Pictures’.

Source: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.