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Olivia Colman picks up best leading actress as The Favourite takes seven awards and Roma wins best film at the Baftas

Broadchurch actor Olivia Colman won best leading actress. Credit: PA

Hollywood stars and royalty have attended the 72nd Baftas in London's Royal Albert Hall, with Olivia Colman winning best actress for her role in The Favourite, which itself won seven awards.

Colman, who already has three Bafta television awards, won the award for her role as Queen Anne and Rami Malek, who played Queen's Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, won best leading actor.

Despite The Favourite winning several awards including outstanding British film, Roma was the big winner of the night after being named best film.

Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white film about his childhood in Mexico City, was also named best film not in the English language, while he was named best director and cinematographer.

Along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who braved the cold to walk the red carpet, scores of Hollywood actors watched Joanna Lumley present the awards for the second consecutive year.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge braved the cold to attend the ceremony. Credit: PA

Accepting her best leading actress award Colman said: "To my fellow nominees, to be in the same company as you is an extraordinary honour."

Addressing the other winners from The Favourite, she said: "We are having an amazing night aren't we? We are going to get so pissed later."

Rami Malek, who fought off competition from Christian Bale, nominated for his turn as Dick Cheney in Vice, and Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born, said: "This is truly extraordinary. Thank you to Bafta for this gorgeous gift.

Joanna Lumley is presenting the awards ceremony for the second consecutive year. Credit: PA

"It's quite difficult entering your world in this role as an outsider, you Brits do it so well and it's not lost on me how sacred your musical heritage is. Thank you, thank you, thank you for including me."

He added: "Thank you so very much to Queen, the entire Queen family, I wouldn't be here without you and to the greatest outsider of them all, for being so unwavering and unflinching and uncompromising in every which way, thank you Freddie Mercury again."

After winning outstanding British film for The Favourite, director Yorgos Lanthimos 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".

Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, is nominated for best lead actor. Credit: PA

He also thanked actresses Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz saying: "Of course the three leading ladies that I couldn't be more proud of".

Weisz was named best supporting actress for her role as the Duchess of Marlborough in the movie.

Accepting the award, she said: "Thank you to Bafta for this huge honour. I had the greatest luck in that I played opposite two of the most glorious women - Olivia Colman and Emma Stone. I salute you.

"Didn't we have an extraordinary time? Hats off ladies. I want to thank Yorgos, our director, your creativity is breathtaking".

Rachel Weisz with her Best Actress in a Supporting Role Bafta for The Favourite. Credit: PA

A Star Is Born, which is also directed by Bradley Cooper and stars singer Lady Gaga, won best original music.

Lady Gaga took to Instagram to react, writing: "I can't believe we just won best original music... 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."

Cooper was also nominated in the best director category for his filmmaking debut A Star Is Born but was defeated by Alfonso Cuaron who won the award for Roma.

Bradley Cooper was nominated for best director for his film A Star Is Born. Credit: PA

Coogan, who plays one half of classic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy in movie Stan and Ollie, said before the ceremony how he was "delighted" to be up for best actor.

Commenting on what it's been like to play Stan Laurel, he added: "One of the things we were hoping to do with the film was shine a light on their forgotten genius because older members of the public will know who they are but a lot of younger ones have forgotten who they are."

Withnail & I star Richard E. Grant could win his first Bafta after picking up a supporting actor nod for Can You Ever Forgive Me? but faces competition from Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman, Mahershala Ali for Green Book, Sam Rockwell for Vice and Timothee Chalamet for Beautiful Boy.

Speaking on the red carpet to ITV News Arts Editor Nina Nannar about what it's like to receive his first Bafta nomination, Grant said: "I feel like I've been entered into the A-list fame club for a brief nano second."

He added: "I've presented a couple of times before but when you get nominated it's a whole different deal, the world smiles at you for a week."

British-born Christian Bale, who stars as Dick Cheney in Vice, attended with Sibi Blazic. Credit: PA

Bohemian Rhapsody, a movie about the rise of rock band Queen, received a crushing reaction from critics when it was released but has still gained seven award nominations.

Comparing critics' reaction to the movie, to the way his band's music was received when it was originally released, guitarist Brian May called it a "strange repetition of history".

He added: "It doesn't really matter what [critics] say because people have voted with their feet and they've voted again and again and again."

Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who has made 23 films with Martin Scorsese, received the Fellowship, the Academy's highest honour, from the Duke of Cambridge at the end of the ceremony.

The winners:

  • Best Film - Roma
  • Outstanding British Film - The Favourite
  • Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
  • Leading Actress - Olivia Colman - The Favourite
  • Leading Actor - Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Supporting Actress - Rachel Weisz - The Favourite
  • Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali - Green Book
  • Documentary - Free Solo
  • Animated Film - Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • Original Screenplay - The Favourite - Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
  • Adapted Screenplay - BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott
  • Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer - Beast - Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)
  • Film Not in the English language - Roma
  • Original Music - A Star Is Born
  • Cinematography - Roma
  • Editing - Vice
  • Production Design - The Favourite
  • Costume Design - The Favourite
  • Make up & hair - The Favourite
  • Sound - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Special Visual Effects - Black Panther
  • British Short Animation - Roughhouse
  • British Short Film - 73 Cows
  • EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public) - Letitia Wright