Saoirse Ronan missed out on Best Actress gong

There were mixed fortunes for the Irish at last night's BAFTA awards in London.

Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri landed the Best Film Award, while McDonagh himself picked up the Original Screenplay statue.

However, there was disappointment for Saoirse Ronan who missed out on the Best Actress gong.

That went to Frances McDormand for her role in Three Billboards, with that film's Sam Rockwell named Best Supporting Actor.

McDormand praised the stars who wore black in solidarity with the 'Me Too' and 'Time's Up' movements, while also celebrating activists that have drawn inspiration from Three Billboards for real-world acts of 'civil disobedience' .

Gary Oldman has won the best leading actor BAFTA for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Allison Janney was best supporting actress for I, Tonya.

Guillermo del Toro was awarded the Best Director gong for The Shape of Water, while Call Me By Your Name won Best Adapted Screenplay.

Prince William was at the ceremony to present veteran director Ridley Scott with the Fellowship award - given by the British academy to someone who has made an exceptional contribution to film.

Host Joanna Lumley, meanwhile, paid tribute to the 'Time's Up' movement, highlighting the "determination to eradicate the abuse of women all over the world".