Sunday, February 12, 2017

"La La Land" Emerges Victorious At BAFTAs

La La Land continues its dominance even though it won only 5 BAFTAs: Best Film, Direction, Actress, Cinematography, and Score. We know now that after winning the Globe, PGA, and now this, La La Land has Best Picture in the bag. The question now is how many Oscars it will win and not whether it will win.

Other major takeaways include Lion and Manchester By The Sea holding strong with 2 awards a piece. Lion shockngly won Adapted Screenplay and managed a Supporting Actor win for Dev Patel, making him a formidable challenger to frontrunner and SAG Winner Mahershala Ali. Last year's Supporting Actor winner, Mark Rylance, won the BAFTA before winning the Oscar so a similar pattern could be formed. Also, Moonlight walked away empty handed and I think any hope it would upset La La Land has been dashed. It might not go home empty handed at the Oscars but it's unlikely to win Best Picture. Other takeaways include Kubo And The Two Strings winning Animated Feature over Zootopia, Hacksaw Ridge winning Film Editing over ACE winners La La Land and Arrival, and Arrival managing to win Best Sound. If La La Land doesn't sweep the Oscars, winning nearly everything, the tech winners here in the BAFTAs could easily translate to wins at the Oscar ceremony.

Check out the full list of winners down below:

Outstanding British Film: I, Daniel Blake

EE Rising Star: Tom Holland

Best Makeup & Hair: J. Roy Helland and Daniel Phillips, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Original Music: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

Best Costume Design: Madeline Fontaine, Jackie

Best Sound: Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariepy Strobl, Sylvain Bellemare, Arrival

British Short Animation: A Love Story

British Short Film: Home

Best Editing: John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge

Best Production Design: Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Best Documentary: 13th

Best Film Not In The English Language: Son of Saul

Best Adapted Screenplay: Luke Davies, Lion

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences

Best Animated Film: Kubo And The Two Strings

Best Special Visual Effects: The Jungle Book

Outstanding Debut By British Writer, Director, Or Producer: Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh, Under The Shadow

Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel, Lion

Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea

Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land

Best Leading Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea

David Lean Award for Directing: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Leading Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Film: La La Land

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