BAFTAs 2019: The Favourite, Roma win big

12 February, 2019, 16:26 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • How to Watch the 2019 BAFTA Awards and Red Carpet

There was a standing ovation for the star as she came on stage to pick up her award from Gary Oldman.

Colman and Weisz won the awards for best actress and best supporting actress respectively for their film "The Favourite" and each celebrated by dedicating their awards to one another, as well as their co-star Emma Stone.

"The Favourite", which tells the story of rivalries at the court of Queen Anne, scooped a total of seven awards at the ceremony including Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Make Up and Hair and Production Design.

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

Director Alfonso Cuaron poses for photographers backstage with his Best Film and Best Director award for his film Roma at the BAFTA awards in London.

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.

Alfonso Cuaron's semi-autobiographical film, about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico, has won a string of prizes this awards season, further cementing its path to potential Oscar success.

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Weisz and Stone are also in the running for Oscars in a proud year for the British film industry.

The British starlet, who is married to James Bond actor Daniel Craig, was happy to talk about the smooch after picking up the EE BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Favourite.

"We're having an fantastic night". Colman said. "We're going to get so pissed (drunk) later".

"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 scatch some other names on".

Rami Malek took the Leading Actor prize for his portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", adding to his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award wins for the role. He paid tribute to his co-star, Lady Gaga, who was attending the Grammys in LA, which were taking place on the same night.

A Star Is Born won for its original music, with the film's writer, director, star and composer Bradley Cooper collecting the prize.

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