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BAFTA 2019: 'The Favourite' registers early wins

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Yorgos Lanthimos's "The Favourite" registered early wins at the 2019 British Academy of and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, scooping away the Outstanding British Film, production design, make-up and hair honours, besides bagging the Best Supporting trophy for

The period drama around has a maximum of 12 nominations at the 72nd Awards, and it took the lead from the start.

"This took 20 years to make, I contributed to the last 10," said Lanthimos upon winning the Outstanding British award, reported variety.com.

The film then scored its second win in the production design category.

beat Emma Stone, her own co-star from "The Favourite", to win the Best Supporting

"I had the most extraordinary luck in that I played opposite two of the most glorious women and Emma Stone," said Weisz, who has bagged her first

Among other early winners included "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (Animated Film), "Free Solo" (Best Documentary), "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Sound), "Vice" (Editing), "A Star Is Born" (Best Original Music) and "BlacKkKlansman" (Best Adapted Screenplay).

British-Guyanese won the EE Rising Star Award, the only award voted for by the public, variety.com reported.

"I want to thank everybody who gave me a chance," said Wright.

Saying she had previously considered giving up acting but that her faith had helped her through, she encouraged "anybody that is going through a tough time" to know that "God made you and loves you. Let your light shine".

The ceremony at the is being hosted for the second consecutive year by Joanna Lumley, who mocked with her opening joke.

"Thank goodness actually has a host. But I suspect that may h ave something do to with the fact I'm not on Twitter," said Lumley, taking a dig at how a series of old homophobic tweets resulted in to step down as host of

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 02:26 IST
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