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Hollywood stars wowed on the red carpet as they arrived for London's prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Sunday (February 10).
Rami Malek, who later won leading actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody", delighted fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the stars, as well as Queen guitarist Brian May who was also the film's executive producer.
BAFTA suspended the film's original director Bryan Singer's nomination following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Singer was listed alongside producer Graham King and screenwriter Anthony McCarten for the Queen biopic's nomination in the outstanding British film category.
He denied the allegations.
Dexter Fletcher, who took over as director after Singer's contract was terminated, said the film's success went "beyond any controversy".
Period drama "The Favourite", in which Olivia Colman stars as Britain's 18th century Queen Anne alongside Rachel Weisz, won seven BAFTAs, including outstanding British film, original screenplay, production design, costume design and make up and hair.
"We made a very British film, the story is very British," Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos told Reuters on the red carpet.
Bradley Cooper starred and directed "A Star Is Born", which scooped the award for best original music.
Mahershala Ali took the supporting actor prize for his role in "Green Book", set in the segregated U.S. South in the early 1960s.
Netflix black and white film "Roma" picked up the top prize at the BAFTAs, scooping best film as well as director.
Alfonso Cuaron's semi-autobiographical film, about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico, has won a string of prizes this awards season, further cementing its path to potential Oscar success.
"I'm very happy that they're embracing diversity in a moment in which...in a time in which the theatrical experience had become so gentrified," Cuaron told Reuters on the red carpet, being asked about Netflix's award success.