“The Favorite” is currently the favorite British movie which has kept up with the rich historical traditions of British history in films when it comes to bagging awards.
Rules the BAFTA award as one of the best movies with important awards to its name. It’s often seen the movie that wins at BAFTA has odds in its favour to win at OSCAR. With out of last 14, 6 times this has happened.
A film on workers right in the British times set in such beautiful manner has been a delight for the jury which makes it on the probables to go on to get the Golden Globe after taking 7 prizes in London.
The director appreciated the recognition of a period drama and said this should open up space for more to come.
Alfonso Cuaron’s semi-autobiographical film, about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico, has won a string of prizes this awards season, further cementing its path to potential Oscar success.
On Sunday, the critically-acclaimed movie had four wins, including Cinematography and Film Not In The English Language.
“To see a film about an indigenous domestic worker embraced this way in an age when fear and anger propose to divide us means the world to me,” Cuaron said as he accepted the Best Film prize.
“Reverting back to a world of separation and isolation is not a solution to anything,” Cuaron added, at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump is demanding a wall be built on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Cuaron thanked Netflix for getting behind the film, which is in Spanish and has garnered 10 Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture, a major recognition for the streaming service.
“If they do good movies, they should be recognized…I’m very happy that they’re embracing diversity … in a time in which the theatrical experience had become so gentrified,” Cuaron said on the red carpet about Netflix.
“I just hope that this opens up the game. And what is very needed is a balance between the two economic models – the theaters and the (streaming) platforms, because that’s only going to be good for cinema.”
Period drama The Favourite, in which Olivia Colman stars as Britain’s 18th century Queen Anne, won seven BAFTAs, including Outstanding British film, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up and Hair.
Colman, who portrays the monarch as frail and tempestuous, won the Leading Actress category, a victory that had been expected by many. Her co-star Rachel Weisz scooped up the Supporting Actress prize, an award for which fellow The Favourite star Emma Stone was also nominated.
“We’re having an amazing night aren’t we. We’re going to get so (drunk) later,” Colman told her fellow The Favourite nominees as she picked up the award to loud cheers.
“As far as I’m concerned, all three of us are the same and should be the lead…This is for all three of us. It’s got my name on it, but we can scratch in some other names.”
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