The 2019 Bafta Predictions

With just over twenty four hours to go until the biggest night of UK cinema, The Bafta’s will undoubtedly be a hit night once again.

To start of this post, here are the nominations I’ll be discussing:

Best Film:                                                                 

  • Roma
  • A Star is Born
  • Green Book
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • The Favorite

Outstanding British Film:

  • Bohemian Rhapsody (Although read bellow)
  • Beast
  • Stan and Ollie
  • You were never here
  • The Favorite
  • Mc Queen

Best Leading Actress: 

  • Glen Close – The Wife
  • Lady Ga Ga – A star is born
  • Melissa McCarthy – Can you ever forgive me?
  • Olivia Coleman – The Favorite
  • Viola Davies – Widows

Beat Leading Actor:

  • Bradley Cooper – A star is born
  • Christian Bale – Voice
  • Steve Coogen – Stan and Ollie
  • Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Richard E. Grant – Can you ever forgive me?
  • Mahershala Ali – Green Book
  • Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Rockwell – Vice
  • Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

Best Supporting Actress: 

  • Amy Adams – Vice
  • Claire Foy – First Man
  • Emma Stone – The Favorite
  • Rachel Weisz – The Favorite
  • Margo Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots

Best Director:

  • Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
  • Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favorite
  • Alfronso Cuaron – Roma
  • Bradley Cooper – A star is born

This is no disrespect to the other categories, there are simply too many to discuss on here right now! (Because I’m silly and have left this post till the last minute)

So you may have seen the news that Bryan Singer has been suspended by Bafta for best director, this is due to the sexual misconduct allegations made against him. I completely agree with Bafta’s decision and that is all I am going to say on the subject.

Moving on, what struck out from these nominations (and the ones at aren’t listed – sorry!) is that Mary Queen of Scots was nominated for three Bafta’s and Mary Poppins was nominated for only two. Clearly Disney thought this was going to be a major film given its budget and advertisement, yet the awards don’t seem to be pouring in for it. As for Mary Queen of Scots, I saw it at the Paris theater (the oldest cinema in New York) and while the experience was good, I wasn’t blown away by the film, although I thought the costumes were beautiful and the makeup/hair team was incredible.

In terms of who I’d like to see win, I’ll pose it as this:

Best film: The Favorite

Best British Film: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best actor: Rami Malek

Best Actress: Olivia Coleman

Best supporting actor: Richard E. Grant

Best supporting actress: Rachel Weisz

Best Director: Alfronso Cuaron

Why these? I truly belive that these films and performances were works of art for our eyes. The Favourite was somthing I saw at the Venice Film Festival back in September, and adored I couldn’t wait for it to come out so everyone else could see it. Olivia Coleman is iconic and I’m sorry Emma Stone, but I thought Rachel Weisz’s performance was ahead.

As for Bohemian Rhapsody, Bryan Singer will not ruin this film for people, it is a fantastic film that I know is down to the performance of everyone in it, but none more than Rami Malek, he is a genius and a pure talent. I am well and truly obsessed with this film, it is energetic and just brilliant and if you don’t cry at the Live Aid scene, your a robot!

Richard E. Grant is an incredible actor, let’s just acknowledge that. Withnail and I is one of the funniest films ever made, his performance in Can you ever forgive me? Just confirms what we already knew, fingers crossed for him.

Finally, Roma was another film that I saw at the Venice Film Festival and while I found it hugely depressing, I also thought it was incredible beautiful and artistic. The way that this film is shot is so delicate and thought out, Alfronso Cuaron deserves this in my view it was a triumph of a film at Venice and I think it deserves more attention than A star is born, despite also enjoying that at Venice.

Who knows what to expect tomorrow, I watched the Golden Globes while I was in New York and there was several ‘OH!’ moments, but I’m excited!

UK: BBC1 at 9PM

USA: BBCAmerica


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