He heaped praise on co-star (and Best Actress winner) Frances McDormand and writer/director Martin McDonagh, who won for his original script. McDonagh also picked up prizes for producing this character study, which became only the second in BAFTA history to win both Best Picture and Best British Film (after "The King's Speech").
Award season's favourite Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has inspired online activist group Avaaz's protest near Miami, Florida following the deadly shooting at a Parkland high school. This last title has been big surprise in an edition of Bafta that has perched at same time to podium of best film next to category of Best British film.
Best Leading Actress victor Frances McDormand, who did not wear black, offered her support to the Time's Up movement onstage while accepting her award.
George Groves records unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr
The victor will advance to the final of the tournament but more than that, will mark himself out as the top dog in the division. His opponent George Groves is available at 6/4 to complete the biggest victory of his short, but esteemed career thus far.
On the night Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri cleaned up at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the red carpet played host to a parade of stars wearing black.
"And as we've seen this year, sometimes anger is the only way to get people to listen and to change, so we're thrilled that Bafta has recognised this".
Tillerson Says US-Turkey Relations are Boiling Over, Promises Cooperation
Ankara considers the YPG to be an arm of the PKK, a banned Kurdish group that has waged a decades-long insurgency in Turkey. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Ankara , Turkey February 15, 2018.
Meanwhile, in an open letter published Sunday before the awards, nearly 200 British and Irish stars backed a new fund to help women facing sexual harassment and abuse at work.
British royals avoid making overtly political statements or gestures, so there was little surprise when the Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear a dark green dress, by British designer Jenny Packham, as she accompanied husband Prince William, president of Bafta, to the ceremony.
Patrick Brown booted from Ontario PC caucus: Fedeli
Interim Leader Vic Fedeli, who has said he believes the women accusers, announced Friday Brown was no longer wanted in the party. Earlier on Friday before he had a chance to officially enter the race, Brown was forcibly removed from the party's caucus.
Gary Oldman bagged the Best Actor award at the BAFTA Film Awards last night (February 18), beating Daniel Day-Lewis in a race that will be replayed next month at the Oscars. "I've done a lot of great parts", before elaborating on this role that has earned him the most acclaim of his thirty-year career. "And so I did", she said as she thanked directors - the Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson and McDonagh for helping her realise "my hidden potential". "But I want you to know that I stand in full solidarity with my sisters tonight in black".