“Roma,” which centers on the nanny to a Mexico City family, took four prizes, including best picture and best director.
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Tragicomic royal drama "The Favourite" and Mexican family memoir "Roma" split the honors with multiple wins each at Sunday's British Academy Film Awards."The Favourite" won seven trophies including best British film and best actress for Olivia Colman, who plays Britain's 18th century Queen Anne in the female-centric drama.Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," which centers on the nanny to a middle-class Mexico City family, took prizes for best picture, director, cinematography and foreign-language film.Director Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" snapped up the outstanding British film and screenplay awards as well as prizes for its opulent production design, its extravagant costumes, larger-than-life hair and makeup and the performances of Colman and supporting actress Rachel Weisz.British academy voters all but ignored superhero blockbuster "Black Panther," which is up for best picture at the Oscars and took top prize at the SAG awards last month.BAFTA Chairwoman Pippa Harris said only 10 percent of films entered for this year's awards were directed by women.
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