BAFTA 2019

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The favourite was the big winner at the 2019 Baftas with seven gongs, with Olivia Colman scooping the best actress award.

Held at London's Royal Albert Hall and hosted by Joanna Lumley, the ceremony celebrates the best in film.  While The Favourite took the most awards on the night, Roma secured the biggest gongs of the night including Best Film and Best Director.

Here's the full list of winners this year...

Best Leading Actress

Olivia Colman - The Favourite. Olivia is riding high at the moment, with her role of Queen Anne in The Favourite particularly garnering her praise and numerous awards already.  She gave a hilarious speech at the Baftas, as she dedicated it to her co-stars Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.
She said: "Making this film was my most favourite time ever. Emma and Rachel, you were the best and classiest and coolest colour guard I could have had.  "This is not for the lead, but A lead. "It’s a shame we can’t all be here, but this is for all of us. It’s got my name on it, but we can scratch in some other names."


Best Leading Actor

Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami has shot to international stardom thanks to his role of Freddie Mercury in this British film. He also won a Best Actor gong at the Golden Globes.
Speaking as he collected the award, he said: "I still cannot believe that I’m included with this group of actors. It’s quite difficult entering your [British] world with this role, as an outsider.
"It’s not lost on me how sacred your musical heritage is.
“Shooting here was honestly one of the best things I’ve done in my life. I got to go from Abbey Road Studios, Air Studios and see all of London and fall in love with it, to the point where I am looking for a place to live here.”

Best Supporting Actress  

Rachel Weisz -The Favourite. Rachel was up against her co-star Emma Stone.
She said: "I had the greatest luck in that I played opposite two of the most glorious women.
"I salute you, didn't we have an extraordinary time, hats off ladies".

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali - Green Book. Mahershala has proved himself to be a top class actor on both the big and small screen. In this film, he plays the role of "Doc" Don Shirley.
The star spoke about how humbled he was, saying: "Most importantly, you put all this love and energy and time into these projects and you just hope that it resonates and speaks to people. "To end up here, at this event and to sort of be in the circle of recognition is just a real honour. It's humbling."

Best Film

Roma - Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez
Director Alfonso took to the stage and said: "This time I’m going to read because as you can tell, I blanked and can’t think what to say.
"I just want to thank Participant Media and Netflix for their faith and courage and I share this award with my amazing cast and crew."

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron - Roma. Alfonso's movie won big at the Baftas, taking home Best director as well as Best Film.


Outstanding British Film

The Favourite - Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara.
To be eligible for nomination as Outstanding British Film, a movie "must have significant creative involvement by individuals who are British".
Taking to the stage, director Yorgos explained how long the journey had been in getting the hit movie made.
He said: "Thank you so much, thank you BAFTA, it’s a great honour ... This film took 20 years to make - I contributed to the last 10."
He then thanked the three female stars of the movie, adding: "Of course the three leading ladies that I couldn’t be more proud of."

Best Documentary

Free solo - Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin. Alex Honnold completes the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan's 3,000-foot vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park.
This award goes to a documentary film that tells a true story, the version of which we have often never heard of before.


Original Screenplay

The Favourite - Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara. In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
The Bafta award for the Best Original Screenplay is for a film not based on previously published material.


Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
This gong is awarded each year to the writer of a screenplay adapted from another source. This is usually a novel, play, short story or TV series but sometimes another film.


EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Letitia Wright
This award recognises the world’s best upcoming talent and is the only award that is voted for by the public.

Black Panther actress Letitia was stunned to be the winner, and thanked God numerous times during her touching speech.

She said: "A few years ago I saw myself in a deep state of depression and I literally wanted to quit acting.


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