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BAFTA 2018 Winners

We take a look at this years BAFTA winning films

By Will Brook-Jones 20-Feb-2018

With the BAFTAs now over for another year, we would like to take a moment to recognise the incredibly talented composers and music supervisors who were responsible for crafting the soundtracks for a variety of exceptional films from the past year.


Best Original Music was an extremely tight category once again this year, with composer Alexandre Desplat’s work on Best Director Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water coming out on top. The other nominees included Blade Runner 2049 (music by Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch, music supervision by Deva Anderson), Darkest Hour (music by Dario Marianelli, music supervision by Maggie Rodford), Phantom Thread (music by Jonny Greenwood, music supervision by Linda Cohen) and Dunkirk (music by Hans Zimmer).

Both Outstanding British Film and Best Film were secured by the beautiful Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - with Karen Elliott acting as music supervisor and Carter Burwell providing the score. Stern competition was provided across both categories by the likes of Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Paddington 2, Lady Macbeth God’s Own Country and The Death of Stalin.

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver picked up the award for Best Editing - a film with arguably one of the finest curated soundtracks ever heard in cinema, courtesy of Edgar and music supervisor Kirsten Lane. Best Animated Film went to Coco, with music created by a variety of composers including Michael Giacchino, Germaine Franco and Camilo Lara. Best Documentary was picked up by the powerful I Am Not Your Negro, with music composed by Alexei Aigui, while Iain Cooke was music supervisor on Best British Short Film Cowboy Dave.

Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees for this years BAFTAs! To see the list of winners in full click here.