‘La La Land’ Wins (Pretty) Big at BAFTAs

Chris Tilly

La La Land won big at this year’s BAFTAs, though the movie didn’t quite sweep the board as it’s expected to at the Oscars come the end of the month. The acclaimed musical picked up five awards, including best film, best director for Damien Chazelle, and best actress for Emma Stone.

Elsewhere the BAFTAs were spread across numerous movies, with Casey Affleck winning best actor for Manchester by the Sea, Viola Davis best supporting actress for Fences, and Dev Patel supporting actor for Lion.

Lion and Manchester by the Sea won the adapted and original screenplay prizes respectively, while I, Daniel Blake was best British film, Son of Saul best foreign film, and Kubo and the Two Strings best animated film.

And spanning the generations, new Spider-Man Tom Holland – who is 20-years-old – was named Rising Star, while 90-year-old Mel Brooks was given the BAFTA fellowship.

The full list of winners can be viewed below…

Best Film – La La Land

Director – Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Actor – Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Actress – Emma Stone, La La Land

Supporting Actor – Dev Patel, Lion

Supporting Actress – Viola Davis, Fences

Original Screenplay – Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Adapted Screenplay – Luke Davies, Lion

Outstanding British Film – I, Daniel Blake

Outstanding British Debut – Under the Shadow

Animated Film – Kubo and the Two Strings

Film Not in the English Language – Son of Saul

Documentary – 13th

Special Visual Effects – The Jungle Book

Cinematography – La La Land

Production Design – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Editing – Hacksaw Ridge

Sound – Arrival

Costume Design – Jackie

Make-up & Hair – Florence Foster Jenkins

Original Music – La La Land

British Short Film – Home

British Short Animation – A Love Story

Outstanding Contribution – Curzon

Rising Star – Tom Holland

Bafta Fellowship – Mel Brooks

Chris Tilly
FANDOM Managing Editor in the UK. At this point my life is a combination of 1980s horror movies, Crystal Palace football matches, and episodes of I'm Alan Partridge. The first series. When he was in the travel tavern. Not the one after.