Olivia Colman’s march toward damehood continued last night (10 February) after the Norfolk-born actress picked up the Best Actress award at the 2019 Bafta ceremony, while the Peep Show-favourite starring mega-hit The Favourite was the evening’s run-away winner.
Picking up gongs for a whole host of categories – including Outstanding British film, Best Production Design, and Best Original Screenplay – Yorgos Lanthimos’ darkly comic period drama cemented its place in the contemporary cinema cannon.
Other big winners included Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and Roma, which saw director Alfonso Cuarón toddle back to his hotel room carrying awards for Best Director, Best Film not in the English Language, and the overall Best Film: a seriously solid Sunday night’s work by any standards.
In the Best Animated Film category it was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse that impressed judges, beating off competition from Wes Anderson’s canine caper Isle of Dogs and the long-awaited Pixar sequel The Incredibles 2.
As you can imagine, here at It’s Nice That we’re always intrigued as to what walks away with the award for Best British Short Animation, and this year it went to Roughhouse, Jonathan Hodgson’s exploration of adventure, friendship, and how the introduction of the unknown can really stretch loyalty to its limits.