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La La Land, Casey Affleck, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Dev Patel lead 2017 BAFTA Winners

 

La La Land dances its way to five BAFTA wins, including Best Film
La La Land danced its way to five BAFTA wins, including Best Film

The British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA) awarded the modern-day musical La La Land five trophies today including Best Film, Director (Damien Chazelle) and Actress (Emma Stone). It came into the night with a field-best 11 nominations. This caps off an awards season run with wins from the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America and the Golden Globes on its way to the Oscars in exactly two weeks. Upon winning, Stone said, “In a time that’s so divisive it’s special we were able to come together tonight to celebrate the gift of positivity.”

Manchester by the Sea earned two BAFTAs, one for Kenneth Lonergan’s original screenplay and also Casey Affleck for Best Actor. “This is an honor Ill never forget,” said Affleck. “The reason I act is when I was a young kid my mom took me to Al-Anon meetings for children of alcoholics. It was therapy but it was acting and acting has sort of been that for me ever since.” In the supporting categories, Viola Davis won for Fences (she now has the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA) and a bit of a surprise in supporting actor with Dev Patel (Lion) besting SAG-winner Mahershala Ali and Golden Globe winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Interestingly, this mirrors last year a bit where three different actors won the top supporting awards throughout the season. Last year, Mark Rylance won BAFTA and went on to win the Oscar. Lion also surprised with a win for adapted screenplay.

Two of the five Best Film nominees, Moonlight and Nocturnal Animals, went home empty-handed. Moonlight came in with four nominations, Nocturnal Animals with a second-best nine. Arrival also had nine nominations and won for Sound. Eight of the last nine winners for Sound here have won the Oscar (which splits Sound into two categories, Editing and Mixing). Jackie won Costumes where the last eight winners have gone on to Oscar glory.

Hacksaw Ridge was best in Editing, Kubo and the Two Strings won over favorite Zootopia and Ava DuVernay’s film 13TH won Documentary. The EE Rising Star Award, which is voted on by the public, went to Tom Holland, the young star of the upcoming Spiderman: Homecoming and previously in Captain America: Civil War and The Impossible.

Here is the full list of winners:

BEST FILM
LA LA LAND Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Under the Shadow: BABAK ANVARI (Writer/Director), EMILY LEO, OLIVER ROSKILL, LUCAN TOH (Producers)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
SON OF SAUL László Nemes, Gábor Sipos

DOCUMENTARY
13TH Ava DuVernay

ANIMATED FILM
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Travis Knight

DIRECTOR
LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
LION Luke Davies

LEADING ACTOR
CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea

LEADING ACTRESS
EMMA STONE La La Land

SUPPORTING ACTOR
DEV PATEL Lion

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
VIOLA DAVIS Fences

ORIGINAL MUSIC
LA LA LAND Justin Hurwitz

CINEMATOGRAPHY
LA LA LAND Linus Sandgren

EDITING
HACKSAW RIDGE John Gilbert

PRODUCTION DESIGN
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock

COSTUME DESIGN
JACKIE Madeline Fontaine

MAKE UP & HAIR
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips

SOUND
ARRIVAL Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Sylvain Bellemare

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
THE JUNGLE BOOK Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
A LOVE STORY Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King

BRITISH SHORT FILM
HOME Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, Scott O’Donnell

EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
TOM HOLLAND

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), the International Press Academy and is the founder/editor of AwardsWatch.

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