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

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.

"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.

Looking visibly shaken as she walked up to the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall, the actress - who played Queen Anne in The Favourite - clutched a piece of paper with her notes on what to say.

The film - directed by Yorgos Lanthimos - picked up a total of seven awards on the night, but its biggest win was for Colman in the lead role.

She earned a laugh when she added: "We're having an unbelievable night, aren't we? We're going to get so (drunk) later", Colman told her fellow "The Favourite" nominees as she picked up the award to loud cheers. The only thing that pretty much pulled me out of that was God, my belief, my faith and my family and an email from Bafta saying they wanted me to be a part of the Bafta Breakthrough Brits and I was like "let me try again".

"I just hope that this opens up the game". Her co-star Rachel Weisz scooped the Supporting Actress prize, an award for which fellow "The Favourite" star Emma Stone was also nominated.

"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".

Best Film went to "Roma" with Alfonso Cuaron picking up Best Director for his work on the movie. It's got my name on it but we can scratch in some other names,"she said".

The movie also won Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Production Design and Make Up and Hair."We made a very British film, the story is very British", the Greek director said on the red carpet."It's great because my collaborators are also recognised so I'm very proud".

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.

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

The animation category was won by Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, while Free Solo, a film about the first person to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without ropes, was named best documentary.