Richard Curtis was previously criticised for the lack of same-sex relationships and racial diversity in his films.
The two-time Oscar winner was met with controversy over her role in The Thing About Pam.
The reality star came under fire when she spoke about the measures she took to lose a significant amount of weight before the Met Gala.
He compared the Oscar-winning star's attempt to "Princess Margaret having a stroke".
The two actors have remained close since appearing in Bridget Jones's Diary together almost 20 years ago.
The two actors, who quietly dated from 2009 to 2011, bumped into each other at the ceremony.
This lot were partying into the wee hours after the biggest night in the film calendar.
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.
After Renée was awarded Best Actress for her performance in Judy, Hugh couldn't resist referencing her iconic past role.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Game Of Thrones and Joaquin Phoenix were also among the night's big winners.