Three Billboards Outside Ebbing emerges the winner at BAFTA
The film won five awards at the award ceremony where it had a total of twelve nominations
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing topped at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), winning five awards including Best Film.
The film -- written, produced, and directed by Martin McDonagh -- is a blistering comedy about the injustice in a small town America. It won in the categories Outstanding British Film, Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), and the Best Film, at the award ceremony held at Royal Albert Hall, today.
Other films in the race for the Best Film were Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water.
McDormand, on the other hand, was up against Annette Bening (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool), Margot Robbie, (I, Tonya), Sally Hawkins, (The Shape of Water) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird).
The film won the Best Original Screenplay, beating Get Out, The Shape of Water, and I, Tonya, while Rockwell emerged winner over Christopher Plummer, (All the Money in the World), Hugh Grant (Paddington 2), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), and Woody Harrelson, who was also nominated in the category for his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing.