The 72th ceremony of the British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) in the Royal Albert Hall yesterday revealed its winners. And the great winner of this night is the video platform Netflix with the movie “Roma” by Alfonso Cuaron.
Finally! A Netflix Production movie won a prize in a ceremony of cinema. Under Alfonso Cuaron’s direction “Roma” received two of the most prestigious BAFTAs: the greatest movie and the best film director before the Oscars. Netflix can dream a little more of a reward in the American ceremony.
BAFTA’s best male actor is Rami Malek for his interpretation of Freddy Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, already rewarded by a Golden Globe for this role. In the female category, it’s Olivia Colman who won the BAFTA for best female actor for her performance in “The Favourite”.
“A star is born” by Bradley Cooper and “BlackkKansman” by Spike Lee just won the best original music for the first and the greatest original script for the second. A big disillusion for the American blockbusters, nominateded in the best movie category.
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With a royal budget, the new series The Crown on Netflix is an event which relates the secrets of Elizabeth’s II reign broadcast online this Friday.
The series intends to trace the destiny of the Queen Elizabeth II and the last 70 years of the residents of Buckingham Palace. An ambitious production with an excessive budget (110 million euros for the first 10 episodes), which is the most expensive series ever that promises to expose the secret face of the Windsor’s family members. Two other seasons are already ordered.
The director Peter Morgan explains that all the details with the costumes and the actors’ performances has to be perfect for the viewers: “We tried to do the most authentic as possible”. Interviewed at the moment of the show’s promotion, the director revealed that the royal family was anxious about the show: “I think they are in the same time nervous and curious”.
Something tells us that Kate Middleton will be watching this…
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