Skills Fund contributors win at BAFTA film awards

Congratulations and a big thank you to The Favourite and Beast for winning at the BAFTA film awards.   

The Favourite © Element Pictures

Two productions that paid into the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund – which supports training in the screen industry – have won awards at the 72nd edition of the BAFTAs. With seven wins, the Favourite brought home most awards on the night, while Beast won the BAFTA for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.

Awards were presented to:

  • The Favourite: Outstanding British film (Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara)
  • The Favourite: Leading actress (Olivia Colman)
  • The Favourite: Supporting actress (Rachel Weisz)
  • The Favourite: Costume design (Sandy Powell)
  • The Favourite: Hair and make-up (Nadia Stacey)
  • The Favourite: Original screenplay (Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara)
  • The Favourite: Production design (Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton)
  • Beast: Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer (Michael Pearce, Lauren Dark)

We would also like to congratulate Number 9 Films’ Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley (Colette, On Chesil Beach), who were recognised with the 2019 special award for outstanding British contribution to British cinema.

Stan & Ollie, You Were Never Really Here, Apostasy, Ray & Liz, Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Poppins Returns, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Isle of Dogs and Ready Player One were also nominated for honours. We would like to thank and congratulate these Skills Fund contributors as well.

Winners of the British Film Designer Guild Awards were also announced this weekend. The Favourite, Mary Poppins Returns and Killing Eve each scooped awards and production designer Stuart Craig (Fantastic Beasts) was honoured with the lifetime achievement award.


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