The Favourite

Year: 2018
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss, Joe Alwyn
Genre: biography, history
Runtime: 120 min.
Age: 18+

Women's power game; the author of The Lobster is immersed in the history of England

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. 

Awards & Festivals:

Academy Award – Best Actress in a Leading Role
Venice Film Festival – Grand Special Jury Prize, Volpi Cup Best Actress
Golden Globe – Best Performance in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
BAFTA Award – Outstanding British Film of the Year, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz), Best Original Screenplay, Best Make Up/Hair, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design
Critics' Choice Award – Best Acting Ensemble, Best Actress in a Comedy
Camerimage Festival – Audience Award 
Palm Springs International Film Festival – Actress (Desert Palm Achievement Award)
Phoenix Critics Circle Award – Best Picture, Best Screenplay
Gijón International Film Festival – Best Actress 
British Independent Film Award – Best Casting, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Make Up & Hair Design, Best Production Design
Gotham Award – Best Ensemble Performance (Special Gotham Jury Award)
Satellite Award – Best Ensemble (Special Achievement Award), Best Motion Picture, Best Costume Design
Hollywood Film Award – Supporting Actress of the Year, Costume Designer of the Year
Film Independent Spirit Award nomination – Best International Film
Cork International Film Festival – participation
Camerimage Festival –  Audience Award