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Baftas 2018 ceremony as it happened: Three Billboards clears up as Time's Up proves running theme throughout

Clarisse Loughrey
Sunday 18 February 2018 23:43
Three Billboards and Gary Oldman score success at the Bafta Awards

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.

clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 19:42

 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.

clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 20:04

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”. 

clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 20:16

clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 20:20

If you can't wait until the broadcast, the list of winners is available here.

clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 20:32

Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2018 BAFTAs to present Outstanding British FIlm 

clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 20:39

You can check out more looks from the red carpet here. 

clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 20:46

clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 20:47

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. 

clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 21:05

People love the Lumley


clarisse.loughrey18 February 2018 21:08

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