Lesbian period drama The Favourite dominates BAFTAs

Tabitha Dunn
February 12, 2019

Colman thanked her co-stars Weisz and Emma Stone while accepting the award at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sunday evening, United Kingdom time.

Costume romp The Favourite was the biggest victor at the BAFTAs on Sunday, taking seven awards, but Netflix's black and white film Roma picked up the Best Film prize, as well as Director, at Britain's top movie honors.

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.

THE Favourite was the big victor at Baftas 2019 with seven gongs, as Olivia Colman scooped the Best Actress award.

Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson and Bradley Cooper were recognised in the Original Music category for A Star Is Born soundtrack.

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 film also won the Sound prize.

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

USA 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.

"Free Solo" - a film about the first person to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without ropes - won the award for best documentary. Cooper also scored one of this year's best director nominations alongside Alfonso Cuaron for "Roma", Lanthimos for "The Favourite", Spike Lee for "BlacKkKlansman" and Paweł Pawlikowski for "Cold War".

Last year´s ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall saw Hollywood stars paint the red carpet black in solidarity with the #MeToo movement.

"If they do good movies, they should be recognized.I'm very happy that they're embracing diversity.in a time in which the theatrical experience had become so gentrified", Cuaron said on the red carpet about Netflix.

Rami Malek was named Best Actor for his performance in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and Mahershala Ali won the statuette for his work in the USA civil rights-era road movie Green Book.

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