Roma, Olivia Colman And Rami Malek win BAFTA awards

Roma, Olivia Colman And Rami Malek win BAFTA awards

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Netflix black-and-white production Roma triumphed at the BAFTA film awards on Sunday.

With this, the Oscar chance for the Roma has gone up and Netflix, the US streaming giant has given big threat to mainstream film industry.

The film Roma portrays domestic strife and social hierarchy amid political turmoil and focuses on a housekeeper and nanny called Cleo, played by indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio. Netflix UK tweeted its congratulations, saying it was a "deeply moving film and deserves all the love it's getting".

The Favourite which picked up Best Actress for Olivia Colman as Queen Anne and Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz playing her confidante and lover.

The film, about a cantankerous 18th-century British queen and her scheming court, had been nominated for 12 awards and picked up seven on the night. "She doesn't take herself too seriously and she enjoys what she's doing," Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos said of Olivia Colman.

Olivia Colman, 45, was up against Glenn Close (The Wife) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) - the same power duo she will face at the Oscars on February 24.(UNI)