71st British Academy Film Awards

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71st British Academy Film Awards
Date 18 February 2018
Site Royal Albert Hall, London
Hosted by Joanna Lumley[1]
Best Film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best British Film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor Gary Oldman
Darkest Hour
Best Actress Frances McDormand
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Most awards Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (5)
Most nominations The Shape of Water (12)

The 71st British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 18 February 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2017. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades were handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2017. Following revelations of sexual harassment in the film industry, many attendees wore black or a badge to show their support for the Time's Up movement.

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2018 by Letitia Wright and Natalie Dormer. The Shape of Water had the most nominations of any film, with twelve; Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri followed with nine nominations each. As with the 75th Golden Globe Awards, there was criticism for the lack of female nominees in the best director category, with Greta Gerwig notably not nominated for Lady Bird.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Guillermo del Toro, Best Director winner
Gary Oldman, Best Actor winner
Frances McDormand, Best Actress winner
Sam Rockwell, Best Supporting Actor winner
Allison Janney, Best Supporting Actress winner
Martin McDonagh, Best Original Screenplay winner
James Ivory, Best Adapted Screenplay winner
Daniel Kaluuya, EE Rising Star Award winner

The nominees were announced on 9 January 2018.[3][4] The winners were announced on 18 February 2018.[5]

BAFTA Fellowship[edit]

BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award[edit]

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Outstanding British Film Best Documentary
Best Original Music Best Sound
Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects
Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair
Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language
Best Animated Film Best Short Animation
  • Poles ApartPaloma Baeza and Ser En Low
    • Have Heart – Will Anderson
    • Mamoon – Ben Steer
Best Short Film EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
  • Cowboy Dave – Colin O'Toole and Jonas Mortensen
    • Aamir – Vika Evdokimenko, Emma Stone, and Oliver Shuster
    • Bronco – SLB
    • A Drowning Man – Mahdi Fleifel, Signe Byrge Sørensen, and Patrick Campbell
    • Work – Aneil Karia and Scott O'Donnell
    • Wren Boys – Harry Lighton, Sorcha Bacon, and John Fitzpatrick

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Joanna Lumley to be new Bafta Film Awards host". BBC News. 9 January 2018. Archived from the original on 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Desta, Yohana. "Zero Female Directors Nominated at the BAFTAs This Year". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "71st British Academy Film Awards". BAFTA.org.
  4. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2018: All the nominees". BBC. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2018: All the winners". BBC News. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "EE British Academy Film Awards Nominations in 2018". bafta.org. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 

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