Baftas 2018: Three Billboards sweeps awards as Time's Up protest looms large

“The Handmaiden” Becomes 1st Korean Film Ever To Win At BAFTA Film Awards

The best supporting actress award went to Allison Janney, who also won a Golden Globe for her role as the mother of Tonya Harding, the disgraced Olympic figure skater, in I, Tonya. The Royals are known to not make biased political statements at events.

A feminist group wearing "Time's Up Theresa" T-shirts has stormed the Bafta red carpet in London to protest against the Government's Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

She directed comments to the "inimitable" Gary Oldman in the audience, the "incomparable" Sally Hawkins and the "tour de force" of Frances McDormand.

Del Toro's fantasy drama took home the second-highest number of honors with three awards, while Blade Runner 2049 and Darkest Hour won two each. The WGA failings were a technical knockout at best, because you can't win an award you can't enter, but in the maelstrom of hype that leads up to Oscars week, it is always a bonus to be a part of it.

"I loved doing this insane part and finding her humanity, that's what I try and do in all roles", she said backstage.

At the end of the ceremony, it was named best film, giving it five awards, the most of any other film.

"And with it, the determination to eradicate the inequality and abuse of woman the world over".

The film industry's biggest awards show outside of the U.S. saw a number of actors and directors make their mark two weeks before the Oscars.

She is one of the few performers who has achieved the Triple Crown of Acting: An Academy Award for Fargo, a Tony Award for Good People, and an Emmy Award for Olive Kitteridge.

In the past ten ceremonies, there have only been four instances in which the victor of the BAFTA Award for best film did not go on to win best picture - 2008, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Accepting her best actress accolade, McDormand, who chose not to wear black, quoted her on-screen character who has "a little trouble with compliance". Numerous female attendees wore black outfits in a gesture of protest. The film also won original screenplay and outstanding British film, while Frances McDormand bagged best actress and Sam Rockwell best supporting actor prizes.

The letter, published by The Observer and signed by Arterton, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Chan, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson, said the Baftas are a time to "celebrate this tremendous moment of solidarity and unity across borders by coming together and making this movement international". McDonagh was also nominated for Best Director, which was scooped by Guillermo del Toro for "Shape of Water'". In the leading actor category, he is up against Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Jamie Bell (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool).

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