“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” scores big at BAFTAs; Gary Oldman hailed again for “Darkest Hour”

Photo by Merrick Morton. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved(LONDON) — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri bagged five trophies at Sunday’s 71st British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTAs.

In addition to best film and best British film nods, the film’s stars, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, won best actress and best supporting actor, respectively, while Martin McDonagh won for best original screenplay. 

The Shape of Water took home three awards, including best director honors for Guillermo Del Toro. 

As the Oscar spotlight begins to focus on him following a string of wins for his performance, Gary Oldman nabbed another: best actor for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

The awards, sometimes referred to as the “British Oscars,” also hailed Allison Janney in the best supporting actress for her role in I, Tonya.

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