Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was a big winner at Sunday night's British Academy of Film and Television Awards, winning five awards including Best Film.

Three Billboards also scooped the trophies for Outstanding British Film and Best Original Screenplay for writer-director McDonagh.

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Upon hearing that the film had been named Best Film, McDonagh said he felt "overwhelmed"

During his acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay, the London-Irish filmmaker said, "I would like to thank my muse, Sam Rockwell, for his brilliance - I love you, and let's do it again Sam."

Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand in Three Billboards

He then paid tribute to the film's leading star Frances McDormand, who was in the audience.

"I think what we're most proud of about this film, especially in this Time's Up year, is that it's a film about a woman who refuses to take any s*** any more, played by a woman who always refuses to take any s***," he said.

"I'd like to thank Frances McDormand for a performance that was as unapologetic as it was fearsome - I love you, and let's do it again, too."

McDormand was also a winner on the night, taking home the BAFTA for Best Lead Actress. Saoirse Ronan had also been nominated in that category for her Golden Globe-winning turn in Lady Bird but lost out to the Three Billboards star.

Sam Rockwell was accompanied by his partner Leslie Bibb at the ceremony

Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson were both nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for their performances in the film, with Rockwell taking the award on the night.

Rockwell paid tribute to the late Alan Rickman as he accepted his award, and quoted a line he accredited to the late actor, saying: "There are no great actors, only great roles."

He said that he was "humbled" to fend off competition from the others in the category, and that "this has been a real magical journey for me".

As he signed off, Rockwell said: "I'm very lucky to be here tonight, thank you to the British Academy, this is for my pal Alan Rickman, I'll see you at the bar!"

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Allison Janney in I, Tonya

In the Best Supporting Actress category, I, Tonya star Allison Janney danced her way to the stage to collect her award and joked that she "could simply murder a glass of water right now".

Janney thanked the I, Tonya team, and the film's writer Steven Rogers for insisting she play the role of LaVona Fay Golden, figure skater Tonya Harding's mother.

"You've given me a gift I will never forget, my friend, I love you, cheers," she said to Rogers.

Daniel Kaluuya with his Rising Star BAFTA

Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), who can currently be seen in Black Panther, won the EE Rising Star award.

On receiving the prize he thanked his mother saying, "Mum, you're the reason why I started, the reason why I'm here, and the reason why I keep going. Thank you for everything - this is yours."

Kaluuya's performance in Get Out also saw him nominated for Best Actor, with the award going to Darkest Hour star Gary Oldman.

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Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

Accepting his award, Oldman thanked his three sons and his "beautiful wife" for their support.

He also thanked Sir Winston Churchill who, he said, "held the line for honour, for integrity and freedom, for his nation".

"I thank you Sir Winston, I thank you and the Churchill family and, of course once again, BAFTA, I'm so grateful for this incredible honour," he said.

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water was another big winner on the night, with the filmmaker being named Best Director. 

The film also took home the awards for Original Music and Production Design.

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The Shape of Water

The BAFTA Winners in Full:

Best Film - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding British Film - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Leading Actress - Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Leading Actor - Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Supporting Actress - Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Supporting Actor - Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Director - The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Original Screenplay - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Adapted Screenplay - Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer  - I Am Not a Witch, Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director), Emily Morgan (Producer)

Film Not in the English Language - The Handmaiden

Documentary - I Am Not Your Negro

Animated Film - Coco

Original Music  - The Shape of Water

Cinematography - Blade Runner 2049

Editing - Baby Driver

Production Design - The Shape of Water

Costume Design - Phantom Thread

Make Up & Hair - Darkest Hour

Sound - Dunkirk

Special Visual Effects - Blade Runner 2049

British Short Animation  - Poles Apart

British Short Film  - Cowboy Dave

EE Rising Star Award (Voted for by the public)  - Daniel Kaluuya