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BAFTAs Honor Sound and Music

By Steve Harvey. Some increasingly familiar films nabbed trophies on Sunday night.

London, UK (February 12, 2019)—In a televised ceremony from London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, February 10, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born took top honors at the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA Film Awards in the sound and music categories, respectively.

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In the best sound category, Bohemian Rhapsody triumphed over competition from First Man, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, A Star Is Born and A Quiet Place. The award recognized John Casali (re-recording mixer), Tim Cavagin (re-recording mixer), Nina Hartstone (supervising dialogue and ADR editor), Paul Massey (re-recording mixer) and John Warhurst (supervising music and sound editor) for their work on the biopic of British rock band Queen.

Rami Malek also won the BAFTA for leading actor for his portrayal of Queen front man Freddie Mercury.

In the original music category, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Lukas Nelson won for A Star Is Born. The film, Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, beat out BlackkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, Isle of Dogs and Mary Poppins Returns.

In a tweet from Los Angeles, Lady Gaga wrote, “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”

The favorite going into the BAFTA ceremony, The Favourite, turned seven of its 12 nominations into wins, including Olivia Coleman for leading actress and Rachel Weisz for supporting actress. Roma came away with four major BAFTAs, for best film, best film not in the English language, best director, for Alfonso Cuarón, and cinematography.