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The 72nd British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 10 February 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2018. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades were handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2018. The nominees were announced on 9 January 2019 by actor Will Poulter and actress Hayley Squires. The period comedy-drama The Favourite received the most nominations in twelve categories.
|72nd British Academy Film Awards|
|Date||10 February 2019|
|Site||Royal Albert Hall, London|
|Hosted by||Joanna Lumley|
|Best British Film||The Favourite|
|Best Actor||Rami Malek|
|Best Actress||Olivia Colman|
|Most awards||The Favourite (7)|
|Most nominations||The Favourite (12)|
The 72nd British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 10 February 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2018. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades were handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2018.
English actress Joanna Lumley hosted the ceremony for the second consecutive year.
On 6 February 2019, BAFTA announced they had suspended Bryan Singer's name from Bohemian Rhapsody's nomination for Outstanding British Film following accusations against Singer concerning sexual abuse.
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor in a Leading Role||Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Best Original Screenplay||Best Adapted Screenplay|
|Best Cinematography||Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer|
|Outstanding British Film||Best Documentary|
|Best Original Music||Best Sound|
|Best Production Design||Best Special Visual Effects|
|Best Costume Design||Best Makeup and Hair|
|Best Editing||Best Film Not in the English Language|
|Best Animated Film||Best British Short Animation|
|Best Short Film||EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)|
|A Star Is Born|
|3||Can You Ever Forgive Me?|
|Mary Poppins Returns|
|Mary, Queen of Scots|
|Stan & Ollie|
|Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald|
|If Beale Street Could Talk|
|Isle of Dogs|
The ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall and was hosted by English actress Joanna Lumley for the second consecutive year. In a reference to the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart's removal as host of the 91st Academy Awards, Lumley said that she suspects she probably would not have been hosting the ceremony if she were on Twitter. It opened with a performance from Cirque du Soleil for the third consecutive year and was broadcast after a short delay on BBC One.
The period comedy-drama The Favourite received the most nominations with twelve and won seven, including Outstanding British Film, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Olivia Colman, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Rachel Weisz. Roma won four awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón. Rami Malek won Best Actor in a Leading Role for Bohemian Rhapsody, thanking Freddie Mercury in his acceptance speech.
The In Memoriam section paid tribute to those who had died during the previous year, including Albert Finney, William Goldman, Penny Marshall, Burt Reynolds and Nicolas Roeg. The segment was accompanied by saxophonist Jess Gillam, who performed "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story", the title song from the film Love Story, as composed by Francis Lai, who also was featured in the tribute. Thelma Schoonmaker won the BAFTA Fellowship, presented by Cate Blanchett and Prince William. She joined the fellowship along with her late husband Michael Powell and long-term collaborator Martin Scorsese. Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley won the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award for their contributions to Number 9 Films.