World War One epic All Quiet on the Western Front has dominated at the Baftas, taking home seven awards, including best film.
It also won best adapted screenplay, best film not in the English language and best director for Edward Berger.
Its seven wins mean it has broken the Bafta record for the most awards won by a film not in English.
The Banshees of Inisherin was among the other big winners, taking outstanding British film and two acting prizes.
The big winners
- 7 – All Quiet on the Western Front
- 4 – The Banshees of Inisherin
- 4 – Elvis
All Quiet on the Western Front is a screen adaptation of the 1928 novel by Erich Maria Remarque and in is his acceptance speech for best film not in the English language, Berger said the filmmakers “grew up with a responsibility to tell the story” and were honoured the public had “accepted it with overwhelming love”.
He also paid tribute to those fighting in Ukraine and also told the audience he was able to get over his own “doubt” thanks to his daughter Matilda, who had encouraged him to film the book she was reading at school.
Irish stars Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan won best supporting actress and actor, and the movie was named outstanding British film despite its Irish setting and storyline.
After winning that award, director Martin McDonagh initially joked: “Best ‘what’ award?” But he then clarified the film was eligible for the category thanks to its financing from Channel 4.
He also accepted the prize for best original screenplay. In his acceptance speech, he said: “Making such a sad film shouldn’t have been this much fun, but it was because of [the cast].”
Dublin-born Keoghan, who spent time in care as a child, dedicated his supporting actor prize to “the kids from the area that I came from who are dreaming to be something”.
In her own acceptance speech, Condon told McDonagh: “Thank you for all the parts you’ve given me throughout my career. They make me feel so proud to be an Irishwoman.”
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic was another big winner, also taking home four prizes – best casting, costume design, make-up and hair and best leading actor.
Austin Butler, who played the legendary singer in Elvis, said in his acceptance speech: “This is truly extraordinary. To my fellow nominees, I am in awe of you. I am so grateful for all these times we’ve been able to spend together.”
He added: “I want to thank the Presley family, I cannot thank you enough for your love. I hope I’ve made you proud.”
Elvis’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, died last month – shortly after the film triumphed at the Golden Globes.