With the 2019 BAFTA awards now announced, we take a look at the winners and losers from last night's ceremony
"The Favourite" wins big
Going into the ceremony, the favourite to pick up multiple awards was Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite, with an astonishing 12 nominations.
In a shock twist that surprised absolutely no one, The Favourite did indeed make good on its early promise and picked up a mightily impressive seven awards.
"Roma" takes top award
Hot on its heels was Alfonso Cuaron's Roma which earned itself four awards, a remarkable achievement for a foreign language film. To top it all off, Roma even went on to win Best Film.
Not only did Roma win Best Film, but it picked up awards for Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Director and Cinematography.
Olivia Colman bags herself a BAFTA
Naturally however, with the BAFTAs favouring British films, it's no surprise that The Favourite led the way in awards won.
Perhaps the most certain award going into the ceremony was Leading Actress. No other performance came close to Olivia Colman's portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite. If her role in the film wasn't enough, Colman easily topped the competition in the acceptance speech she gave, which was BAFTA-worthy in-and-of itself.
Colman's colleague, Rachel Weisz, managed to fight off competition from within her own film as she beat Emma Stone to the award for Best Supporting Actress.
After blowing away the competition at the BAFTAs, can Olivia Colman repeat her success in two weeks time?
Rami Malek breaks free for Freddie Mercury performance
Joining Colman in the Lead Acting category was Rami Malek for his portrayal of the great Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Malek's ability to pull off such an enigmatic character, not to mention the teeth, set him apart from the crowd this year and earns him his first BAFTA win. Has he done enough to woo the Academy in time for the Oscars?
Malek's win, alongside Bohemian Rhapsody's success in the sound category, mean the film earned two awards, making it one of three multiple winners at last night's BAFTAs.
"BlacKkKlansman" and "Green Book" take home deserved awards
The brilliant BlacKkKlansman and Green Book both picked up an award each.
Spike Lee's latest joint, BlacKkKlansman won Best Adapted Screenplay and Green Book's Mahershala Ali took home the award for Best Supporting Actor after a riveting performance as Dr. Don Shirley.
Actor Mahershala Ali (L) and director-producer-writer Spike Lee (R)
Could BAFTA win mean Oscar glory for "Into the Spider-Verse?"
The simply stunning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse set itself up for Oscar success with its win in the Best Animated Film category.
It's unique animation style and visceral comic book feel gave it the edge over some tough competition this year. After conquering all at the Golden Globes as well, a hat-trick of major awards looks set to be heading Spider-Man's way in 2019.
Disappointment for "Mary Queen of Scots" and "Stan & Ollie"
It was a disappointing night for Mary Queen of Scots as well as Stan & Ollie as both films failed to pick up a single award.
Despite both films earning three nominations a piece, neither could convert that into BAFTA gold and both films left empty handed.
Music is the answer for "A Star is Born"
Bradley Cooper's A Star is Born did manage to sneak into the award wins with success in the Best Original Music category. Hardly surprising for the musical, which could see more success at the Oscars.
What does this all mean for the Oscars race?
As both the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards feature a largely similar list of nominees this year, the battle for Oscar success could well have a similar outcome to last night's BAFTA awards.
The biggest winners at the BAFTAs, The Favourite and Roma, are more than likely going to end up on top come the Oscars.
Unlike the BAFTAs however, both films go into the Academy Awards with the same number of nominations, 10 a piece. That alone could see Roma win bigger at the Oscars.
Vice could also play a much bigger role at the Oscars. The film won only one BAFTA last night, despite being nominated in six categories. For the Oscars, Vice has eight nominations and therefore could be a larger presence at the Academy Awards, especially with US politics under such close scrutiny at the moment.
On the subject of which, BlacKkKlansman and Green Book could well earn more recognition in the US for their civil rights-based story lines and political themes.
BlacKkKlansman's direct approach in its mirroring of the current political climate could be both beneficial and detrimental to the film's Oscar prospects.
It'll certainly be a fascinating watch for film fans all over the world.
What do you make of the BAFTA results and do you think the Oscars will be any different?
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