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The Favourite is definitely retaining courtroom this awards season. On Sunday, the kooky length piece picked up a document 10 awards at the British Independent Film Awards, together with absolute best movie, absolute best screenplay, and absolute best director for Yorgos Lanthimos. Olivia Colman, who performs the addled Queen Anne, received absolute best actress, whilst co-star Rachel Weisz picked up absolute best supporting actress.
Colman and Emma Stone had been the one ones of the Favourite trio in attendance—so, similar to Weisz ahead of her at the Gotham Awards, Colman carried just a little Weisz cut-out all through the rite, accepting her co-star’s award on her behalf. During her speech, she known as each Weisz and Stone “friends for life.”
“If you love what you do and other people love it, you couldn’t be more proud,” Colman stated, in step with the Independent. ”This is nearly too just right, too great.”
The evening’s different giant winners come with Judi Dench, who used to be given an honorary award; Roma, which received absolute best world movie; and Joe Cole, who received absolute best actor for A Prayer Before Dawn. The Favourite used to be nominated for 13 awards total.
Perhaps the title is a lifeless giveaway, however the BIFAs aren’t in most cases a bellwether of items to come back within the better awards race. (Neither, for that topic, are the National Board of Review awards, which didn’t give The Favourite a unmarried honor ultimate week.) However, if there used to be ever a rite for The Favourite to dominate, it’d unquestionably be this one. What’s additionally attention-grabbing, for many who care about those little issues, is the best way The Favourite stars Colman, Weisz, and Stone appear to be strategically rationing awards display appearances because the race kicks into tools. At the Gothams, Weisz, who gained a distinct tribute award, used to be the one one in attendance, although all 3 Favourite stars gained a distinct jury prize. In her speech for the latter, she made certain to learn out temporary, humorous acceptance speeches from her colleagues and raise the aforementioned cut-outs. At the BIFAs, Colman—who’s received each and every BIFA she‘s been nominated for—led the evening, along Stone. Perhaps the Palm Springs Film Festival will change into Stone territory, must she or her co-stars obtain any honors.
One can presume that each one 3 girls will seem at the larger awards displays, just like the Golden Globes and the Oscars; most likely even the Screen Actors Guild awards, must they get nominated. (Which, who’re we kidding!) But both method, the publicists and strategists in the back of The Favourite’s marketing campaign appear to be threading this one very in moderation within the busy lead-up to February.
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