The Favourite made in Hatfield nominated for 10 Oscars

PUBLISHED: 14:36 22 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:55 28 January 2019

'You look like a badger!' Olivia Colman as Queen Anne and Rachel Weisz as Lady Sarah in the film The Favourite. Picture: Atsushi Nishijima / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

'You look like a badger!' Olivia Colman as Queen Anne and Rachel Weisz as Lady Sarah in the film The Favourite. Picture: Atsushi Nishijima / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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Movie The Favourite, which was largely filmed in Hatfield, has secured a stack of Oscar nominations.

Emma Stone and director Yorgos Lanthimos on the set of Fox Searchlight Pictures' The Favourite, which was filmed at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Picture: Fox Searchlight.Emma Stone and director Yorgos Lanthimos on the set of Fox Searchlight Pictures' The Favourite, which was filmed at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Picture: Fox Searchlight.

Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark period comedy drama was mostly shot on location at Hatfield House in the spring of 2017.

It has now won Oscar nominations for best picture, actress, supporting actress, director and screenplay for the 91st Academy Awards. In total, the film made in Hatfield has 10 Oscar nods.

• READ MORE: Behind the scenes of filming The Favourite in Hatfield

In the Best Picture award, The Favourite is up against A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, superhero movie Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, Roma and Vice.

Having already won at the Golden Globes, Olivia Colman is nominated for an Oscar in the best actress category for her role as Queen Anne.

The Broadchurch and Peep Show star was revealed as one of the nominees at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calinfornia, alongside Roma’s Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy.

Colman’s Favourite co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are also nominated in the supporting actress section.

Rachel Weisz as Lady Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, in the film The Favourite, which was filmed on location at Hatfield House. Picture: by Atsushi Nishijima / 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.Rachel Weisz as Lady Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, in the film The Favourite, which was filmed on location at Hatfield House. Picture: by Atsushi Nishijima / 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Rachel Weisz plays Queen Anne’s favourite, Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough.

• READ MORE: The real story of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough,the Queen and the ‘Dirty Parlour Maid’

The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos, pictured on set by Emma Stone. Picture: Emma Stone. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight.The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos, pictured on set by Emma Stone. Picture: Emma Stone. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight.

La La Land Oscar winner Emma Stone plays ambitious servant Abigail who vies with her cousin Sarah for the Queen’s affections.

Stone and Weisz face competition for the gong from Amy Adams, Marina de Tavira and Regina King.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

Robbie Ryan’s stunning cinematography, which captures Hatfield House and the Hertfordshire stately home’s estate in all its glory, has also been recognised with an Academy Award nomination.

A statement on Hatfield House’s website says: “Approximately 85% of the film was shot at Hatfield House and we are delighted with how stunning Hatfield looks in the multiple scenes.”

The Favourite screenplay by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara is nominated in the original screenplay section.

The movie’s Sandy Powell has won a costume design nomination, and is up against herself in the category for Mary Poppins Returns.

The Favourite is also in the running for a film editing Oscar.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos on the set of The Favourite in the Long Gallery of Hatfield House, with Emma Stone pictured with her head in her hands. Picture: Atsushi Nishijima / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.Director Yorgos Lanthimos on the set of The Favourite in the Long Gallery of Hatfield House, with Emma Stone pictured with her head in her hands. Picture: Atsushi Nishijima / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

It is up against Black Panther, First Man, Mary Poppins Returns and Roma for the production design award.

Rachel Weisz in The Favourite, which was filmed at Hatfield House. Here Rachel's character Lady Sarah Churchill is sitting in the Library at Hatfield House. Picture: courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.Rachel Weisz in The Favourite, which was filmed at Hatfield House. Here Rachel's character Lady Sarah Churchill is sitting in the Library at Hatfield House. Picture: courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.

Filming of The Favourite at Hatfield House with Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman on set of Yorgos Lanthimos's new period drama. Picture courtesy of Twentieth Century FoxFilming of The Favourite at Hatfield House with Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman on set of Yorgos Lanthimos's new period drama. Picture courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

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