British academy’s awards go to ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Roma’
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.
Rachel Weisz won the British Academy Film Award for best supporting actress for her role in “The Favourite.”