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BAFTA victor Rachel Weisz talks lesbian kiss with Olivia Colman

BAFTA victor Rachel Weisz talks lesbian kiss with Olivia Colman

The Absolutely Fabulous star began the British film awards ceremony on Sunday night with a series of gags about the nominated films and stars, but some viewers were shocked at her quip about the film BlacKkKlansman.

The Sunday ceremony comes two weeks before the scheduled 2019 Academy Awards and BAFTA's decisions are often used by movie buffs as an indicator to predict the results of the more famous Oscars.

Rachel is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role along with co-star Emma Stone while Olivia is up for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

U.S. actor Rami Malek poses with the award for a Leading Actor for his work on the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the BAFTA at the Royal Albert Hall in London, February 10, 2019.

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron poses with his awards for Best Film and Best Director for Roma.

"We're having an incredible night aren't we", Colman told her fellow "The Favourite" nominees as she picked up the award.

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"Roma" won best film and best director, sharing the glory with British black comedy "The Favourite" which picked up best actress for Olivia Colman as Queen Anne and best supporting actress for Rachel Weisz playing her confidante and lover.

Colman then briefly lost her point but then added: "This isn't for the lead it's for A lead and as far as I'm concerned all three of us are the same and should be the lead and it's weird that we can't do that".

It won four gongs in total and is favourite to pick up the Best Picture award at the Oscars later this month.

The drama took the top prize of Best Film, as well as the honors for Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography. Colman said. "We're going to get so pissed (drunk) later". "It's got my name on it, but we can scatch some other names on".

Rami Malek took the Leading Actor prize for his portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", adding to his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award wins for the role. "A Star is Born" won the award for best original music. He paid tribute to his co-star, Lady Gaga, who was attending the Grammys in LA, which were taking place on the same night. The Duke of Cambridge as President of BAFTA presented the Fellowship of the Academy, its most prestigious honour, to film editor Thelma Schoonmaker.