The BAFTA Awards are a major event in the British film industry, with a major film festival in the UK and a slew of film festivals across Europe.
With the first BAFTA awards in 2019 scheduled for late June, we thought it would be a great time to reflect on the best films from 2019 so far and how they fit into our thinking about film and technology in the 21st century.
So far, we’ve seen the likes of Black Swan, Inception, and The Revenant all garner major awards.
What do we think are the best of 2019 sofar?
A strong showing at the Oscars and a strong showing in the BAFTA nominations shows that there is still plenty of room for cinema in 2019.
The Reaver (Lionsgate) BAFTA nomination, for example, has been a hit for Lionsgate with the film taking home nine Academy Awards including best picture and best original screenplay.
The Academy is currently holding its Golden Globes ceremony in June and it’s expected that the Oscar nominations will be announced on Thursday.
This year’s winner, Reaver, will receive an award from the Academy and will be able to compete for the BAFTAs trophy.
Reaver’s strong showing has seen Lionsgate continue to expand the scope of its distribution reach in the US.
It has made the leap from the Cannes Film Festival to the Sundance Film Festival, which means that the film will be distributed worldwide and is expected to make around $100 million.
The other BAFTA nominees are The Master, The Neon Demon, The Pusher, and the latest entry, A Royal Affair.
The Neon Demons first Academy Award nomination, won for best original feature, was followed by the winner for best director for The Neon Demons, Emmanuel Lubezki.
The Pushing premiered in January 2018, winning the Best Film Oscar and was followed in March 2018 by the BFA nomination for Best Actor.
The Master is the story of an alcoholic drug dealer who finds himself in a world where he’s the most powerful man in the world.
He must stop a terrorist group from using his name to launch a massive drug trade and to save his family.
It is a tale of a family man fighting to save a world that doesn’t understand him.
The second BAFTA nominee, The Master was given the prize for best adapted screenplay for The Pushed, a film that follows the life of a drug dealer as he tries to get his life back together after his family is murdered.
The story was written by Damien Chazelle, who also wrote the script for Black Swan.
It won the BFI’s best film Oscar and it is also a huge hit internationally.
The BAFTA has a number of categories in which the best film is also up for the vote.
The Oscar nominations are a big deal in the film world and the BSFB is hoping to see more of this in 2019 with an expanded slate of films.
BAFTA will be holding its awards ceremony in London in early June, but it’s hoped that the BDF will also announce the 2019 nominations in the coming weeks.
For more on the BFTAs, see our list of the best documentaries in 2019 and our list to the best animated films.