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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Winners' Acceptance Speech, Outstanding British Film, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2018

18 February 2018

Winners' acceptance speech by Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, in the Outstanding British Film category.

MARTIN MCDONAGH: I'm so I'm not allowed to make a speech for this one.

GRAHAM BROADBENT: Good evening. Thank you to BAFTA. Our film has played worldwide, which has been great, but it's lovely to be recognised at home. So thank you for that. We salute the fellow nominees because those films are great that we just watched up there. We finished this film about a year ago. It's the story of a woman taking on the establishment and status quo. It seems more timely now than we ever could have imagined then. In the last months, the Time's Up movement has started in the US and now here the UK. Tectonic shifts are taking place. It turns out that meaningful change can happen very quickly, if we put our minds to it.  That's good, not just for the film industry, but for everyone.

Some quick thank yous from Pete, Martin and myself:

To our financiers, Film4, part of Channel 4, who support strong, interesting filmmakers. 

Fox Searchlight, similarly in the US, doing that. Thank you for your support of our vision. We have a wonderful crew in the US and in the UK. The film is a collaboration, as we know, of many people, and their brilliant ideas are on the screen with Martin's. 

Thank you to our cast, to Frances, to Sam, to Clark. Woody Harrelson couldn't be here tonight. But perfect. Perfect experience. Thank you to Martin. He's a brilliant and unique talent, and a great friend to all of us. Thank you, Martin.