UPDATE with full list of winners: Lionsgate’s La La Land was named the Best Film at the 70th annual BAFTA Awards in London, capping a night in which it won a leading five awards and further cemented its frontrunner status at the Oscars two weeks from now. Damian Chazelle was named Best Director and Emma Stone won Leading Actress to pace the pic, which also snagged wins for Justin Hurwitz’s original score and Linus Sandgren’s cinematography.
Amazon/Roadside Attractions’ Manchester By The Sea and The Weinstein Company’s Lion were the only two other films to win more than once in the ceremony at Royal Albert Hall. As expected, Manchester‘s Casey Affleck took the Leading Actor trophy, while Kenneth Lonergan won for Original Screenplay. Lion took wins for Luke Davies’ Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor for Dev Patel, the latter a mild upset (though Patel is beloved in the UK) over Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali.
It was not to be the night for A24’s Moonlight, probably the Oscars’ second favorite right now, which was shut out here despite four noms. It was even less satisfying for Focus Features’ Nocturnal Animals, which failed to win despite nine nominations. That had tied it with Arrival just behind La La Land‘s leading 11 noms going into the night.
Ken Loach’s Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake had five noms, and he finally won his first-ever BAFTA with the night’s first award, for Outstanding British Film.
We live blogged the show. Check out below for how it all went down: