Sure, they were displaying a little “Home Isles” bias, giving Martin McDonaugh’s film five top prizes. But the British Academy of Film and Television honored “Three Billboards” at the expense of the grossly over-rated “Shape of Water” in a big way, letting Guillermo del Toro take home the best directing prize and two others.
McDormand, Rockwell, Best Picture, etc. for “Three Billboards.”
They gave extremely short shrift to Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece, “Dunkirk.” Five years from now, “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards” will still be drawing streaming and TV audiences. “Best Adapted Screenplay” winner James Ivory’s take on “Call Me By Your Name?” The gay audience will still connect with it, at least.
Twenty years from now, “Dunkirk” will still dominate Veterans Day/Memorial Day and “Movies for Guys Who Love Movies” programming.
Janney winning again for “I, Tonya” makes her a foregone Oscar conclusion. Gary Oldman’s “Darkest Hour” win should be as well (but you never know).
I still think Willem Dafoe, overdue for a CAREER award, has a shot at best supporting actor. Rockwell’s great and all, but, I mean come on.