BAFTA: a new triumph for the film Roma

Several times awarded for series in recent years, Netflix had never before signed such a resounding double at the awards. BAFTA. Enough to whet the appetite of the video platform to the 130 million users before the Oscars for its production, which holds ten nominations for the ceremony scheduled for February 24 in Hollywood.

Oscar winner for Gravity (Gravity) in 2014, the Mexican Alfonso Cuarón, who was crowned best director a week ago by the Director Guild of America (DGA), this time won the BAFTA for Best Director ahead of Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favorite (The favorite)) and Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born (A star Is Born)).

Shot in Spanish and in black and white, Rome depicts Cuarón’s childhood in a Mexico City neighborhood in the 1970s. The film has already won two Golden Globes and also won in the categories of Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

I am overwhelmed by the reception this film has receivedsaid Alfonso Cuarón, praised on Twitter by Netflix.

The favorite also stands out

Held at the Royal Albert Hall, the evening was also a hit for period film The favoritewhich, in the absence of the prize for the best film, reaped a fine harvest of awards: best British film, best decorations, best make-up and hairstyles, best actress in a supporting role for Rachel Weisz, best original screenplay, and, above all, best actress, a BAFTA awarded to Olivia Colman for her portrayal of Queen Anne.

Nominated for an Oscar and winner of a Golden Globe for this role, the 45-year-old British actress beat out Glenn Close (The Wife) and Lady Gaga (A star Is Born), among others. Sovereign sometimes all-powerful, sometimes miserable, Olivia Colman flies over this dramatic comedy set in 18th century England, where a confidante and a courtesan compete for her favors.

On the men’s side, the American actor Rami Malek, 37, received the BAFTA for best actor for his interpretation of Freddie Mercury, the singer of Queen, in Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Rami Malek in the movie Bohemian Rhaspody

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When I started preparing for the role of Freddie Mercury, I wondered if I was going to be up to it. It’s a huge responsibility, but one I was eager to take on.did he declare.

Shadow on the board for Bohemian Rhapsody however, since the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) had suspended the nomination of its director, Bryan Singer, following accusations of sexual assault reported by the magazine The Atlanticdenied by the principal concerned.

Rome and The favorite ultimately left only crumbs to their direct competitors. A star Is Bornon the rise of a young singer interpreted by Lady Gaga, was consoled with the price of the original music, BlacKkKlansman with that of the adapted scenario, and Vice with that of the assembly.

In the category of best animated film, the British academy rewarded Spider-Man: Next Generationin which a new black and Latino Spider-Man takes center stage against a Peter Parker confined to a role of mentor.

The BAFTA for Best Documentary went to Free Solo, a film that chronicles the spectacular ropeless ascent of El Capitan, a granite wall in Yosemite National Park in California, by Alex Honnold. It was a first that fascinated the world of climbers and gave the production team a cold sweat.

One of the reasons the movie is so great is because I had so much faith in the filmmakers to tell the story. I was able to focus on exactly what I needed to do to achieve this climbsaid Alex Honnold.

Guyanese Letitia Wright, 25, meanwhile won the BAFTA for rising star – the only one awarded by the public – for her role as Shuri, sister of superhero Black Panther, in the film of the same name, winner elsewhere of the prize for the best visual effects.

Particularly moved, the young actress confided that she almost stopped her career a few years ago, and thanked God and her family.

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BAFTA: a new triumph for the film Roma