BAFTA 2019: Rami Malek bags Leading Actor award

Published: February 11, 2019
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LONDON: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, the UK’s top movie honours, were presented at a ceremony in London on Sunday.

Costume romp The Favourite was the biggest winner at the BAFTAs on Sunday, taking seven awards, but Netflix black and white film Roma picked up the Best Film prize, as well as Director, at Britain’s top movie honours.

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PHOTO: FILE

Rami Malek took the Leading Actor prize for his portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 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.

The BAFTAs, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, drew Hollywood stars including A Star Is Born actor and director Bradley Cooper and Mary Queen of Scots nominee Margot Robbie, walking a chilly red carpet. Britain’s Prince William, who is president of BAFTA, and his wife Kate also attended.

PHOTO: BAFTA

PHOTO: BAFTA

Cooper picked up the Original Music prize for A Star Is Born, while Adapted Screenplay went to Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. Mahershala Ali took the Supporting Actor prize for his role in Green Book, set in the segregated US South in the early 1960s.

Here is the complete winner’s list:

BEST FILM: Roma

DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: The Favourite

LEADING ACTOR: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

LEADING ACTRESS: Olivia Colman, The Favourite

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Favourite

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: BlacKkKlansman

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