BAFTA 2019: Best Actor Award Goes to...
Rami Malek and Letitia Wright at BAFTA 2019.
Rami Malek and Letitia Wright at BAFTA 2019. (Photo: AP)

BAFTA 2019: Best Actor Award Goes to...

The BAFTA Film Awards 2019 was held at London's Royal Albert Hall on 10 February. The guests were dressed in their finest as they made their way on the red carpet, including award-nominees Olivia Colman, Richard E. Grant, Rachel Weisz and Rami Malek at the UK equivalent of the Oscars.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend BAFTA 2019

The Favourite wins Best British Film Award, Rachel Weisz picks up the prize for Best Supporting Actress for the film

The head of Britain’s film academy says the lack of female directors in awards competition represents “an industry-wide problem.”

Black Panther actor Letitia Wright wins Rising Star Award (voted by the public)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Arrive On The Red Carpet

Kate Middleton dons a white one-shoulder gown for the big night, while Prince William opts for a black tuxedo.

Full Nomination List for BAFTA 2019

Olivia Colman's The Favourite leads the race for this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2019 nominations with 12 nods.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots and Stan & Olliehave three nominations each.

Read the full list of BAFTA 2019 nominations here

Letitia Wright Nominated For Rising Star Award

Rising Star nominee Letitia Wright talks about the impact of Black Panther at BAFTA.

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Olivia Colman and Rachel Brosnahan Pose for Photographers at the BAFTA Awards

It’s Rachel Brosnahan AKA Marvelous Mrs Maisel! 
It’s Rachel Brosnahan AKA Marvelous Mrs Maisel! 
(Photo: AP)
Olivia Colman gets goofy on the red carpet. 
Olivia Colman gets goofy on the red carpet. 
(Photo: AP)
And of course, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! 
And of course, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! 
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Psst! The Night Kicks Off With 'Best British Film' Annoucement

The Favourite has kicked off the British Academy Film Awards by winning the prize for best British film, reports AP.

Best animated film goes to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, reports Guardian. Best sound goes to none other than Bohemian Rhapsody.

Best supporting actress award was picked up by the charming Rachel Weisz forThe Favourite. Other nominees in the category were Amy Adams – Vice, Claire Foy – First Man, Emma Stone – The Favourite, Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots.

Rising Star award, which is voted for by the public, goes to Letitia Wright!

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We Have Some Funny Red Carpet Moments Already

While Cate Blanchett was inspired by Thanos, Claire Foy was just plain honest on the red carpet. Take a look!

BAFTA 2019 In The Times of #MeToo and #TimesUp

The head of Britain's film academy says the lack of female directors in awards competition represents "an industry-wide problem."

The British Academy Film Awards have been criticized for not nominating any women for best director this year. Only one woman, Kathryn Bigelow, has ever been named best director at the British prizes, for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010.

BAFTA chairwoman Pippa Harris, a film and TV producer, said only 10 percent of the films entered for award consideration were directed by women, and "it needs to be 50 percent."

She says there's a wealth of female directors working in television, but they have had trouble getting noticed and moving on to feature films.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's awards ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall, Harris said "men seem to find that transition much easier" but that things are changing.

'Best Original Music' Goes to 'A Star Is Born' and More Awards

Best adapted screenplay goes to BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott, while Best original screenplay goes to The Favourite – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara.

Best original music was picked up by A Star Is Born. Another nominees in the category were BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, Isle of Dogs, Mary Poppins Returns. Best supporting actor goes to Mahershala Ali for Green Book. Best cinematography was picked up by Roma.

Best special visual effects goes to Black Panther!

A still from <i>Black Panther.</i>
A still from Black Panther.

Lady Gaga Is Beyond Excited About Winning BAFTA For 'Best Original Music'

“I can’t believe we just won Best Original Music @BAFTA’s. 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 #BAFTAs,” wrote Lady Gaga on Twitter.

Here's The List of Winners

Best film not in the English language goes to Roma. Best costume design goes to The Favourite.

Best director award was handed to Roma’s Alfonso Cuarón.

Best actor award was picked up by Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody. while Olivia Colman wins Best actress for The Favourite! Best film goes to Roma.

Also Read : Who Won What at 2019 BAFTA Film Awards

BAFTA host, Joanna Lumley Takes a Dig at Oscars

Host for the evening, Joanna Lumley takes a sly dig at Oscars 2019 going ‘hostless’ this season after comedian Kevin Hart stepped down following a backlash over past homophobic tweets.

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