BAFTA Award Winners 2017

On Sunday evening, the 70th annual EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), were held at the Royal Albert Hall, marking one of the biggest nights in the entertainment calendar with Stephen Fry once again presenting the ceremony. There were no surprises as to who the big winners were on the night…

Heading into the ceremony, LA LA LAND led the pack of films with 11 nominations, followed by ARRIVAL and NOCTURNAL ANIMALS with nine each. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA had six, while the British contingent was led by I, DANIEL BLAKE, LION, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS and FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, with four. MOONLIGHT and HACKSAW RIDGE also earned four.

LA LA LAND picked up six big wins with Director Damien Chazelle winning for the uplifting Hollywood musical, as did Emma Stone in the Best Leading Actress category.

Ryan Gosling lost out to fellow Golden Globe winner Casey Affleck, who is definitely looking the hot favourite now to win at the Oscars later this month for his performance in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA. 

“This is an honour I’ll never forget,” said Affleck. “The reason I act is when I was a young kid my mum took me to Alcohol Anonymous meetings for children of alcoholics. It was therapy but it was acting and acting has sort of been that for me ever since.”

Casey Affleck BAFTA Award Winners

The film’s director, Kenneth Lonergan also won the BAFTA for best original screenplay.

LA LA LAND also took the top prizes for Best Film, Original Music, Costume and Cinematography.

Viola Davis took the gong in the Best Supporting Actress categories for FENCES, waving off tough competition Hayley Squires (I, DANIEL BLAKE), Michelle Williams (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA), Naomie Harris (MOONLIGHT) and Nicole Kidman (LION).   

Viola Davis BAFTA Award Winners

British star Dev Patel was overwhelmed as he was awarded the Best Supporting Actor gong for his role in Garth Davis’ film, LION.

“Wow, that just happened,” he said on taking to the stage. “This is so overwhelming. I sit at home and watch this with my family, who are here with me tonight.”

Dev Patel BAFTA Award Winner

Tom Holland won the EE Rising Star Award seeing off competition from the likes of Anya Taylor-Joy, Lucas Hedges, Ruth Negga and Laia Costa.

Tom Holland Bafta Awards winners

With exactly two weeks to go until the Oscars, how much of an accurate indicator will this be for the big winners on that night too? Only time will tell.

Here are the full list of winners:

Best make up & hair

Doctor Strange
WINNER: Florence Foster Jenkins
Hacksaw Ridge

Nocturnal Animals
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best original music

WINNER: La La Land

Nocturnal Animals

Best costume design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
WINNER: Jackie
La La Land

Best sound

WINNER: Arrival
Deepwater Horizon

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best British short animation

The Alan Dimension
WINNER: A Love Story

Best British short film

Mouth of Hell

The Party

Best editing

WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals

Best production design

Doctor Strange
WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

Best documentary

WINNER: 13th
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

The Eagle Huntress
Notes on Blindness

Best film not in the English language

WINNER: Son of Saul
Toni Erdmann

Best adapted screenplay

Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
Nocturnal Animals

Best supporting actress

Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
WINNER: Viola Davis (Fences)

Best animated film

Finding Dory
WINNER: Kubo and the Two Strings

Best special visual effects

Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
WINNER: The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best debut by a British writer, director or producer

The Girl With All the Gifts – Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)
The Hard Stop – George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)
Notes on Blindness – Peter Middleton (writer/director/producer), James Spinney (writer/director), Jo-Jo Ellison (producer)
The Pass – John Donnelly (writer), Ben A Williams (director)
WINNER: Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers)

Best supporting actor

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
WINNER: Dev Patel (Lion)
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Outstanding British contribution to cinema

Curzon Cinemas

Best original screenplay

Hell or High Water
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
WINNER: Manchester By the Sea

Best cinematography

Hell or High Water
WINNER: La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

Best actor

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
WINNER: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Best director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
WINNER: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By the Sea)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)

Best actress

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
WINNER: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best film

I, Daniel Blake
WINNER: La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

Bafta fellowship

Mel Brooks

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