BAFTA 2019 – Production Design

Best Feature

British Film

Best Director

Leading Actress

Leading Actor

Supp. Actor

Supp. Actress

Animated Feature

Original Scrn-play

Adapted Scrn-play

Foreign Lang.


Visual Effects

Original Music

Costume Design

Make Up & Hair


Best Sound











  • THE FAVOURITE Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
  • FIRST MAN Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS John Myhre, Gordon Sim
  • ROMA Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enríquez

Our Winner:

  • First Man (Crowley, Lucas) – In any period piece the job of a production designer is to take you back to that time in a way that you never question its authenticity. First Man is a criminally overlooked film in the other other categories, but in its pure visuals and sets it stands apart.

The BAFTA Winner

  • The Favourite

MovieViews Reviews:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 2018 The lead character has tipped over from quirky to annoying, the effects are gratuitous and not particularly interesting and the whole thing felt a bit pointless. I'm not sure the HPEU can be stretched to another 3 of these films. Gordon 5
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 2018 Redmayne is excellent again and there are plenty of crowd-pleasing moments, but the story is pretty depressing and the film is bogged down by having to introduce characters and set up story threads for the sequels that will follow. Mat 6
First Man 2018 A wonderful biopic that is clearly about the man and not the mission. Don't expect lots of glory shots of rockets or planets, just a man and his single minded ambition. Gordon 9
Mary Poppins Returns 2018 Does a remarkable job of feeling like an extension of the original. Blunt is tremendous when singing, but loses her way with the spoken parts. Gordon 7
Roma 2018 The deliberately mundane story of a house maid. I was struggling to see what the critics had seen in the film until a scene that singularly blew me away (waves). It was so wonderfully shot and acted that I fully welled up at the beauty and horror of it. Gordon 7
The Favourite 2018 A quirky period tale of two cousins fighting for the attentions of the Queen. Coleman and Stone are superb and the direction inventive, but the story sags quite heavily before a polarising end. Gordon 8

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