Baftas 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, The Favourite triumph
11 February 2019, 08:56
The Favourite was the big winner at the 2019 Baftas last night (February 10), winning seven awards in total.
Olivia Colman won Best Actress for the period drama, while Rachel Weisz won Best Supporting Actress.
Mexican drama Roma won the prestigious Best Film prize, making it a new favourite to do the same at the Oscars.
Rami Malek won Best Actor for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, which also won the award for Best Sound.
The actor said: "You Brits do music well, it's not lost on me how sacred your musical heritage is. Thank you to the greatest outsider of them all, Freddie Mercury."
A Star is Born won for Best Original Music, with Bradley Cooper on hand to accept the award.
Lady Gaga, who starred opposite Cooper, did not attend as the ceremony clashed with the Grammys in the US. However, she revealed on Twitter how proud she was to win:
I can’t believe we just won Best Original Music @BAFTA ‘s . I wish so much I was there but am at the Grammy’s to show them our love as well. We made a film about music. This means the world to me. Thank u to all our fans we love u so much, we wouldn’t be here without u #BAFTAs pic.twitter.com/nD8QZgwySB— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 10, 2019
Many of the night's big prizes were split among several films, with Mahershala Ali winning Best Supporting Actor for Green Book.
Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman won Best Adapted Screenplay, while Letitia Wright won the Bafta Rising Star Award.