'The Favourite' rules BAFTAs with most wins, 'Roma' takes top prize

Angelo Anderson
February 11, 2019

The Favourite, in which royal courtiers Weisz and Emma Stone compete for the affections of Colman's Queen Anne, picked up seven Baftas including best British film, as well as accolades for its writing and design. 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.

"Reverting back to a world of separation and isolation is not a solution to anything", Cuaron added.

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron poses with his awards for Best Film and Best Director for Roma.

"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.

"The thing I really want to do is, Emma and Rachel (must keep this together) not just for your performances but for what you did after the cameras stopped rolling".

Colman, who portrays the monarch as frail and tempestuous, won the Leading Actress category, a victory that had been expected by many.

Addressing the other winners from The Favourite, Olivia continued: "We are having an fantastic night aren't we?" We are going to get so pissed later. "As far as I'm concered, all three of us are the same and should be the lead. It's got my name on it but we can scratch on some other ones".

Meanwhile, Rami Malek won the Leading Actor prize for his role playing late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer did not attend the BAFTA Awards and was similarly absent from leading actor victor Rami Malek's speech.

Picking up her BAFTA, Rachel Weisz paid tribute to her co-stars, saying she had "the greatest luck in that I played opposite two of the most glorious women" while Olivia Colman said in her acceptance speech that her fellow actresses in the film had been the "best and classiest and coolest honour guard any woman could ever have" before adding "as far as I'm concerned, all three of us are the same....this is for all three of us". Presenters also included Prince William, who has served as president of BAFTA since 2010. 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".

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