Published: Mon, February 11, 2019

BAFTAs 2019: the red carpet

BAFTAs 2019: the red carpet

Olivia Colman was queen of the Baftas as The Favourite scored seven prizes at the glittering ceremony.

Cuaron thanked Netflix for getting behind the film, which is in Spanish and has garnered 10 Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture, a major recognition for the streaming service.

U.S. actor Rami Malek poses with the award for a Leading Actor for his work on the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the BAFTA at the Royal Albert Hall in London, February 10, 2019.

"We're having an wonderful night aren't we". But last night director Yorgos Lanthimos wanted to celebrate a home-grown victory.

Colman - who rose to fame playing Sophie Chapman in Peep Show - paid tribute to her "classiest and coolest" fellow co-stars in the film, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, and said in her eyes, the award was for all three of them as leads, and that she would "scratch in" their names on the Bafta statuette too.

"To see a film about an indigenous domestic worker embraced this way in an age when fear and anger propose to divide us means the world to me", Cuaron said as he accepted the Best Film prize. We're going to get so pissed later.

"I just hope that this opens up the game".

The ladies are both nominated for their work in the movie The Favourite, which has already won the award for Outstanding British Film.

"As far as I'm concerned, all three of us are the same and should be the lead".

Nominated in the leading actor category are Christian Bale for "Vice", Steve Coogan for "Stan & Ollie", Rami Malek for "Bohemian Rhapsody", Viggo Mortensen for "Green Book" and Bradley Cooper for "A Star Is Born".

Roma, Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white film about his childhood in Mexico City, was named best film and best film not in the English language, while he was also named best director and cinematographer.

In his acceptance speech, Malek thanked the late Queen's frontman as "the greatest outsider of them all".

Cooper picked up the Original Music prize for "A Star Is Born", while Adapted Screenplay went to Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman".

He thanked his co-star and fellow composer Lady Gaga and the other musicians who helped with the film soundtrack before saying: "Most of all I have to thank Irina (Shayk, his partner) for putting up with me for all the music I was trying to make in our basement for a year". Best British short film was "73 Cows", while Vice won the best editing. The Duke of Cambridge as President of BAFTA presented the Fellowship of the Academy, its most prestigious honour, to film editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

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