Yorgos Lanthimos’s raucous period romp about a high-stakes love triangle in the court of Queen Anne continues its ascension to this season’s awards favourite with 12 nominations at this year’s British Academy Film Awards.
The film, which swept the board at the British Independent Film awards in December, with a record 10 wins, is a contender in all the major categories other than best actor.
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The Favourite converted just one of its five nominations into a win (for Olivia Colman) at last Sunday’s Golden Globe awards, with controversial road trip drama Green Book the biggest victor, taking best supporting actor, best screenplay and best comedy or musical. Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, meanwhile, won best drama and best actor in a drama for Rami Malik.
That film also performed strongly with British voters (though it was significantly omitted from the best film shortlist), taking it to level pegging – on seven nominations – with arch musical rival A Star is Born. Also on seven are First Man, the Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling, which has so far met with little awards love, and with Alfonso Cuaron’s much-lauded Roma.
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Meanwhile Vice, the Dick Cheney biopic which bagged Christian Bale the best actor in a comedy or musical prize on Sunday, came away with six nominations. Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman has five, and Green Book and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War have four each.
Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary, Queen of Scots and Stan & Ollie have three nominations each. Steve Coogan was nominated over co-star John C Reilly in the latter, perhaps betraying voters’ British bias, although Emily Blunt was passed over for her part as the magical nanny, with Mary Poppins Returns up only...
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