'La La Land' Wins Best Film at British Academy Film Awards

Lynne Hanson
February 13, 2017

Hosted by Stephen Fry and held at London's Royal Albert Hall, this year's ceremony was attended by the likes of Meryl Streep, JK Rowling, Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman, Prince William and many, many more. "I think people need to speak their minds now more than ever".

EE's Rising Star award, the only one to be voted for by the public, was given to Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Tom Holland.

He said: "Wow, it's wonderful to be up here".

"I thank you from the bottom of my heart, it has been wonderful to be here".

"It's tough voting online, believe me, I know". Director Ken Loach's gritty I, Daniel Blake, a stinging critique of Britain's welfare system, was up for five awards.

Ken Loach's working class drama I, Daniel Blake was named best United Kingdom picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards. "Either way, it's an honour". Apart from this Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone starrer, also leading the nominations are top notch contenders like "Arrival", "Nocturnal Animals".

Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was awarded the production design accolade.

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Viola Davis, victor of the best supporting actress award, hit out at Trump's post-Golden Globes attack on Meryl Streep.

It stars Dave Johns as middle-aged carpenter Daniel and Hayley Squires as single mother Katie.

But she forget Williams momentarily and said "oh shit, I am so sorry", before continuing with her speech, in which she thanked Fences creator, the late playwright August Wilson, and the film's director Denzel Washington.

Emma Stone won best actress for her role in La La Land.

Set in World War II, Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of United States Army medic Desmond T Doss, who was at the Battle of Okinawa and refused to kill people.

Hugh Grant presented the award to Davis after he joked on stage about frequently playing "female roles" in his younger days at drama school.

Dan Lemmon won a Bafta along with his visual effects team for their work on the Jungle Book.

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