Newly announced Oscar dates ensures Baftas can move back later in the month.
Sid Gentle show, which has received 14 awards nominations, debuted in the US.
The move was revealed in a letter to members from Bafta film committee chairman Marc Samuelson
It has received a cautious welcome from US sales agents.
ROMA wins best film and best director, The Favourite wins seven awards including best actress for Olivia Colman.
Roma also wins best director, but The Favourite does take a night high of seven wins.
Director’s name removed from best British film category.
Schoonmaker is a regular colaborator with Martin Scorsese, winning Oscars for Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed.
Duo received outstanding contribution awards at separate events.
Distributor picks up company record 25 Bafta nods.