Fox Searchlight’s ‘The Favourite’ Leads BIFA Nominations

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“The Favourite,” a “cheeky” drama loosely based on the true story of two cousins competing for the attention of Britain’s Queen Anne, has garnered 13 nominations for this year’s  British Independent Film Awards  – including Olivia Colman for Best Actress, Best Film, Director, Screenplay and for its supporting cast Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

We’re thrilled that “The Favourite” has been singled out by the BIFA ,” says Fox Searchlight Chairman Nancy Utley. “We hope there will be an outpouring of appreciation for the film from both moviegoers and voters in the weeks and months to come.”

Emma Stone in the film THE FAVOURITE. Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

The Yorgos Lanthimos film, premiered at the Venice film festival where it received the Special Grand Jury Prize.

“The Favourite” opens November 23 in the U.S. with scheduled release in Australia on December 26, and January 2019 in the U.K.

Rachel Weisz in the film THE FAVOURITE. Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

BIFA Nominations:

Casting: Dixie Chassay
Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
Costume: Sandy Powell
Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Hair & Make-up: Nadia Stacey
Production Design: Fiona Crombie
Sound: Johnnie Burn
Screenplay: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
Supporting Actress: Emma Stone
Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz
Lead Actress: Olivia Colman
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Best British Independent Film