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'The Favourite', 'Roma' big winners at BAFTA

The Favourite, Roma big winners at BAFTA

London: Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's semi-autobiographical black-and-white drama, Roma, and Yorgos Lanthimos' dark comedy, The Favourite, emerged as big winners at the 72nd edition of the BAFTA Awards.

The Favourite, which had 12 nominations, dominated the ceremony with seven wins, including for leading actor (Olivia Colman), supporting actor (Rachel Weisz) and outstanding British film.

Roma, Curaon's memoir of childhood set in 1970s Mexico City, claimed the top prize of best film, alongside director and cinematography honours. "Roma" also won the BAFTA for film not in the English language.

Colman, who won best actor for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite, drew some of the biggest laughs and applause of the ceremony from the audience for her speech. Weisz, who claimed the best supporting actor trophy, defeated co-star Stone, Amy Adams (Vice), Claire Foy (First Man) and Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots) in the category. Mahershala Ali nabbed the best supporting actor trophy for Green Book.



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