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La La Land Dominates at the BAFTAs

February 12, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

La La Land continued the march toward its increasingly-inevitable big night at the Academy Awards by winning big at the BAFTAs over the weekend. The musical dramedy took home five awards at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday with wins for Best Film, Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Cinematography and Best Original Music. The wins are the latest for the film’s awards momentum, which has been largely unstoppable since award season kicked off with critics awards and the Golden Globes.

In other wins, Casey Affleck picked up Best Actor for Manchester By the Sea, a crucial win in what is viewed as a tight Oscar race between him and Denzel Washington for Fences. Washington’s co-star Viola Davis won for Best Supporting Actress while Dev Patel won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Lion. Kubo and the Two Strings won Best Animated Film over Oscar frontrunner Zootopia and I, Daniel Blake took home the award for Outstanding British Film in 2017 over American Honey, Denial, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Notes on Blindness and Under the Shadow.

The full list of winners is below:

Best Film: La La Land
Best Actress: Emma Stone – La La Land
Best Director: Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Best Actor: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren – La La Land
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel – Lion
Best Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer in 2017: Under the Shadow
Best Special Visual Effects: Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez – The Jungle Book
Best Animated Film: Kubo and the Two Strings – Travis Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – Fences
Best Adapted Screenplay: Luke Davies – Lion
Best Film Not in the English Language: Son of Saul – László Nemes, Gábor Sipos
Best Documentary: 13th – Ava DuVernay
Best Production Design: Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best Editing: John Gilbert – Hacksaw Ridge
Best Costume Design: Madeline Fontaine – Jackie
Best Sound: Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Sylvain Bellemare – Arrival
Best Original Music: Justin Hurwitz – La La Land
Best Make-Up and Hair: J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips – Florence Foster Jenkins
Outstanding British Film in 2017: I, Daniel Blake – Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty