Yorgos Lanthimos newest dark comedy ‘The Favourite’, has once again led the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, after swiping the Golden Globe Awards.
The crafty, Irish production led by the Greek silver screen mastermind sits way ahead on the BAFTA nominations chart, with 12 nods, scoring points in pretty much every serious category it is competing in.
‘The Favourite’ is in the running for Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Best Director, including Best Original Screenplay, Leading Actress, Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, as well as Makeup and Hair.
Leading actress Olivia Colman has already won several prizes, including a Golden Globe for her role as Britain’s 18th-century Queen Anne while co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz have both been nominated in the supporting-actress category.
Meanwhile, the much hyped biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘First Man‘, ‘Roma’ and Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ all have seven nominations each, while ‘Vice’ has six and ‘BlacKkKlansman’ has been entered in five categories.