Olivia Colman and 'The Favourite' rule at the BAFTAs

How to Watch the 2019 BAFTA Awards and Red Carpet

How to Watch the 2019 BAFTA Awards and Red Carpet

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.

But British television viewers have shared their shock after Bafta host Joanna Lumley made a joke about the Ku Klux Klan during her opening monologue.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 10, 2019.

"Roma" is also nominated for best picture at the Oscars later this month, which has propelled Netflix into the Hollywood club of elite filmmakers despite fears that its streaming business model could undermine the industry.

The drama took the top prize of Best Film, as well as the honors for Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography. "Reverting back to a world of separation and isolation is not a solution to anything", Cuaron added, at a time when US President Donald Trump is demanding a wall be built on the American border with Mexico.

Weisz won out against co-star Emma Stone who was nominated in the same category.

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

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Addressing the other winners from The Favourite, Olivia continued: "We are having an fantastic night aren't we?"

Ahead of the ceremony, a fan waiting for BAFTA stars along the red carpet got The Favourite's Colman and Weisz, who play lesbian lovers, to say "gay rights" on camera.

"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 scratch on some other ones".

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

Rami Malek's portrayal of the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury - a victim of the AIDS epidemic in the days when homosexuality was taboo in rock-and-roll - earned him the best actor award, however.

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

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