People love this video of Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz saying ‘gay rights’ at the Baftas

A lot of people won awards last night but nobody won the Baftas like Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz.

The Favourite won big at last night’s show with a huge seven awards.

And the film’s stars (sans Emma Stone) took home top prizes for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, which inspired this instant classic acceptance speech from Colman.

But for many people, the night will be remembered for this:

Twitter user @lgbtdisney captured the moment homophobia was defeated on the red carpet, in between selfies with Andy Serkis and Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor.

But it almost didn't happen at all.

Although Weisz is a vocal LGBT ally, it took some work to get her to agree to the video.

When Colman heard about it, she was more than happy to do her own version.

Naturally, the clip sent fans of The Favourite wild.

Unfortunately, Emma Stone couldn’t attend last night’s show, but the Bafta team came up with a clever way to make sure her presence was still felt.

And while we’re here, let’s have a quick reminder of why Rachel Weisz is an iconic ally.

Looking back, some people had pretty low expectations for what they were hoping for from the Bafta red carpet.

The Favourite cast will bring gay rights to the Oscars on 24 February.

HT: Twitter Moments

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