Andy Serkis will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the 73rd EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony.
Bafta was heavily criticised for its all-white acting nominations and all-male director shortlist.
While Margot Robbie has received two nominations in the same category, it's been noted actors of colour have been overlooked completely.
‘Joker’ is leading the pack in the 2020 BAFTA nominations, bringing in 11 nods including Best Film, Best Director for Todd Phillips and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.
Joanna Lumley may be something of a national treasure, but whoever was writing her jokes as she presented last night’s BAFTAs truly and wholly let the side down. It seemed to imply that Hart’s downfall had something to do with Twitter.
Rami Malek has won the leading actor prize at the BAFTAs for Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek plays iconic British rocker Freddie Mercury in the film, which charts his life and pop career with Queen. Malek said: “This is truly extraordinary.
"I can only conclude that these people don’t really understand what was achieved by our team."
The accolades continue to roll in for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and, by default, controversial director Bryan Singer.
The Australian actor also called out the media for stirring up the social media backlash after her appearance at the BAFTAs.