2018 BAFTA Awards Recap: The Winners' Circle

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The 2018 awards season is winding down. Since November 2017, awards season has been on a wild ride due to the unpredictability of picking winners.

While the Dolby Theatre and the Oscars' creative team continue preparations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards, all eyes were on the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Some of Hollywood's top talents have traveled to the United Kingdom to attend the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

Used To Be Like Twins

According to BBC America's Anglophenia, the BAFTA used to be in sync with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' selections on which films would join the winner's circle and crowned the top film of that year. However, over the past few years, the BAFTA — for their respective prized award — Best Picture, have not matched. Also, the public also selects a winner in a special prize called the EE Rising Star Award, which is exclusively given out at the BAFTA.

The Big Upset

Despite The Shape of Water being nominated for 12 awards, the science fiction film only took home three. According to Deadline, the evening's biggest winner was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which was awarded five statues. It will be fascinating to see which films and performers will win Oscar gold on March 4. Jimmy Kimmel will return to host The Academy Awards for the second year in a row.

Here are the official recipients of the BAFTA statues:

Leading Actress

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Leading Actor

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Supporting Actress

Alison Janney, I, Tonya

EE Rising Star Award

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Film

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding British Film

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Film Not In The English Language

The Handmaiden

Best Animated Film

Coco

Best Short Animation

Poles Apart

British Short Film

Cowboy Dave

Best Documentary

I Am Not Your Negro

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Adapted Screenplay

James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name

Original Screenplay

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Production Design

Paul Denham Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, and Shane Vieau, The Shape of Water

Best Special Visual Effects

Richard R. Hoover, Paul Lambert, Gerd Nefzer, and John Nelson, Blade Runner 2049

Best Editing

Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver

Original Music

Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

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