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Film London alumnus wins Outstanding Debut whilst London shines bright at the 72nd BAFTA Awards.

Date posted: 11.02.2019

The 2019 BAFTAs took place on Sunday evening, celebrating the incredible works and talent of those within the film industry.

Film London are thrilled to announce that alumnus Michael Pearce won the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for his feature Beast. Film London supported Pearce back in 2010, with London Calling short Rite nominated for Best Short Film in 2011.

Yargos Lanthimos’ The Favourite was the big winner of the night, picking up 7 awards for Outstanding British Film, Leading Actress for Olivia Colman, Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz, Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Production Design and Hair and Make-up. The feature’s regal scenes were partly filmed in London at Danson House in Bexley, Hatfield House in Herts and Hampton Court Palace.

Queen bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody won 2 awards - Leading Actor for Rami Malek and Sound. Not only filming in London to portray the city itself, the capital was also transformed into Amsterdam and New York for certain scenes.

Founders of Number 9 Films and great supporters of Film London, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley received the prestigious Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, to which collectively, their works have been nominated for 52 BAFTA awards.

Other notable BAFTA wins include Alfonso Curon’s Roma for Best Film and Director, Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman for Adapted Screenplay and EE Rising Star for Letitia Wright. To see the full list of winners, click here.

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