'Handmaiden' director to celebrate after BAFTAs win

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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"). It also won the best foreign language film awarded by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online and San Francisco Film Critics Circle. 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.

The other acting awards went to Frances McDormand, who won Best Leading Actress for Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri, Sam Rockwell, who won Best Supporting Actor for his work in the same film, and Alison Janney, who won Best Supporting Actress for her work in I, Tonya.

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.

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The fans also roared for Lonzo Ball, who was selected for the USA roster but unable to play due to his lingering knee injury. The trade left Friday's Rising Stars Challenge as the only All-Star Weekend event with Laker participation.

All three are up for best film, alongside sun-drenched romance Call Me By Your Name and World War II drama Dunkirk.

Rockwell donned a Time's Up pin on his tuxedo and spoke on why the campaign for gender equality was important to him.

The mother of Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, who is now pregnant in her third trimester, however, did wear a black tie around her dress above her glowing figure, in what may have been a subtle nod to fellow women. "I appreciate well-organized civil disobedience", she said.

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The Boilermakers will be looking to break a three-game losing streak after taking an upset loss to Wisconsin Thursday night. Look for the Nittany Lions to take advantage of all the intangibles and added emotion to ride this one out in a close one.

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.

The Duchess of Cambridge was among those who opted not to dress entirely in black. This year's festivities were held on February 18 (local time) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. With his film winning five awards in all at these precursor prizes, the actor was in a buoyant mood backstage for our interview.

On the BAFTA Awards red carpet, stars took a cue from celebrities at the Golden Globes and wore black in support of Time's Up, the movement that aims to improve treatment of women in entertainment and other industries.

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He certainly made his last chance count Thursday, finally getting the only downhill honor missing from an impressive career. With her 16th goal in her fourth Olympics, Agosta moved into second all-time behind Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser (18).

"As Martin said I have a little trouble with compliance but I want you to know I stand in alliance with my sisters in black", the actress said about her dress, which was a contrast to the shades of black worn by swarms of women to show their solidarity with the Time's Up movement.

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