Lady Gaga says that A Star Is Born‘s win at the EE British Academy Film Awards “means the world” to her
The movie – which features original songs including Shallow and I’ll Never Love Again – took home the Original Music prize at the ceremony in London on Sunday night and, whilst Lady Gaga was not there to accept the prize in person, she took to social media to share her excitement at the win.
She wrote on Twitter: “I can’t believe we just won Best Original Music @BAFTA’s. I wish so much I was there but am at the Grammy’s so show them our love as well.
“We made a film about music. This means the world to me. Thank u to all our fans we love u so much, we wouldn’t be here without u #BAFTAs (sic).”
I can’t believe we just won Best Original Music @BAFTA ‘s . I wish so much I was there but am at the Grammy’s to show them our love as well. We made a film about music. This means the world to me. Thank u to all our fans we love u so much, we wouldn’t be here without u #BAFTAs pic.twitter.com/nD8QZgwySB
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 10, 2019
In his acceptance speech, the film’s director and star Bradley Cooper – who was in attendance with his partner Irina Shayk – thanked Gaga for helping him to “fulfil a dream”.
He told the audience: “I got to fulfil a dream I never thought would happen. I share this with Lady Gaga tonight, the music was the heartbeat of this film. I also need to thank Irina for putting up with me while I was trying to make music in our basement for a year.”
Meanwhile The Favourite was the big winner at the EE British Academy Film Awards
The 18th century drama – which stars Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz – took home seven awards at the ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night including Outstanding British Film as well as awards for Olivia for Leading Actress and
Rachel for Supporting Actress.
Collecting the gong, the film’s director Yorgos Lanthimos said: “Thank you so much, thank you BAFTA, it’s a great honour… This film took 20 years to make – I contributed to the last 10.”
He also went on to thank Emma, Olivia and Rachel, adding: “Of course the three leading ladies that I couldn’t be more proud of.”
The film also picked up wins in the Original Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair categories.
And accepting her Supporting Actress prize, Rachel says that she felt as though she had the “greatest luck” starring in the movie.
She shared: “I had the greatest luck in that I played opposite two of the most glorious women. Olivia Colman and Emma Stone, didn’t we have an extraordinary time? Yorgos, your creativity is breathtaking.”
It was also a good night for Roma, which won a total of four awards in the coveted Best Film category as well as Cinematography and Film
Not in the English Language. There was also a win for Alfonso Cuarón as Best Director.
Collecting the Best Film prize, Alfonso said: “This time I’m going to read because, as you can tell, I blanked and can’t think what to say. I just want to thank Participant Media and Netflix for their faith and courage and I share this award with my amazing cast and crew.”
Elsewhere, Rami Malek was named Best Leading Actor for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, whilst the film also picked up Best Sound. Mahershala Ali’s performance in Green Book earned him the Best Supporting Actor gong whilst A Star is Born triumphed in
the Best Original Music category.
The full list of winners at the EE British Academy Film Awards are as follows:
Best Film – Roma
Outstanding British Film – The Favourite
Director – Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Leading Actor – Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Leading Actress – Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Supporting Actress – Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
EE Rising Star – Letitia Wright
Original Screenplay – The Favourite
Adapted Screenplay – BlacKkKlansman
Original Music – A Star is Born
Cinematography – Roma
Film Not in the English Language – Roma
Editing – Vice
Production Design – The Favourite
Sound – Bohemian Rhapsody
Special Visual Effects – Black Panther
Costume Design – The Favourite
Make Up & Hair – The Favourite
Animated Film – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
British Short Animation – Roughhouse
British Short Film – 73 Cows
Documentary – Free Solo
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema – Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer – Michael
Pearce & Lauren Dark, Beast
BAFTA Fellowship – Thelma Schoonmaker
Author: BANG Showbiz