The Favourite

The Favourite
Director
Yorgos Lanthimos
Country
Ireland (Eire), United kingdom, United States
Year
2018
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Cast
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss, Jack Veal, John Locke, Jenny Rainsford, Basil Eidenbenz
Production
Element Pictures, Film4, Scarlet Films, Arcana (US), Waypoint Entertainment (US)

Storyline

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Venice Film Festival 2018
Competition
Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize
Volpi Cup for Best Actress (Olivia Colman)
Film Fest Gent 2018
Official Selection-In Competition
Gijon International Film Festival 2018
Official Section (Opening Film)
AISGE AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS (Olivia Colman)

Golden Globe Awards 2019
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Nomination
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Nomination (Olivia Colman) WINNER
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Nomination (Emma Stone)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Nomination (Rachel Weisz)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nomination (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
BAFTA Awards 2019
12 Nominations:
BAFTA Award for Best Film
BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Olivia Colman)
BAFTA Award for Best Direction (Yorgos Lanthimos)
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Emma Stone)
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachel Weisz)
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography (Robbie Ryan)
BAFTA Award for Best Editing (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
BAFTA Award for Best Production Design (Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton)
BAFTA Award for Costume Design (Sandy Powell)
BAFTA Award for Make up & Hair (Nadia Stacey)

Releases

Spain (18 of January 2019)