Director Damien Chazelle's musical "La La Land" dominates BAFTA 2017

The 70th British Academy Film Awards was dominated by Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land that won five major awards.

Feb 13, 2017 17:50 IST
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 BAFTA 2017 The American musical-drama film ‘La La Land’ swept the top five awards at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, BAFTA. The film directed by Damien Chazelle had Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as the lead characters.

The film clinched the award for best film, best director, best actress, best cinematography and best original music, surpassing the strong competition it faced from other great films including 'I, Daniel Blake', 'Arrival', 'Lion' and 'Manchester by the Sea'.

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Other major awards included Best actor, which went to Casey Affleck for his role in 'Manchester by the Sea', Best Original Screenplay, which again went to the director of Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan and the Outstanding British Film award that went to the popular state-drama 'I, Daniel Blake' directed by veteran director Ken Loach.

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Furthermore, the award for best-supporting actor male went to the British-Indian actor Dev Patel for his performance in 'Lion' and the award for best-supporting actress female was given to Viola Davis for her role in the film, 'Fences'.

The winning streak displayed by the film 'La La Land' up until BAFTA is expected to continue further, especially since it has 14, a record number of nominations at the upcoming 89th Academy Awards ceremony (Oscars) that is scheduled to be held on 26 February 2017.

Full list of winners

Outstanding British film
I, Daniel Blake

Best film
La La Land

Best director
Damien Chazelle -La La Land

Best actor
Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea

Best actress
Emma Stone -La La Land

EE Rising Star award
Tom Holland

Best original music
La La Land

Best supporting actor
Dev Patel -Lion

Best supporting actress
Viola Davis –Fences

Best original screenplay
Manchester by the Sea

Best cinematography
La La Land - Linus Sandgren

Best make up & hair
Florence Foster Jenkins - J. Roy Helland and Daniel Phillips

Best costume design
Jackie - Madeline Fontaine

Best sound
Arrival - Sylvain Bellemare, Claude La Haye, and Bernard Gariépy Strobl

Best British short animation
A Love Story- Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, and Elena Ruscombe-King

Best British short film
Home- Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, and Scott O'Donnell

Best editing
Hacksaw Ridge- John Gilbert

Best production design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock

Best documentary
13th- Ava DuVernay

Best film not in the English language
Son of Saul - László Nemes and Gábor Sipos

Best adapted screenplay

Lion - Luke Davies

Best animated film
Kubo and the Two Strings - Travis Knight

Best special visual effects
The Jungle Book - Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, and Adam Valdez

Best debut by a British writer, director or producer
Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers)

Outstanding British contribution to cinema
Curzon Cinemas

Bafta fellowship
Mel Brooks

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