The Favourite
First screened in October 2018 / Most recently screened in February 2019
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos. Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss, James Smith, Jennifer White, Emma Delves, Faye Daveney. Screenplay: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara.

Twitter Capsule: Bold tone and craft, dumb lenses aside. I vacillated on the story's merits. Colman is amazing, diving ever-deeper.

VOR:   Amazing how different monarchy and royal history look when the Victorias and Elizabeths are pushed aside. Fresh angles, visually and otherwise.



Photo © 2018 Fox Searchlight Pictures/Film4

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Best Actress: Olivia Colman
Best Supporting Actress: Emma Stone
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz
Best Original Screenplay: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
Best Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
Best Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Alice Felton
Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell
Best Film Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Olivia Colman
Best Supporting Actress: Emma Stone
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz
Best Screenplay: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize; Best Actress (Colman)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Colman)
National Society of Film Critics/i>: Best Actress (Colman)
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actress (Colman); Best Production Design (Fiona Crombie)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best British Film; Best Actress (Colman); Best Production Design; Best Costume Design; Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Nadia Stacey)
Gotham Awards: Best Ensemble Performance

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