Casey Affleck won the best actor award for his performance in "Manchester By the Sea".
This year's British Academy Film and Television Awards take place on Sunday, February 12.
When asked when he hoped to see his award, Gilbert replied: "Not sure, hope someone will bring it back for me".
The event also features other top nominations such as "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" for Outstanding British Film, an expected deadlock for the Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role between Emily Blunt for her role in "The Girl On The Train" and Emma Stone in "La La Land", and between Jake Gyllenhaal in "Nocturnal Animals" and the heart-throb Ryan Gosling for the Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
BAFTA 2017 Awards Nominations for Best Film are - 1) Arrival - Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, and Aaron Ryder 2) I, Daniel Blake - Rebecca O'Brien 3) La La Land - Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt 4) Manchester by the Sea - Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, and Kevin J. Walsh 5) Moonlight - Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Adele Romanski.
The documentary Bafta went to U.S. prison system-based film 13th, and the award for film not in the English language went to Hungarian drama Son Of Saul.
"The most unvulnerable and poorest are treated by the government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful", he said.
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If Meryl Streep's criticism of President Trump at the Golden Globes is anything to go by, though, the biggest headlines of the night could well come from the acceptance speeches.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are hot favourites to take home best actor and actress trophies home.
Ahead of the awards ceremony, he urged the public to become active in politics.
Hosted by Stephen Fry, the awards were attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who presented a fellowship award to Mel Brooks.
He said: "I look at row after row of the most overrated people in the audience".
Flying the flag for United Kingdom filmmaking was Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake", which won the outstanding British film but lost out in four other categories.