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La La Land dominates at this year's BAFTAs
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La La Land dominates at this year's BAFTAs

La La Land was amongst the biggest winners at the year's BAFTAs, picking up a total of five awards including Best Film, with its director Damien Chazelle and leading lady Emma Stone also taking home the awards for Best Director and Best Actress. Chazelle's film also picked up awards for Best Original Music, Cinematography and Costume Design.

Casey Affleck continued his awards season hot streak, adding the BAFTA for Best Actor to his recent list of award wins for his role in Manchester by the Sea, while the film's director Kenneth Lonnergan also took home the award for Best Original Screenplay.

The award for Best Supporting Actor went to a visibly stunned Dev Patel in recognition of his role in Garth Davis' film Lion, with the film's writer Luke Davies also picking up the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, while Viola Davis was handed the award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Denzel Washington's emotive drama Fences.

Veteran director Ken Loach was also amongst this year's winners, picking up a long-overdue BAFTA for Outstanding British Film in recognition of his work on I, Daniel Blake, while the award for Outstanding Debut for a British Writer, Director or Producer was handed to Babak Anvari's Under The Shadow.

Elsewhere there were also wins for Travis Knight's Kubo & the Two Strings, which took home the award for Best Animated Film, and 13th, which earned the Best Documentary award for its makers Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish.

This year's EE Rising Star Award, voted for the public, was won by Tom Holland, who beat off competition from a talented group of emerging actors that also included Anya Taylor-Joy, Lucas Hedges, Ruth Negga and Laia Costa. Holland is due to star in the newly rebooted Spider-Man: Homecoming, set to arrive on cinema screens this summer.

 

 

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La La Land Limited Edition Steelbook Damien Chazelle

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