It was a fantastic night for queer stories at this year’s BAFTA Awards.
The Favourite – which explores the monarch’s same-sex relations with her companions – won seven awards out of a possible 12, including for Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz) and Outstanding British Film.
Rami Malek continued to sweep the awards season for his acclaimed performance of Freddy Merucy in the late singer-songwriter’s biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, taking home the award for Best Actor.
The film, which was recently named the highest grossing biopic in movie history, tells the story of queer icon Freddie Mercury and his time with legendary band Queen, his romantic relationships, and eventually his battle with HIV/AIDS.
Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director and Best Cinematography for his work on Roma – which is a semi-autobiographical take on his upbringing in Mexico City – while the film received further awards for Best Film and Best Film Not in the English Language.
Despite receiving seven nominations, A Star Is Born only took home one award for Best Original Music.
See the full list of winners below…
Best Film Roma
Best Director Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Best Actor in a Leading Role Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Best Actress in a Leading Role Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Best Original Screenplay The Favourite
Best Adapted Screenplay BlacKkKlansman
Best Cinematography Roma
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer Michael Pearce and Lauren Dark (Beast)
Outstanding British Film The Favourite
Best Documentary Free Solo
Best Original Music A Star Is Born
Best Sound Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Production Design The Favourite
Best Special Visual Effects Black Panther
Best Costume Design The Favourite
Best Makeup and Hair The Favourite
Best Editing Vice
Best Film Not in the English Language Roma
Best Animated Film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best British Short Animation Roughhouse
Best Short Film 73 Cows
EE Rising Star Award Letitia Wright