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The contrast couldn’t be greater between the two major award winners at the 2017 BAFTAs: the joyous musical ode to Hollywood that is La La Land (Best Film) and the miserable damnation of the British social service system [blamed on the Tories] that is I, Daniel Blake (Best British Film).

La La Land

The soul destroying masterwork, Son of Saul, from young Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes was voted Best Film Not in the English Language and awards for Manchester by the Sea continued the British Academy’s penchant for the dour, sour, melancholy and downside of life …

So no, no real surprises …. And Stephen Fry hosted the event for the 13th time. Does it well, though.

Australian biopic, Lion won two BAFTA Awards, with Dev Patel winning Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Saroo Brierley and Luke Davies winning Best Adapted Screenplay. The BAFTA Awards are the last major awards ceremony ahead of the upcoming Academy Awards, where Lion has six nominations.

Best Film: La La Land
Best British Film in 2017: I, Daniel Blake
Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel, Lion
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences

Best Film Not in the English Language: Son of Saul
Best Documentary: 13th
Best Animated Film: Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay: Luke Davies, Lion

Best Editing: John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge
Best Production Design: Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best Costume Design: Madeline Fontaine, Jackie
Best Makeup and Hair: J. Roy Helland and Daniel Phillips, Florence Foster Jenkins >Best Sound: Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Sylvain Bellemare, Arrival
Best Special Visual Effects: Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones and Adam Valdez, The Jungle Book

Best British Short Animation: A Love Story
Best British Short Film: Home
The EE Rising Star Award: Tom Holland

Best Original Music: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2017: Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari (writer/director), and Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh (producers)

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