2017 BAFTA Awards: ‘La La Land’ Tops in Almost Every Major Category
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
“La La Land,” Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Casey Affleck, “Manchester By the Sea”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
BEST ANIMATED FILM
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Viola Davis, “Fences”
“Manchester By the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan
“Lion,” Luke Davies
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
“Son of Saul,” Laszlo Nemes, Gabor Sipos
“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)
“La La Land,” Justin Hurwitz
“La La Land,” Linus Sandgren
“Hacksaw Ridge,” John Gilbert
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock
“Jackie,” Madeline Fontaine
MAKE UP AND HAIR
“Florence Foster Jenkins,” J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips
“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)
BAFTA FELLOWSHIP (PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED)