Islander turned Hollywood movie executive, Dame Donna Langley, was given a special mention by Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy, as he collected his BAFTA for best actor.

Dame Donna, who is the chair of NBCUniversal Studio Group, sat behind filmmaker Christopher Nolan and his wife, producer Emma Thomas at last night's ceremony.

Oppenheimer swept the awards, winning best film, best director, best actor and best supporting actor.

In his acceptance speech, Murphy paid tribute to Dame Donna.

He said: "I want to thank Donna Langley at Universal for making this perfect home for our movie".

On Christopher Nolan, who won for best director, Murphy said: "Thank for always pushing me and demanding excellence because that is what you deliver time and time again.”

Isle of Wight County Press: Cillian Murphy at last night's BAFTAs.Cillian Murphy at last night's BAFTAs.

Isle of Wight County Press: Dame Donna receiving her damehood.Dame Donna receiving her damehood.

Paying tribute to the crew and cast after picking up the award for best film, Emma Thomas said: "Thank you to Universal, Donna Langley and everybody on the team."

Dame Donna who attended Lake Middle School and Carisbrooke High School originally arrived in Los Angeles with no credentials or connections, and rose to become a major Hollywood movie executive, becoming the first British woman to head a major film studio.

Franchises she has presided over include Fast and Furious, Jurassic World, the Bourne series, Pitch Perfect, Illumination’s Despicable Me as well as Fifty Shades and Mamma Mia.

In July 2022, she received a damehood from King Charles, who was Prince Charles at the time.

Dame Donna's sister Andrea Page, who lives on the Island, attended and the family all got together afterwards for a meal.

Christopher Nolan’s epic biopic about J Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist described as the father of the atomic bomb, scored seven awards at the ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Robert Downey Jnr also took home the best supporting actor prize for his role as Lewis Strauss, head of the Atomic Energy Commission.

The film also won the Baftas for best cinematography, score and editing.