Bri­tish academy’s awards go to ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Roma’

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

Tragi­comic royal drama “The Favourite” and Mex­i­can fam­ily mem­oir “Roma” split the hon­ors with mul­ti­ple wins each at Sun­day’s Bri­tish Academy Film Awards.

“The Favourite” won seven tro­phies, in­clud­ing best Bri­tish film, best ac­tress for Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Anne in the fe­male-cen­tric drama.

Al­fonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” which cen­ters on the nanny to a mid­dle-class Mex­ico City fam­ily, took prizes for best pic­ture, di­rec­tor, cine­matog­ra­phy and for­eign-lan­guage film.

Cuaron thanked the film’s backer, Net­flix, for hav­ing the courage to sup­port “a black and white film about a do­mes­tic worker” that is not in English.

Joel­cryan The As­so­ci­ated Press

Rachel Weisz won the Bri­tish Academy Film Award for best sup­port­ing ac­tress for her role in “The Favourite.”

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