2017 BAFTA Film Award Winners Announced, La La Land Wins Big

The ceremony for the 2017 BAFTA Film Awards took place last night (hosted by Stephen Fry), 12 February and here’s the full list of winners.

La La Land, Damien Chazzel’s contemporary jazz musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone had eleven nominations, of which it won five – Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography (by Linus Sandgren), Best Music (by Justin Hurwitz) and Best Leading Actress for Stone.

Kenneth Lonergan’s drama Manchester by the Sea had six nominations and won two awards – Best Leading Actor for Casey Affleck and Best Original Screenplay for Lonergan.

Garth Davis’s drama Lion also had six nominations and two wins – Best Adapted Screenplay (by Luke Davies) and Best Supporting Actor for Dev Patel.

Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in Denzel’s Washington’s Fences. This is the first BAFTA for all four acting award winners (Stone, Affleck, Patel and Davis).

Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake was named the Outstanding British Film of the year.

Ava DuVernay’s 13th (now available on Netflix) exploring race in the US criminal justice system, won Best Documentary.

Kubo and the Two Stings won Best Animated Film.

Hungarian holocaust drama, Son of Saul, won Best Film Not of the English Language.
Arrival only won one award despite nine nominations – it took home Best Sound (by Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Sylvain Bellemare).
Hacksaw Ridge’s John Gilbert won the award for Best Editing. The movie had five nominations total.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, also with five nominations, won Best Production Design (by Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock).

Florence Foster Jenkins was nominated in four categories and won Best Make Up and Hair (by J. Roy Helland and Daniel Phillips).

Jackie, nominated in three categories, won Best Costume Design (by Madeline Fontaine)

The Jungle Book won Best Special Effects (by Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R Jones and Adam Valdez).

Writer/director Babak Anvari and producers Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh received the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Under the Shadow.

Home won the British Short Film award and A Love Story won British Short Animation.

The EE Rising Star Award, as voted for by the public, went to Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War).

The Special Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was presented to film distributor and exhibitor Curzon for its work in bringing art house and foreign language cinema to British audiences.

Legendary writer, director, actor and producer Mel Brooks was given the BAFTA Fellowship, the Academy’s highest honor.

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