The Favorite definitely lived as much as its identify on the BAFTAs, cleansing up with seven awards – nevertheless it was additionally a triumphant evening for Roma, which took residence two of the largest gongs of the evening.
British star Olivia Colman, who performs Queen Anne at nighttime comedy, was a preferred winner within the main actress class, whereas her co-star Rachel Weisz took residence the very best supporting actress prize.
Nevertheless it was Netflix’s Roma which picked up the prizes for greatest movie and greatest director, profitable 4 in complete.
The opposite massive award of the evening, for main actor, went to Rami Malek for his starring position as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, whereas Mahershala Ali was named greatest supporting actor for Inexperienced E book.
Accepting her award, a nervous Colman – who additionally picked up a Golden Globe final month – apologised for shaking, earlier than saying: “We’re having an incredible evening, aren’t we? We’re going to get so pissed later.”
She additionally paid tribute to her co-stars, Weisz and Emma Stone – who was additionally up for greatest supporting actress – describing them because the “coolest and classiest” ladies to work with.
“So far as I am involved all three of us are the identical and must be the leads and it is bizarre we will not try this,” she stated.
“That is for all three of us. It is received my identify on it however we are able to scratch on another ones.”
Earlier on within the evening, supporting actress winner Weisz advised Sky Information that Colman was a “goddess” and deserved all of her success.
The Favorite was additionally named excellent British movie, in addition to profitable awards for its costume, make-up and hair, authentic screenplay and manufacturing.
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white movie about his childhood in Mexico Metropolis, was the opposite massive winner, additionally taking residence the gongs for greatest international movie and cinematography.
Throughout one among his speeches, for greatest director, Cuaron stated he was “touched this movie has been acquired the best way it has been”.
Finest actor winner Malek had many individuals to thank when accepting his award, not least Freddie Mercury – “the best outsider of all of them”.
“Thanks to BAFTA for this attractive reward,” he stated.
“It is fairly troublesome coming into your world on this position as an outsider. You Brits do it so nicely and it is not misplaced on me how sacred your musical heritage is.
“Thanks, thanks, thanks for together with me.”
He added: “Thanks so very a lot to Queen, all the Queen household, I would not be right here with out you.
“And to the best outsider of all of them, for being so unwavering and unflinching and uncompromising in each which manner, thanks Freddie Mercury once more.”
Whereas A Star Is Born missed out on the appearing awards, it did win for its authentic music.
Director, star and composer Bradley Cooper thanked his co-star Girl Gaga and the opposite musicians he labored with, saying the movie’s music was its “heartbeat”.
Black Panther star Letitia Wright was named the winner of the EE Rising Star award, the one BAFTA voted for by the general public.
Accepting the prize, she stated: “Just a few years in the past I noticed myself in a deep state of despair and I needed to stop appearing.
“The one factor that just about pulled me out of that was God, my perception, my religion and my household and an e mail from BAFTA saying they needed me to be part of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits and I used to be like ‘let me attempt once more’.”