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The Favourite’s Weisz and Colman back gay rights on Baftas red carpet


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Bafta winners Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz have been hailed as LGBT heroes after proclaiming their support for the community on the red carpet before Sunday’s awards show.

Twitter user @lgbtdisney asked the pair to voice their support into a camera outside the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night before they were both commended for their roles as lovers in period drama The Favourite.

Although @lgbtdisney could not be reached for comment, the videos have since been shared thousands of times across the social network.

Hundreds of Twitter users praised the actors as well as @lgbtdisney for standing up for gay rights.

The Favourite, in which royal courtiers Weisz and Emma Stone compete for the affections of Colman’s Queen Anne, picked up seven Baftas including best British film, as well as accolades for its writing and design.

The film is nominated for six Oscars as well as outstanding film at the GLAAD Media awards, which honour the best representations of the LGBT community in film and television.

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