Author Zoe Aresti

The winners of the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards were announced last night (10 February) at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The big winner of the night was the appropriately titled The Favourite, taking home seven awards, including outstanding British Film and Best Actress, which was claimed by Olivia Colman for her portrayal of Queen Ann. The Favourite also took home Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz), Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell), Best Original Screenplay (Tony McNamara and Deborah Davis), Best Makeup and Hair (Nadia Stacey) and Best Production Design (Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton).

The Best Leading Actor award went to Rami Malek for his depiction of Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, making it back-to-back wins for Malek after winning best performance at the Golden Globes last month. Bohemian Rhapsody also took home the award for Best Sound. Mahershala Ali took Best Supporting Actor for his role in Green Book in which he spoke about how humbled he was, saying: "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."

The Best Film Award went to Roma which was directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film also took three other awards for Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film.

The award for Best Original Music went to A Star is Born.

The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public) went to Black Panther actress Letitia Wright, with Black Panther also taking the award for Best Special Visual Effects.

The award for Best Animated Film went to Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, with the Best Editing Award going to Vice (Hank Corwin), while best adapted screenplay award went to BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee).

To view the full list of winners, visit the British Academy Film Awards website.

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