Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri sweeps up five prizes, while James Ivory picks up best adapted screenplay
Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has swept the 2018 BAFTAs, winning the award for best film in addition to the prize for outstanding British film. Frances McDormand claimed best actress, while her co-star Sam Rockwell won best supporting actor.
Three Billboards, which was the closing night gala of the 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®, took a total of five prizes, with McDonagh also winning for his original screenplay.
I Am Not a Witch, backed with National Lottery funding via the BFI Film Fund, was named outstanding debut for director Rungano Nyoni and producer Emily Morgan.
In addition to Three Billboards and I Am Not a Witch, BAFTA winners that first screened to UK audiences at the BFI London Film Festival included The Shape of Water, The Handmaiden and Call Me by Your Name.
See the full list of winners here: