The 2018 BAFTA Film Awards were announced at a ceremony in the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 18 February.
It was a successful evening for Directors UK member Martin McDonagh, whose film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri scooped five awards.Three Billboards…., directed and written by McDonagh, won both Best Film and Outstanding British Film, as well as Original Screenplay, the Leading Actress Award for Frances McDormand and Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell.
Meanwhile, Directors UK member Ridley Scott was presented with a BAFTA fellowship by Prince William and Sir Kenneth Branagh. Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said “Ridley Scott is a visionary director, one of the great British filmmakers whose work has made an indelible mark on the history of cinema…40 years since his directorial debut, his films continue to cross the boundaries of style and genre, engaging audiences and inspiring the next generation of film talent.”
In the other categories, Guillermo Del Toro took home the Best Director award for The Shape of Water, and Rungano Nyoni picked up the award for Outstanding Debut By A British Writer Director of Producer for I Am Not A Witch, which she both wrote and directed.
Congratulations to all of this year’s BAFTA Award winners and all of the nominees. You can read a full list of the results here.