'The Favorite' Makes History at 2018 British Independent Film Awards With 10 Wins
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The Olivia Colman-starring comedy drama lands Best British Independent Film among other honors, while 'Roma' takes home Best International Independent Film accolade.

AceShowbiz - Director Yorgos Lanthimos' acclaimed new film "The Favourite" shattered records at the British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday night, December 02, picking up 10 honours.

The comedy drama, starring Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, and Emma Stone, picked up Best British Independent Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, while Colman extended her record as a BIFA winner, landing the Best Actress award for her role as Queen Anne in the movie. The Brit has now won four trophies - one for every nomination.

She opened an emotional acceptance speech by swearing and then stating she was lost for words as she had not prepared remarks. After collecting herself and thanking her co-stars, director and her family, she placed a 'Well Done' sticker on her chest.

Olivia returned to the stage at London's Old Billingsgate venue to collect her absent co-star Weisz's Best Supporting Actress award.

"The Favourite" also picked up five craft awards last month, bringing its total to 10.

There were also big BIFA wins for "Peaky Blinders" star Joe Cole, who scored the Best Actor trophy for his portrayal of a boxer in "A Prayer Before Dawn", while Alessandro Nivola was named Best Supporting Actor for his part in "Disobedience", opposite Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Meanwhile, Dame Judi Dench was presented with the 2018 Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film.

The full list of winners is:

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