Those stars appearing remotely used the occasion to get dressed up too.
It was also a big night for Promising Young Woman and Nomadland.
This year's awards will be given out over two nights, Bafta has also confirmed.
Most of this year's nominees are largely from streaming services or are yet to debut in the UK following a year like no other.
From the Brits and the Baftas to the Grammys and the Globes, there have been major changes across the board.
The Cats star stole the spotlight with her speech during this year's awards show.
Line Of Duty, Coronation Street and Love Island are also in the running.
Due to lockdown restrictions, the ceremony will be going ahead with a few key changes this year.
The British Academy Film Awards, 2020 are over, with World War I epic 1917 being the biggest winner, winning seven awards including best picture and best director. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor with Renée Zellwegger picking up Best Actress. Rebel Wilson stole the show with Brad Pitt joking about Brexit via Margot Robbie.