'The Favourite' Dominates British Independent Film Awards in Craft Categories

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The Oscar-tipped film picked up five awards ahead of the main BIFA ceremony.

Yorgos Lanthimos' Oscar-tipped The Favourite has already landed its first batch of awards. 

The period drama — starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone — dominated in the craft categories of the British Independent Film Awards, picking up five honors. 

More than two weeks before the full BIFA ceremony, The Favourite took the best casting honor for Dixie Chassay, the best cinematography award for Robbie Ryan, best costume design for Sandy Powell, best makeup and hair design for Nadia Stacey and best production design for Fiona Crombie. 

Elsewhere, Lynne Ramsay's thriller You Were Never Really Here picked up the best music honor for Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and best sound for Paul Davies. 

Meanwhile, American Animals won best editing for Nick Fenton, Julian Hart and Chris Gill, and stop-motion animated feature Early Man won best effects for Howard Jones. 

The rest of the winners will be announced on Dec. 2.