The Favourite is certainly living up to its name, with the most nominations at this year’s British Academy Film Awards.
Just days after Olivia Colman bagged a Golden Globe for her performance, the quirky comedy-drama has received 12 nods, including one for Best Film, at a ceremony held earlier today (January 9) at BAFTA in London.
Queen Olivia will once again vie for Best Leading Actress, this time against her fellow Golden Globe winner Glenn Close, while her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are both nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
The number of mentions puts The Favourite far ahead of its next rivals, which, with seven nominations apiece, are Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, First Man, and Roma. Vice follows with six, including another acting nod for Golden Globe winner Christian Bale, while Spike Lee‘s BlacKkKlansman has five.
Rami Malek, Bradley Cooper and Stan & Ollie‘s Steve Coogan are also up for Best Leading Actor, while the Best Leading Actress category includes a nod to A Star is Born‘s Lady Gaga and Viola Davis for Widows.
Angloophenia faves Claire Foy, Margot Robbie, Mahershala Ali, Amy Adams and Richard E. Grant are also among the acting nominees.
And then there’s the BAFTA Rising Star Award, which has been won by Eva Green, Tom Hardy and Daniel Kaluuya in the past. This year’s contenders were announced last week, and include Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Jessie Buckley (Taboo), Cynthia Erivo (Widows), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) and Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You).
The BAFTA Film Awards 2019 will take place on February 10, hosted by the absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley.
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