BAFTA hosts Richard E Grant and Alison Hammond get a positive reaction from viewers

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BAFTA hosts Richard E Grant and Alison Hammond have received a positive reaction from viewers during this year's award ceremony.

Grant opened the show in typical glamorous fashion, wearing an all-white cape, white suit jacket and black trousers. He was joined by Hollywood legend Steve Martin in the opening video, with Martin giving him tips on how to host the ceremony.

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In his opening monologue – in front of an audience including Everything Everywhere All At Once stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Yeoh, Elvis director Baz Luhrman and royal guests Prince William and Kate Middleton – Grant showcased various accents (including Cockney gangster and French), in an effort to show he's suitable for more acting jobs, as well as making a jibe at Daniel Day Lewis' retirement from acting.

Viewers took to Twitter to share how much they enjoyed Grant's appearance, saying:

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This Morning's Alison Hammond then joined Grant on stage, and the reaction from viewers was similarly positive. The glowing reviews continued when Hammond was interviewing stars in the BAFTA Studio later in the show:

Winners on the night included Kerry Condon, who won best supporting actress for The Banshees of Inisherin and Barry Keoghan, who won best supporting actor for the same film. Other winners include Aftersun, All Quiet on the Western Front and Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The ceremony saw a performance from West Side Story's Ariana de Bose and a tribute to the Queen from Dame Helen Mirren, which focused on the relationship Her Majesty had with BAFTA.

Check out the list of winners as they're announced during the ceremony here and find out what all the stars wore on the red carpet here.

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