19 Feb 2018

BAFTA Success for Three Billboards

Martin McDonagh’s Three Buildings Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the star of yesterday’s BAFTA awards, claiming five awards from nine nominations.

It is the latest set of accolades in what has so far been an incredibly successful awards season for the film, which follows the story of Mildred (Frances McDormand), a grieving mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter in small-town America. The film has received multiple awards at this year’s Golden Globes and the SAG awards, as well seven nominations at this year’s Oscars.

Last night saw it scoop the awards for Best Film, Best British Film, Best Actress, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Screenplay.

Elsewhere, Gary Oldman won the Best Actor award for his performance in Darkest Hour, and Guillermo Del Toro won Best Director for his fantasy-romance The Shape Of Water. Daniel Kaluuya, the star of Get Out, won BAFTA’s rising star award.