BAFTA Film Awards 2019 as it happened: All the news, gossip and exclusives –

Note: This article contains BAFTA Film Awards winners information that may not have aired on BBC One yet. Coverage of the ceremony begins at 9pm.

It’s BAFTAs time again.

Joanna Lumley returned to host for the second year in a row, while the biggest names in UK cinema and beyond are descended on the Royal Albert Hall tonight to find out which films and performances the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has picked as the best of the past year.

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We updated this article with all the news, winners and gossip from the ceremony, red carpet and winners press conference as it happened throughout the night.

9.31pm: That’s a wrap, folks, and right on schedule!

9.20pm: Prince William is here to award the BAFTA fellowship to film editor Thelma Schoonmaker… with some help from Cate Blanchett and Martin Scorsese.

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9.13pm: Roma takes Best Film!

9.11pm: Chiwetel Ejiofor is announcing the final award – Best Film.

9.10pm: “As far as I’m concerned all three of us were the lead,” but she’ll scratch Rachel Weisz’s and Emma Stone’s names in it later. Stop it, Olivia – we’re going to cry.

9.09pm: Colman on The Favourite‘s storming success: “We’re going to get so pissed later!”

9.06pm: Last year’s Actor in a Leading Role winner Gary Oldman reveals this year’s Actress in a Leading Role winner. It’s Olivia Colman!

9.02pm: Bismillah! It’s Rami Malek. He thanked almost everyone.

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

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9.00pm: Margot Robbie is here to dazzle us. Oh, and announce the Actor in a Leading Role winner.

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8.59pm: In other news, fans think Cate Blanchett has turned the BAFTAs into a surprise MCU crossover by wearing the Infinity Stones around her neck. All hail Hela!

8.58pm: Roma is heating up as Alfonso Cuarón wins the Director award.

8.55pm: Salma Hayek tells a joke about not telling a joke, but really she’s just celebrating the diversity of the Directors shortlist.

8.53pm: The Favourite does it again! This award can sit next to its Make-Up and Hair BAFTA from earlier in the evening. Costume designer Sandy Powell thanks Yorgos Lanthimos “for being a bit bonkers”.

Emma Stone as Abigail Masham in The Favourite

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8.51pm: Eddie Marsan takes a swipe at Brexit as he joins Cynthia Erivo to unveil the Costume Design award winner.

8.47pm: Sophie Okonedo and Thandie Newton reveal that Roma has scored the Film Not in the English Language award and its second award of the night.

8.44pm: Black Panther beats its MCU classmate Avengers: Infinity War to scoop the award.

Black Panther, Okoye (Danai Gurira), Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Ayo (Florence Kasumba)

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8.42pm: Rocketman‘s Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Taron Egerton are presenting the Special Visual Effects BAFTA.

8.39pm: Riz Ahmed and Rachel Brosnahan announce who wins among the “dreamy, wonderful, sexy, gorgeous beings” nominated for Outstanding Debut. It’s Lauren Dark and Michael Pearce of Beast!

8.33pm: Albert Finney is first up in the BAFTA ‘In Memory of…’ segment.

8.32pm: Roma takes its first award of the night.

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8.29pm: Michelle Yeoh and Will Poulter are announcing the Cinematographer award. Poulter got a laugh for pointing out his bad joke. Bless!

8.28pm: And the award goes to the firm favourite (small ‘f’), Green Book‘s Mahershala Ali.

Mahershala as Don Shirley in Green Book

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8.26pm: Viola Davis is here to name the Actor in a Supporting role winner.

8.22pm: …and it’s The Favourite. Award number five!

8.20pm: Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki are here to announce the Original Screenplay winner.

8.18pm: Black Panther‘s Danai Gurira and Andy Serkis reveal the Original Music winner is A Star is Born. In the shaaaaaaaallooooooow.

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8.14pm: The Adapted Screenplay BAFTA goes to Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.

8.12pm: Wright admits that at one point she nearly quit acting.

8.09pm: It’s Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright, of course.

Shuri – Letitia Wright Black Panther


8.07pm: Regina King and Luke Evans are here to present the “upcoming threat” award, by which they mean the EE Rising Star BAFTA.

8.04pm: Rachel Weisz comes out ahead of her Favourite co-star Emma Stone to take the first acting award of the night.

Rachel Weisz in The Favourite

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8.01pm: Mary J Blige and Ellen Page are about to announce the winner of the Actress in a Supporting Role. Blige, incidentally, is twice as tall as Page.

7.56pm: Bill Nighy presents producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley with the Outstanding Contribution BAFTA.

7.50pm: The Favourite wins Make-Up and Hair – its third award of the night.

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7.46pm: Rock-climbing film Free Solo (not a Star Wars spin-off) bags the Documentary award.

7.44pm: Lucy Boynton and Joseph Fiennes are announcing the Documentary and Make-Up and Hair winners.

7.42pm: And the BAFTA for Editing goes to Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic, Vice.

7.39pm: Henry Golding and Eleanor Tomlinson announce Bohemian Rhapsody’s first award of the night, in the Sound category.

7.35pm: And Isaacs also announces 73 Cows for British Short Film.

7.32pm: Jason Isaacs announces Roughouse for British Short Animation.

7.27pm: And in a two-for-one, Kurylenko and Collins also announce The Favourite for the Production Design award. That’s two out of two awards for Yorgos Lanthimos’ movie so far.

7.25pm: Olga Kurylenko and Lily Collins give Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse the well-earned Animated Film award.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse cast

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7.22pm: The first award of the night goes to… The Favourite!

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Queen Anne

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7.20pm: Melissa McCarthy is here to announce the Outstanding British Film winner.

7.12pm: Lumley’s celebrates the fact that BAFTA still has a host. She thinks it’s due to the fact that “I’m not on Twitter”.

7.05pm: Joanna Lumley’s first word of the evening: “bollocks”.

6.45pm: The red carpet is over for this year. Next up is the bit we’ve all been waiting for: the ceremony!

6.25pm: The crowd has gone berserk for Timothée Chalamet!

Timothée Chalamet on the BAFTA Awards 2019 red carpet

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6.17pm: Behold Roma‘s breakout star, Yalitza Aparicio. You know you’ve made it when you can employ a floating hand to hold up your dress.

Roma's Yalitza Aparicio on the BAFTA Awards 2019 red carpet

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6.03pm: Henry Golding alert! Henry Golding alert! *swoon*

6.00pm: Here’s Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Laura Harrier looking magnificent in orange. She stars in BlacKkKlansman, which is up for five awards including Best Film.

Laura Harrier on the BAFTA Awards 2019 red carpet

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5.57pm: First Man‘s Claire Foy was called ‘Brian May’ as a child because they had “similar hair”. It may be early, but we’re guessing that’s the best fact we learn all evening.

5.33pm: Edith just asked Johnny Flynn about his controversial David Bowie biopic. He was understandably reluctant to answer. Ixnay on the Owiebay, Edith!

5.16pm: Here’s Moonlight director Barry Jenkins looking super dapper. His new movie If Beale Street Could Talk has been nominated in the Original Music and Adapted Screenplay categories.

Barry Jenkins on the BAFTA Awards 2019 red carpet

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5.00pm: The BAFTA Awards red carpet is kicking off. Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary are hosting again. Get ready for banter!

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