BAFTAs 2019: the red carpet

Lawrence Kim
February 11, 2019

The black-and-white movie about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico won Best Film as well as Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron. Malek, who called his win "truly extraordinary", did express his gratitude to Dexter Fletcher, who stepped in for Singer but is not a credited director on the film.

Olivia Colman holds the award for leading actress for her performance in The Favourite.

Lesbian comedy drama The Favourite brought home the highest number of prizes at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards on Sunday (February 10).

"I'm surprised it did so well at the Klan Film Festival".

"I am seriously touched this film has been received the way it has been received", the 57-year-old filmmaker said while receiving his BAFTA for best director.

In America, viewers will still be able to watch the ceremony at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America as well as the red carpet, which is being broadcast live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at 9 a.m. PT.

"Roma" is also nominated for best picture at the Oscars later this month, which has propelled Netflix into the Hollywood club of elite filmmakers despite fears that its streaming business model could undermine the industry.

"We're having an unbelievable night aren't we", Colman told her fellow "The Favourite" nominees as she picked up the award. "We're going to get so (drunk) later", Colman told her fellow The Favourite nominees as she picked up the award to loud cheers.

Rachel Weisz, who played Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, in the film was named Best Supporting Actress, pipping her co-star Emma Stone who was nominated for her portrayal of Abigail Masham in the movie.

Colman then briefly lost her point but then added: "This isn't for the lead it's for A lead and as far as I'm concerned all three of us are the same and should be the lead and it's weird that we can't do that. It's got my name on it but we can scratch on some other ones".

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

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

Mahershala Ali took the Supporting Actor prize for his role in Green Book, set in the segregated U.S. South in the early 1960s.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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