March 27, 2017

‘La La Land’ wins top honours at BAFTA Awards 2017 ; See the full list of winners

Hollywood’s romantic musical ‘La La Land’ won in five categories of its 11 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Leading Actress for Emma Stone, at the 70th BAFTA Awards here on Sunday.

The movie was also honored for its Original Music by Justin Hurwitz and Cinematography by Linus Sandgren at the Royal Albert Hall, setting high expectations from the film’s journey at the forthcoming Academy Awards, where it has 14 nominations.Stone, who plays an aspiring actress in the movie, said “La La Land was one of the greatest working experiences of my life”.

She also thanked the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for bringing the industry together to ‘celebrate the positive gift of creativity, how it can transcend borders and make people feel a little less alone’,
Her co-star in the film, Ryan Gosling lost out the Best Leading Actor accolade to Casey Affleck’s performance in ‘Manchester By The Sea’.

Nevertheless, the ‘La La Land’ team had much to cheer.

Chazelle beat competition from Denis Villeneuve (‘Arrival’), Ken Loach (‘I, Daniel Blake’), Kenneth Lonergan (‘Manchester by the Sea’) and Tom Ford (‘Nocturnal Animals’) for the Best Director honour.

The movie about a romance between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who chase their dreams — also had a golden run of winning seven honours at the 74th Golden Globe Awards last month.

SEE the full list of winners 

Best film – La La Land

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)

Outstanding British Film – I, Daniel Blake

EE Rising Star – Tom Holland ( Winner)

Original Screenplay – Manchester by the Sea

Cinematography – La La Land

Best Director – Damien Chazelle ( La La Land)

Adapted Screenplay – Lion

Outstanding Debut – Babak Anvari (Writer/Director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (Producers) ( Under the Shadow)

Film Not in the English Language – Son of Saul

Documentary – 13th

Animated Film – Kubo and the Two String

Editing – Hacksaw Ridge

Make Up and Hair – Florence Foster Jenkins

Costume Design – Jackie

Production Design – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Special Visual Effects – The Jungle Book

Original Music – La La Land

Sound – Arrival

British Short Film – Home

British Short Animation – A Love Story

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