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

The Absolutely Fabulous star began the British film awards ceremony on Sunday night with a series of gags about the nominated films and stars, but some viewers were shocked at her quip about the film BlacKkKlansman.

"The Favourite", which tells the story of rivalries at the court of Queen Anne, scooped a total of seven awards at the ceremony including Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Make Up and Hair and Production Design.

The black-and-white movie about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico won Best Film as well as Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron.

"I'm surprised it did so well at the Klan Film Festival".

Olivia Colman triumphed at the Baftas on Sunday night, as she took home the award for leading actress at the British film ceremony.

People watching the broadcast were stunned at the star's gag, sparking a backlash on Twitter.

Alfonso Cuaron's lyrical "Roma" has been named best picture at the British Academy Film Awards, while costume romp "The Favourite" took the most honours.

Weisz and Stone are also in the running for Oscars in a proud year for the British film industry.

"Reverting back to a world of separation and isolation is not a solution to anything", Cuaron added.

Cuaron thanked Netflix for getting behind the film, which is in Spanish and has garnered 10 Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture, a major recognition for the streaming service.

She gave a hilarious speech at the Baftas, as she dedicated it to her co-stars Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.

"We're having an awesome night".

"We're having an unbelievable night aren't we", Colman told her fellow "The Favourite" nominees as she picked up the award.

"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", she said. It's got my name on it but we can scratch in some others.

Rami Malek was named Best Actor for his performance in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and Mahershala Ali won the statuette for his work in the US civil rights-era road movie Green Book.

Best supporting actor went to Mahershala Ali for "Green Book", a comedy-drama in which he plays a jazz pianist on a tour of the Deep South in 1962.

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