Emma Stone revels in the triumph of "Poor Things" at the Bafta Awards
Emma Stone revels in the triumph of "Poor Things" at the Bafta Awards

The adaptation of a cherished Scottish novel received accolades galore at the prestigious Bafta Awards, clinching several top honors.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos’s rendition of “Poor Things,” which stirred controversy in Scotland due to its departure from the novel’s Glasgow setting, emerged victorious in five categories during Sunday night’s Baftas.

Emma Stone, portraying Bella Baxter, clinched the Leading Actress award, surpassing Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Barbie in the summer blockbuster.

For Emma Stone, the win held profound significance, as “Poor Things” marked her debut as both a producer and an actress in a film.

Expressing her sentiments, the 35-year-old remarked, “You invest a piece of your heart and soul into the making of a film. Many endure prolonged separations from their families, forging deep bonds with their fellow cast and crew members.”

She added, “The exhilaration of witnessing the film being embraced, appreciated, and loved by audiences is immensely gratifying. You’re uncertain whether it will strike a chord with viewers the way it resonated with you. Moreover, being involved as a producer on this project amplifies the meaning of this win for me. It’s an incredible feeling to contribute both in front of and behind the camera.”

Emma Stone emphasized the role of awards in drawing audiences to theaters and generating increased attention for films, acknowledging the overlooked talents deserving of recognition.

Emma Stone at BAFTA film awards 2024
Emma Stone at BAFTA film awards 2024

Poor Things Reigns Supreme: Emma Stone’s Triumph at the Bafta Awards

In addition to the leading actress award, “Poor Things” secured wins for production design, make-up and hair, costume design, and special visual effects, making it the second most honored film of the night, trailing only Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer.”

Cillian Murphy‘s portrayal of the titular character earned him the leading actor award, while Robert Downey Jr. took home the prize for best-supporting actor.

Nolan received the award for best director, with Da’Vine Joy Randolph clinching the best supporting actress Bafta for her role in “The Holdovers.”

Oppenheimer” was crowned best film, marking a triumphant evening for Nolan and what Murphy affectionately referred to as his “Oppenhomies.”

In total, “Oppenheimer” garnered seven wins, closely followed by “Poor Things” with five.

Earlier in the evening, veteran filmmaker Ken Loach and his longtime screenwriter Paul Laverty used the red carpet as a platform to advocate for a ceasefire in Gaza.

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