Hollywood A-listers and top British actors came together in London for the awards ceremony organized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Sunday.
Olivia Colman is riding high at the moment, with her role of Queen Anne in The Favourite particularly garnering her praise and numerous awards already.
Rachel Weisz, who played Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, in the film was named Best Supporting Actress, pipping her co-star Emma Stone who was nominated for her portrayal of Abigail Masham in the movie.
The Broadchurch star beat Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Melissa McCarthy and Viola Davis to win the leading actress prize for her turn as a cantankerous Queen Anne in the spiky period drama.More news: Eddie Jones praises 'greatest ever' Wales side
It was the big night before the Oscars with everyone waiting to see who would win big at the Royal Albert Hall.
Director Yorgos Lanthimos picked up the prize for Outstanding British film. We've never talked about this, and I find it very emotional, but you were the classiest and coolest honour guards anyone could have.
She earned a laugh when she added: "We're having an wonderful night, aren't we? We are going to get so pissed later".
Elsewhere, 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. "As far as I'm concered, all three of us are the same and should be the lead. It's got my name on it, but we can scatch some other names on".
"If they do good movies, they should be recognized.I'm very happy that they're embracing diversity.in a time in which the theatrical experience had become so gentrified", Cuaron said on the red carpet about Netflix.More news: Hakeem al-Araibi to return to Australia after extradition to Bahrain dropped
Mahershala Ali took the Supporting Actor prize for his role in "Green Book", set in the segregated U.S. South in the early 1960s.
Cooper picked up the Original Music prize for his musical remake, "A Star Is Born", while Adapted Screenplay went to Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman". He paid tribute to Mercury in his acceptance speech.
Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker was awarded a fellowship for her decades of work with directors, most especially Martin Scorcese.
The animation category was won by Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, while Free Solo, a film about the first person to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without ropes, was named best documentary.More news: Gemma Collins: Dancing On Ice 2019 star shares unrecognisable unearthed pictures