The Favourite. Queen Anne (Olivia Colman).

The Favourite

2019 British comedy film about Queen Anne. Stars Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult, James Smith and others.

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Meet The Favourite's Bafta-winning working mums

One of the most touching moments at this year's Baftas was when Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton accepted the award for best production design for The Favourite.

Annabel Rackham, BBC, 16th February 2019

Why The Favourite should win the best picture Oscar

Yorgos Lanthimos upends expectations of a polite period drama with a wild, raucous, dark comedy filled with perversity, pettiness and pet rabbits.

Benjamin Lee, The Guardian, 15th February 2019

The Favourite wins seven BAFTAs but Roma wins Best Film

The period comedy did win the most awards on the night, winning seven awards including "Outstanding British Film", "Original Screenplay", "Leading Actress" for Olivia Colman and "Supporting Actress" for Rachel Weisz.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 10th February 2019

Will Queen Anne's reputation ever recover?

The Favourite is tipped to win Olivia Colman an Oscar - but will Queen Anne's reputation ever recover from being 'outed' as sexually obsessed with two warring ladies-in-waiting?

David Leafe, Daily Mail, 10th February 2019

Manga creator draws The Favourite film art

Manga creator Mitsukazu Mihara drew an art piece inspired by the Oscar-nominated film The Favourite.

Lynzee Loveridge, Anime News Network, 4th February 2019

Emma Stone 'begged' Lanthimos for role in The Favourite

Emma Stone revealed that Yorgos Lanthimos "never considered" meeting an American actress for a role in The Favourite but she "begged" him for a part.

Female First, 4th February 2019

The Favourite & the radical remake of the period drama

The once stuffy genre has been given a reboot, with emotional truth as important as historical fidelity.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 2nd February 2019

Offbeat tone adds intrigue to dark comedy The Favourite

Opening to 17 rabbits followed by impassioned duck racing makes it very evident that this is not your typical cup of tea. The Favourite cleverly uses its time period to make a dark comedy that is as engaging as it is bizarrely fantastic.

Quinn Deitrick, Sun-Gazette, 30th January 2019

The Favourite filmed UK stately homes

The Favourite is nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards and for Best Film and Best British Film at the BAFTAs. We look at the movie's historic UK locations.

The Knowledge, 29th January 2019

The Favourite sex warning sparks outrage among fans

The Favourite is dominating the glittering awards season as it has swept nominations across the board for the Oscars and the BAFTAs after winning a Golden Globe.

Yet the 15-rated film starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz has left fans seething because of the BBFC warning for 'strong sex'. Social media was awash with complaints about the so-called 'misleading' warning as they insisted it was only given the caution because it depicts lesbian romps.

Lily Waddell, Daily Mail, 29th January 2019