Here Are the Big Winners at Britain's Oscars

'Three Billboards' takes best film, plus several other top BAFTA honors
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 18, 2018 4:00 PM CST
This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Sam Rockwell, left, and Frances McDormand in a scene from "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Both won BAFTA awards.   (Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight via AP)

(Newser) – Britain has wrapped up its version of the Oscars, with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri having a strong night. Writer-director Martin McDonagh said a film about an angry woman who decides to act is appropriate in an awards season dominated by the campaign against sexual misconduct and bullying. "Our film is a hopeful one in lots of ways, but it's also an angry one," he said at Sunday's ceremony in London, per the AP. "As we've seen this year, sometimes anger is the only way to get people to listen and to change." The big winners in the 2018 British Academy Film Awards:

  • Film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
  • Actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Rising Star: Daniel Kaluuyat
  • Original Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
  • Film Not in the English Language: The Handmaiden

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