Deadline’s BAFTA Awards Live Blog

By Nancy Tartaglione, Joe Utichi

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts handed out its BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday, with Alfonso Cuaron’s Netflix movie Roma scoring the marquee Best Film honor at Royal Albert Hall. That wrapped a night that saw Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite, which came in with a leading 12 nominations including Best Film, come away with a leading seven nominations: Lead Actress for Olivia Colman, Outstanding British Film, Rachel Weisz as Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Production Design and Makeup & Hair.

Roma won four awards, including Director and Cinematography for Cuaron. Leading Actor went to Rami Malek for playing Brit rock icon Freddie Mercury in Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, cementing his status as the Oscar frontrunner in the category.

em>Bohemian Rhapsody, Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) and Universal’s First Man (Universal) came in with seven nominations apiece; A Star Is Born won for Music and Bohemian Rhapsody also took the Sound category. First Man was shut out.

Here’s how we called the action from Royal Albert Hall:

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