Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - 2018 BAFTA Winners

This past weekend, our friends across the pond doled out the British equivalent of the Oscars with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, or the BAFTAs. The honors sometimes serve as a prognosticator of what might unfold at the Academy Awards, and since the awards for Best Film and Best Director ended up being split across two different movies, that makes the Oscar race all the more interesting.

The 2018 BAFTAs handed out last night gave Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri the top prize for Best Film, but it wasn’t director Martin McDonagh who ended up winning Best Director. Instead that honor went to The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro. Could this be a preview of how the Oscars will go down next month?

Get the full list of the 2018 BAFTA winners below.

Guillermo del Toro winning Best Director isn’t a surprise. After all, he already won the Golden Globe and the Directors Guild of America award, and those are two of the biggest awards that usually predict who goes home with the Oscar. But what is a surprise is that another split has unfolded in one of the major awards ceremonies.

The Golden Globes also handed out Best Director to Guillermo del Toro, and they gave Best Motion Picture Drama to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It sounds like some of the major industry organizations want to recognize the incredible work that Guillermo del Toro put in to make The Shape of Water such a riveting immersive tale on such a small budget, but they find Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to be the more pressing, socially conscious film that is perfect for this time.

One sleight against Three Billboards maybe winning Best Picture is that the film will be up against four more nominees at the Oscars, including the much buzzed about Get Out. Furthermore, even though Three Billboards feels like an American tale, it’s very much a British production, and the BAFTAs tend to favor those kind of projects at their awards.

Even though Three Billboards won Best Film at the BAFTAs, the British awards and the Oscars haven’t matched on Best Picture since 12 Years a Slave took both top prizes back in 2013. Though to be fair, they did match up the previous four years in a row before that. However, last year alone only half of the winners that have crossover categories at the Oscars lined up with the same winners. So don’t use this as a guarantee that Three Billboards will win Best Picture.

Anyway, check out the full list of 2018 BAFTA winners below.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - 2018 BAFTA Winners

Full List of 2018 BAFTA Winners (in Bold)

Best Film
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding British Film
Darkest Hour
The Death of Stalin
God’s Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Actress
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Original Screenplay
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name
The Death of Stalin
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Molly’s Game
Paddington 2

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
The Ghoul – Gareth Tunley (writer/director/producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (producers)
I Am Not a Witch – Rungano Nyoni (writer/director), Emily Morgan (Producer)
Jawbone – Johnny Harris (writer/producer), Thomas Napper (director)
Kingdom of Us – Lucy Cohen (director)
Lady Macbeth – Alice Birch (writer), William Oldroyd (director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (producer)

Best Film Not in the English Language
Elle
First They Killed My Father
The Handmaiden
Loveless
The Salesman

Best Documentary
City of Ghosts
I Am Not Your Negro
Icarus
An Inconvenient Sequel
Jane

Best Animated Film
Coco
Loving Vincent
My Life as a Courgette

Best Original Music
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

Best Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

Best Make Up & Hair
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

Best Sound
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Special Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best British Short Animation
Have Heart
Mamoon
Poles Apart

Best British Short Film
Aamir
Cowboy Dave
A Drowning Man
Work
Wren Boys

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)
Daniel Kaluuya
Florence Pugh
Josh O’Connor
Tessa Thompson
Timothée Chalamet

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That’s all for the 2018 BAFTA winners. See who ends up taking home the Oscars on March 5 on ABC.

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