2017 BAFTA Awards: ‘La La Land’ Tops in Almost Every Major Category

Emma Stone

As expected, the frothy musical La La Land dominated the EE British Academy Film Awards, winning in almost every major category including Best Film, Director (Damien Chazelle), Lead Actress (Emma Stone), Cinematography (Linus Sandgren) and Original Music (Justin Hurwitz).

The other big winner at the 70th annual BAFTAs ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry, is Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake as Best British Film.

Casey Affleck won Leading Actor for his performance in Manchester by the Sea, which also won Original Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan), while other unexpected wins include Viola Davis, taking home Best Supporting Actress for Fences and Dev Patel, landing Best Supporting Actor for Lion.

Kubo and the Two Strings took the award for Animated Film, while Hungarian holocaust drama, Son of Saul, won the award for Film Not in the English Language. Also Ava DuVernay’s 13th, exploring race in the US criminal justice system, won for Best Documentary.

The critical favorite Moonlight was shut out since it only just got a limited release in the United Kingdom this past weekend.

FULL WINNERS LIST

BEST FILM

“La La Land,” Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

LEADING ACTOR

Casey Affleck, “Manchester By the Sea”

LEADING ACTRESS

Emma Stone, “La La Land”

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“Kubo and the Two Strings”

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Dev Patel, “Lion”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis, “Fences”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Manchester By the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Lion,” Luke Davies

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

“Son of Saul,” Laszlo Nemes, Gabor Sipos

DOCUMENTARY

“13th,” Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, Howard Barish

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

“I, Daniel Blake,” Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Babak Anvari (Writer/Director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (Producers), “Under the Shadow”

EE RISING STAR AWARD (VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC)

Tom Holland

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 AND HAIR

“Florence Foster Jenkins,” J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips

SOUND

“Arrival,” Sylvain Bellemare, Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

“The Jungle Book”

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

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA (PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED)

Curzon

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP (PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED)

Mel Brooks

One Response to 2017 BAFTA Awards: ‘La La Land’ Tops in Almost Every Major Category

  1. Sean says:

    I loved Whiplash, but I just couldn’t love La La Land.

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