Champagne Taittinger and Villa Maria wines from New Zealand, proud partners to BAFTA, were on hand last night to toast film excellence at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2019. Joanna Lumley sparkled as host of the ceremony, which was held at The Royal Albert Hall.
The Favourite took seven Awards – amongst them it was named Outstanding British Film, with Olivia Colman receiving the BAFTA for Leading Actress and Rachel Weisz taking Supporting Actress.
Roma won four Awards: Best Film, Director, Cinematography and Film Not in the English Language. Alfonso Cuarón won in each of these categories.
Rami Malik won Leading Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody; the film also won the Award for Sound. Supporting Actor went to Mahershala Ali for his performance in Green Book.
Champagne Taittinger and the Taittinger family are keen supporters of film and the arts, and the house has supported BAFTA for the past 17 years.
Special BAFTA labelled Magnums and 75cl bottles of Champagne Taittinger Brut Réserve were produced for the Awards and a bottle was also included in the Nominee gift bags. Taittinger is one of the few premium Champagne houses to remain owned and actively managed by the named family.
An icon of the New Zealand wine industry and New Zealand’s most awarded winery for 40 years, Villa Maria has been the official Wine Partner to the Academy for 11 years. Guests at the glitzy awards dinner enjoyed the classic Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Grigio and the delicious Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon.
For the full list of winners visit: www.bafta.org