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The firm looked at 11 of the glitzy award show's key categories to produce the analysis ahead of Sunday night's 71st BAFTAs - or British Academy Film Awards - happening at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The film took the first award of the night in the Best British film category, thanks to the British heritage of the director and writer, Martin McDonagh.

The film has been nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best PictureWhat is Three Billboards about?

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.

Sam Rockwell, who won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a dumb, racist cop in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri", described himself as a "journeyman actor" and dedicated the award to his "friend, Alan Rickman".

The film industry's biggest awards show outside of the USA saw a number of actors and directors make their mark two weeks before the Oscars.

The Bafta results will strengthen its chances at the Oscars in two weeks - although Bafta's last three best films have not gone on to win best picture at the Oscars.

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Allison Janney were among the actresses in black gowns on the red carpet following the all-black dress code adopted at the Golden Globes in January. This is thought to be because members of the royal family are discouraged from becoming involved with any political campaign or movements, and also generally don't wear black unless they are attending a funeral or Remembrance Day. William will also be presenting the Fellowship award - the ceremony's highest accolade - to director Ridley Scott.

In a statement, the group said the demonstration was meant to draw attention to Prime Minister Theresa May's domestic violence policies, which it called a "dangerous distraction" that will result in the arrests of more people who were abused. But, she read from the envelope and said, "And the victor is".

Raoul Peck's I am not a Negro, which traces history of racism in the United States, won the award for Best Documentary, while Pixar Animation Studios's Coco won the trophy for Best Animated Film.

The Shape of Water led the Bafta nominations with 12, but came away with three - best director, production design and original music.

However there were also those who avoided the blackout, with Best Actress victor Frances McDormand and Israeli model Hofit Golan among those in a different colour.

Three ads on outskirts, story of how a mor faces powers of a people of deep America to claim justice for her murdered daughter, has been proclaimed best film of Year at Bafta Gala, British Academy Awards conside The prelude to Oscars. James Ivory, won best adapted screenplay for "Call Me By Your Name".

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