Awards season arrived to UK shores this Sunday, as the Baftas honoured the last year in film - and what a truly spectacular one it was.
While Guillermo del Toro's aquatic romance The Shape of Water, garnered 12 nods, the most of any film this year, it was actually Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri which walked away the night's big winner with five awards in total: Best Film, Best British Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor.
The ceremony also carried on the Time's Up conversation, with attendees continuing the show of solidarity by wearing black on the red carpet from the Golden Globes, with many others bringing along activists. You can read our coverage of the ceremony as it happened below.
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Welcome to The Independent's coverage of the 2018 BAFTAs. The ceremony has already begun at London's Royal Albert Hall, but will be televised later on BBC1 from 9pm. You can follow all the action from the televised broadcast here.
This year's BAFTAs red carpet has been dominated by the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, with attendees wearing black in a show of solidarity. Several stars also brought activists as their guests, including co-founder of UK Black Pride Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and Loung Ung, the national spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine-Free World.
Protestors stormed the red carpet with t-shirts bearing the slogan 'Time's Up Theresa'. Acting on behalf of Sisters Uncut – a feminist group formed in 2014 who describe themselves as ‘taking direct action for domestic violence services’ – chanted “sisters united will never be defeated”.
If you can't wait until the broadcast, the list of winners is available here.
Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2018 BAFTAs to present Outstanding British FIlm
You can check out more looks from the red carpet here.
OPEN: On Lumley Towers. Joanna Lumley is telephoning a very irritated Woody Harrelson (in Three Billboards), Timothee Chalamet (in Call Me By Your Name), Stalin (of Death of Stalin), Winston Churchill (of Darkest Hour), and Hugh Grant (in Paddington 2).
No one's of any great help.
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