The BAFTA's 2019 Cheat Sheet

All the juicy details from this year's biggest annual ceremony celebrating British film.
Monday 11 February 2019
The Royals: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the BAFTAs. Photo: Tim Ireland/AFP

The Favourite is this year’s favourite

The Favourite scooped up seven trophies including awards for Outstanding British Film and the Leading Actress award for Olivia Colman’s veracious portrayal of the troubled Queen Anne. Colman delivered a memorable self-deprecating speech that had the audience in stitches.


Kate Middleton honoured Princess Diana

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A grand entrance: Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at the BAFTAs. Photo:Tim Ireland/AFP

Kate Middleton was a vision in her stunning asymmetrical white gown by Alexander McQueen. The Duchess of Cambridge arrived with her husband, Prince William, and took the opportunity to honour the late Princess Diana by wearing her late mother-in-law’s pearl earrings.


Andy Serkis took a jab at Brexit

While presenting the Best Original Music award alongside his Black Panther co-star, Danai Gurira, Serkis threw some shade on Brexit, saying, “Film without music would be Laurel without Hardy, like Queen without Freddie Mercury – it’s like Britain without Europe.” Cue mic drop.


Lady Gaga reacts to win

While in the midst of getting ready for the Grammys, Lady Gaga received the news of her BAFTA win for Best Original Music for A Star is Born. She then took to Twitter to post her reaction after being the first ever woman to win the award alongside her co-star Bradley Cooper.


Henry Golding smouldered in all-black

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Henry Golding strikes a pose. Photo:Tolga Akmen/AFP

The Crazy Rich Asians actor and our past cover star, smouldered in an all-black ensemble.


Letitia Wright spoke up on depression

Letitia Wright looked elegant in a Stella McCartney dress. The Black Panther star won the EE Rising Star Award and gave an inspirational speech about overcoming depression.


Claire Foy got peckish

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Claire Foy looking regal on the red carpet. Photo Tolga Akmen/AFP)

The Crown’s star Claire Foy looked elegant in a her emerald gown on the red carpet. She then snacked on some wine gums to curb her hunger pangs before the ceremony. We wonder if the Queen approves of her choice of snack.


Richard E. Grant showed off his Louboutins

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Richard E. Grant poses on the red carpet with his wife Joan Washington and daughter Olivia. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Although the British actor lost out his BAFTA nomination for Supporting Actor in Can You Ever Forgive Me? to Mahershala Ali for Green Book, Grant certainly deserved an award for most loving family portrait on the red carpet and for slaying those Loubotins.


Father and daughter quality time for Steve Coogan and Clare

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Father-daughter time: Steve Coogan and daughter Clare share a moment. Photo:Tolga Akmen/AFP

Steve Coogan, who was nominated for the Leading Actor award for his performance as Stan Laurel in Stan and Ollie, looked dapper in a classic tuxedo on the red carpet here with his daughter Clare.

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