BAFTAs 2019: the red carpet

Angelo Anderson
February 11, 2019

Olivia Colman triumphed at the Baftas on Sunday night, as she took home the award for leading actress at the British film ceremony.

Rachel Weisz had earlier picked up the prize for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the Duchess Of Malborough, while it also scooped the award for Outstanding British Film.

Coleman, who stars as Britain's Queen Anne in the film, seemed ecstatic about her friend's prize as she gave her a peck on the cheek and congratulated her.

Actress Olivia Colman, who played Queen Anne in the Oscar-nominated film, won best actress while co-star Rachel Weisz snagged best supporting actress. Leading this year's nominations is Yorgo Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with 12 nods, followed by popular films "A Star Is Born", "BlackKklansman" and "Green Book".

"We're having an wonderful 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.

"This is for all three of us". It's got my name on it but we can scratch in some other names,"she said".

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.

The film also received accolades for its costume design, production design, make-up and hair, as well as for its original screenplay.

Rami Malek took the Leading Actor prize for his portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody", adding to his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award wins for the role.

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

She continued: "I want to encourage young people, actually you can be any age actually, I want to encourage you... anyone who has lost their light, I want to encourage you". God made you and you are important...

A Star is Born won the prize for best original music, accepted by the film's writer, director and star, Bradley Cooper.

He thanked his co-star and fellow composer Lady Gaga and the other musicians who helped with the film soundtrack before saying: "Most of all I have to thank Irina (Shayk, his partner) for putting up with me for all the music I was trying to make in our basement for a year".

Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker was awarded a fellowship for her decades of work with directors, most especially Martin Scorcese. Best British short film was "73 Cows", while Vice won the best editing.

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