'Roma' wins Best Film at UK's BAFTA awards

Colman is now odd-on favourite - 7/2 - to win best actress at the Oscars later this month.

The winners of the 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) have been announced at a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday.

U.S. actor Rami Malek poses with the award for a Leading Actor for his work on the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the BAFTA at the Royal Albert Hall in London, February 10, 2019.

Coleman, who stars as Britain's Queen Anne in the film, seemed ecstatic about her friend's prize as she gave her a peck on the cheek and congratulated her.

"We're having an incredible night".

"To see a film about an indigenous domestic worker embraced this way in an age when fear and anger propose to divide us means the world to me", Cuaron said as he accepted the Best Film prize.

Roma, Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white film about his childhood in Mexico City, was named best film and best film not in the English language, while he was also named best director and cinematographer. The only thing that pretty much pulled me out of that was God, my belief, my faith and my family and an email from Bafta saying they wanted me to be a part of the Bafta Breakthrough Brits and I was like "let me try again". "We're going to get so (drunk) later", Colman told her fellow "The Favourite" nominees as she picked up the award to loud cheers.

"I just hope that this opens up the game".

British costume comedy The Favourite earned the accolade for Best British Film, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz, Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Makeup & Hair, and Production Design.

Colman thanked her co-stars Weisz and Emma Stone while accepting the award at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sunday evening, United Kingdom time. "As far as I'm concered, all three of us are the same and should be the lead".

Bafta removed "Bohemian Rhapsody" director Bryan Singer from the Queen biopic´s citation in the outstanding British film nomination "in light of recent very serious allegations". It's got my name on it but we can scratch in some others.

A Star Is Born won for its original music, with the film's writer, director, star and composer Bradley Cooper collecting the prize.

Rami Malek took the Leading Actor prize for his portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", adding to his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award wins for the role. He paid tribute to Mercury in his acceptance speech. Best British short film was "73 Cows", while Vice won the best editing.