BAFTA Awards 2019 - Live updates


Join us live for the 2019 British Academy Film and Television Awards

Awards seasons is upon us once again and tonight it's the turn of the BAFTAs.

In case you're unable to catch tonight's show on TV, we've got you covered.

Hosted by the ever-wonderful Joanna Lumley, from the Royal Albert Hall, the BAFTAs are Britain's answer to the Oscars.

Unlike the Oscars however, the BAFTAs aren't shown live on TV but are pre-recorded and broadcast later on the BBC.

As we assume our invite to the BAFTAs was lost in the post, we're following the TV broadcast.

Joanna Lumley attends the BAFTA Film Gala at the The Savoy Hotel ahead of the EE British Academy Film Awards this Sunday, on February 8, 2019 in London, England.

It's a chance for the world of cinema to converge on London for a night of movie celebration.

We begin tonight's show with a 'First Man' inspired music and dance number.

21:09: And Joanna's out on stage!

21:10: Delightful dig from Joanna at the fact that the Oscars are without a host this year.

21:12: Just running through a montage of the myriad of brilliant films up for awards at this year's BAFTAs, be on the look out for The Favourite, which is up for a staggering 12 awards.

21:15: It's a full house at the Royal Albert Hall with actors, directors and more from the various films up for awards tonight.

Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini, Mahershala Ali poses at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

21:17: Melissa McCarthey is out to present the first award, Outstanding British Film.

Outstanding British Film: The Favourite

21:20: The Favourite picks up its first award of the night. Up to accept is director Yorgos Lanthimos.

21:22: Best Supporting Actress is up next. 

Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz

21:24: Rachel Weisz earns The Favourite its second award of the evening.

21:25: With two actors (Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz) both up for this category it's unsurprising that the award went to one of them.

21:27: Luke Evans and Regina King are out to present the Rising Star Award.

21:28: Last year this award went to star of Get Out, Daniel Kaluuya.

Rising Star Award: Letitia Wright

21:29: Black Panther's Letitia Wright picks up the Rising Star Award.

Winner of the EE Rising Star award, Letitia Wright poses in the press room during the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on February 10, 2019 in London, England.

21:32: Adapted screenplay is up next with the stars of Roma out to present the award.

Best Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman

21:35: Spike Lee's incredible true-to-life telling of a black police officer infiltrating the KKK picks up its first award of the evening.

21:38: Andy Serkis with a wonderul dig at Brexit as he and fellow Black Panther star, Danai Gurira are out to present the award for best music.

Original Music: A Star is Born

21:39: Bradley Cooper is out to accept.

21:41: With adapted screenplay already awarded, up next is best original screenplay.

Original Screenplay: The Favourite

21:43: The Favourite wins its third award of the evening. Writer Deborah Davies' debut screenplay earns itself a BAFTA.

21:46: Viola Davis is out next to present the award for Supporting Actor.

Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali

21:47: With an Oscar already under his belt, Ali adds a BAFTA to his collection after missing out in 2017.

21:50: Up next we have cinematography.

Cinematography: Roma

21:52: Alfonso Cuaron wins yet another ward for his stunning work on Roma, could he and Roma be set for more success at the BAFTAs tonight?

Alfonso Cuarón attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on February 10, 2019 in London, England.

21:53: A brief pause in the awards now as we have this year's 'in memoriam' montage. 

21:57: Back to the awards now and up next is outstanding debut, presented by Rachel Brosnahan and Riz Ahmed.

Outstanding Debut by a British Director/Writer/Producer: Beast

22:00: Beast's writer and director Michael Pearce and producer, Lauren Dark are out to accept the award.

22:02: The stars of the soon-to-be-released Elton John biopic, Rocketman are out to present the next award, special visual effects.

Special Visual Effects: Black Panther

22:04: Could this be a sign of things to come for Black Panther as it picks up a BAFTA for visual effects? The film is also up for six Oscars this year.

22:07: Up next is the award for best foreign language film, a certain win for Alfonso Cuaron's Roma surely?

Best Film Not in the English Language: Roma

22:08: It's not a surprise as the the film picks up its second award of the night.

22:12: Best costume design is up next and it's another certain win for The Favourite surely?

Best Costume Design: The Favourite

22:13: It is!! The Favourite continues to swallow up awards left, right and centre. The win for best costume design was almost a guarantee wasn't it?

22:15: Up next is the Director category. The category is quite possibly the most diverse in years and features some exceptional films.

Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

22:18: Roma's Alfonso Cuaron takes home another BAFTA for his latest work. Surely this film could make some waves at the Oscars in two weeks time.

22:20: Margot Robbie is out to present the award for Leading Actor. 

Margot Robbie attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on February 10, 2019 in London, England.

Leading Actor: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

22:22: The star of Bohemian Rhapsody picks up the BAFTA for his enthralling performance as Freddie Mercury. A decent speech from Malek too.

22:24: Not too many awards left to present this evening.

22:25: Up next is the Olivia Colman awa- I mean the Leading Actress Award, presented by Gary Oldman.

Leading Actress: Olivia Colman

22:26: Oh look, Olivia Colman picks up her latest BAFTA for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite.

Olivia Colman attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on February 10, 2019 in London, England.

22:28: Wonderful speech from Colman, reading off a tiny crib-sheet, as she really plays to the room with plenty of laughs from the audience.

22:30: She may have won the award for her role in The Favourite but that speech is BAFTA worthy in-and-of itself. That brings The Favourite's BAFTA total to seven.

22:31: We now come to the biggest category of the night, Best Film, with Chiwetel Ejiofor presenting.

Best Film: Roma

22:33: Roma wins again! The film picks up its fourth award of the night, winning in most of the biggest categories too. Definitely one to watch before the Oscars in two weeks time.

22:35: Giving yet another speech, Alfonso Curaon breaks out a script. 

Winner of the Best Director and Best Film awards for Roma, director Alfonso Cuaron poses in the press room during the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on February 10,...

22:36: Wonderful speech from Cuaron, promoting diversity and embracing all cultures.

22:37: The final major award of the evening is the BAFTA Fellowship, won last year by Ridley Scott.

BAFTA Fellowship: Thelma Schoonmaker

22:39: Legendary film editor, Thelma Schoonmaker has worked with visionary director, Martin Scorsese for over fifty years. She has worked on a huge variety of films from Raging Bull and Goodfellas, to The Aviator and The Departed. Her exemplary career has seen her win three Academy Awards and two BAFTAs. 

Winner of the BAFTA Fellowship award, Thelma Schoonmaker poses in the press room during the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on February 10, 2019 in London, England.

22:46: Schoonmaker joins an illustrious list of film makers in the BAFTA Fellowship, including her long-time collaborator Martin Scorsese.

22:49: An astute speech from Schoonmaker concludes with a tribute to her late husband and fellow film maker Michael Powell and screen writer Emeric Pressburger.

22:50: And that brings an end to the BAFTA broadcast tonight.

We end with the awards that were not presented during the broadcast.

Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Could the award for Spider-Man be a hint to a possible Oscar win?

Production Design: The Favourite

Best British Short Animation: Roughhouse

Best British Short Film: 73 Cows

Best Sound: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Editing: Vice

Best Documentary: Free Solo

Hair and Make Up: The Favourite

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Number 9 Films

If you've tuned in to our coverage of tonight's BAFTA ceremony, thank you for joining us.

Check back with us again for more film news and reaction as we get one step closer to the 2019 Academy Awards.

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