'Roma' wins Best Film at UK's BAFTA awards

How to Watch the 2019 BAFTA Awards and Red Carpet

How to Watch the 2019 BAFTA Awards and Red Carpet

The film also won the Sound prize. Colman is now odd-on favourite - 7/2 - to win best actress at the Oscars later this month.

Olivia Colman is riding high at the moment, with her role of Queen Anne in The Favourite particularly garnering her praise and numerous awards already.

"Reverting back to a world of separation and isolation is not a solution to anything", Cuaron added, at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump is demanding a wall be built on the U.S. border with Mexico.

Director Alfonso Cuaron poses for photographers backstage with his Best Film and Best Director award for his film Roma at the BAFTA awards in London.

It won out against "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson´s "They Shall Not Grow Old" in which silent black-and-white footage from World War I was transformed into a 3D colour movie.

"I just hope that this opens up the game".

Australian Margot Robbie missed out, however, on an award for best supporting actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots.

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

It ended the night with a total seven awards, including a supporting actress accolade for Rachel Weisz and a leading actress honour for Olivia Colman.

"We're having an fantastic night aren't we". "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 scatch some other names on".

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. He paid tribute to Mercury in his acceptance speech. Singer did not attend the BAFTA Awards and was similarly absent from leading actor victor Rami Malek's speech.

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman walk the red carpet at the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday (February 10) at Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

Rami Malek won leading actor for "Bohemian Rhapsody", and Mahershala Ali won supporting actor for "Green Book".

BlackKklansman won the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse scored the Best Animated Film trophy.

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