British star Olivia Colman crowned best actress as The Favourite wins big

British star Olivia Colman crowned best actress as The Favourite wins big

British star Olivia Colman picks up the leading actress award and it is also a big night for Rami Malek who wins leading actor. The Favourite cert

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British star Olivia Colman picks up the leading actress award and it is also a big night for Rami Malek who wins leading actor.

The Favourite certainly lived up to its name at the BAFTAs, cleaning up with seven awards – but it was also a triumphant night for Roma, which took home two of the biggest gongs of the night.

British star Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Anne in the dark comedy, was a popular winner in the leading actress category, while her co-star Rachel Weisz took home the best supporting actress prize.

But it was Netflix’s Roma which picked up the prizes for best film and best director, winning four in total.

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The other big award of the night, for leading actor, went to Rami Malek for his starring role as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, while Mahershala Ali was named best supporting actor for Green Book.

Accepting her award, a nervous Colman – who also picked up a Golden Globe last month – apologised for shaking, before saying: “We are having an amazing night, aren’t we? We are going to get so pissed later.”

She also paid tribute to her co-stars – Weisz and Emma Stone, who was also up for best supporting actress – describing them as the “coolest and classiest” women to work with.

“As far as I’m concerned all three of us are the same and should be the leads and it’s weird we can’t do that,” she said.

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