At UK film awards, stars say 'Time's Up' on harassment

At UK film awards, stars say 'Time's Up' on harassment

At UK film awards, stars say 'Time's Up' on harassment

Britons Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Andrea Riseborough and Rochelle Humes matched the American actresses in monochrome numbers at the ceremony at the capital's Royal Albert Hall.

It was, however, great to see some female filmmakers pick up awards; Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director), Emily Morgan (Producer) won Outstanding British Debut for their film I Am Not A Witch while Paloma Baeza and Ser En Low won in the Best Short Animation category for their film Poles Apart.

Gary Oldman won Leading Actor for Darkest Hour; the film also won the award for Make Up & Hair. Typically, the royal family stays out of politics, but one would assume they'll also wear black as a testament to the strengthening of sexual abuse victims' resolve.

"Brave revelations have followed fearless revelations of bullying and sexual harassment, and which to all our shame has been hidden in plain sight for decades", she said.

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Ridley Scott, whose films include "Blade Runner", "Alien", "Thelma and Louise" and "Gladiator", is set to receive the academy's highest honor, the BAFTA Fellowship.

The movement against sexual misconduct was a recurring theme throughout the evening. The movie, which traces the love story between a woman and an amphibious creature trapped at a research facility, took home trophies for best director (del Toro), original music (Alexandre Desplat), and production design.

Protester Ana Kaur said: "Like the Alianza Nacional De Campesinas, we recognise that gender-based violence happens everywhere, and that to disclose abuse requires support".

Saoirse Ronan disappointedly missed out on the opportunity to register her first BAFTA win in the Best Actress category for her performance in Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird". The only prize decided by the public, the Rising Star award, went to British actor Daniel Kaluuya, who features in the horror-comedy "Get Out".

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Guillermo del Toro won best director for his dark fantasy The Shape of Water.

Take a look through the hottest looks on the BAFTA red carpet. The lovely Joanna Lumley will serve as the host of tonight's proceedings, having earned a BAFTA fellowship previous year and proving she's still got it into her 70s with a movie adaptation of her famous television series, Absolutely Fabulous.

The New York Times said: "Martin McDonagh has freighted Three Billboards with a tragedy that allows the performers - primarily Frances McDormand - to play to their range".

And Sam Rockwell who won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Three Billboards said he stood "on the shoulders of these strong, intelligent, righteous women who have made my life complete".

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The National Film and Television School (NFTS), which counts directors Lynne Ramsay and David Yates, and animator Nick Park, among its alumni, was recognised for providing training for the next generation of creative talent, many of whom go on to win BAFTAs themselves.

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