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70th British Academy Film Awards

70th British Academy Film Awards
Date12 February 2017
SiteRoyal Albert Hall, London
Hosted byStephen Fry
Best FilmLa La Land
Best British FilmI, Daniel Blake
Best ActorCasey Affleck
Manchester by the Sea
Best ActressEmma Stone
La La Land
Most awardsLa La Land (5)
Most nominationsLa La Land (11)

The 70th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 12 February 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2016. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades were handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2016.

The nominees were announced on 10 January 2017 by actor Dominic Cooper and actress Sophie Turner.[1] La La Land received the most nominations in eleven categories; Arrival and Nocturnal Animals followed with nine each.[2]

Winners and nominees

Damien Chazelle, Best Director winner
Casey Affleck, Best Actor winner
Emma Stone, Best Actress winner
Dev Patel, Best Supporting Actor winner
Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress winner
Kenneth Lonergan, Best Original Screenplay winner
Luke Davies, Best Adapted Screenplay winner
Justin Hurwitz, Best Original Music winner
Tom Holland, EE Rising Star Award winner

The nominees were announced on 10 January 2017.[2] The winners were announced on 12 February 2017.[3]

BAFTA Fellowship

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

Best Film Best Director

La La LandFred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt

Damien ChazelleLa La Land

Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role

Casey AffleckManchester by the Sea as Lee Chandler

Emma StoneLa La Land as Mia Dolan

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Dev PatelLion as Saroo Brierley

Viola DavisFences as Rose Maxson

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

Kenneth LonerganManchester by the Sea

Luke DaviesLion

Best Cinematography Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Linus SandgrenLa La Land

Babak Anvari (Writer/Director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, and Lucan Toh (Producers) – Under the Shadow

Outstanding British Film Best Documentary

I, Daniel BlakeKen Loach, Rebecca O'Brien, and Paul Laverty

13thAva DuVernay

Best Original Music Best Sound

La La LandJustin Hurwitz

ArrivalSylvain Bellemare, Claude La Haye, and Bernard Gariépy Strobl

Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemStuart Craig and Anna Pinnock

The Jungle BookRobert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, and Adam Valdez

Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair

JackieMadeline Fontaine

Florence Foster JenkinsJ. Roy Helland and Daniel Phillips

Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language

Hacksaw RidgeJohn Gilbert

Son of SaulLászló Nemes and Gábor Sipos

Best Animated Film Best Short Animation

Kubo and the Two StringsTravis Knight

A Love Story – Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, and Elena Ruscombe-King

  • The Alan Dimension – Jac Clinch, Jonathan Harbottle, and Millie Marsh
  • Tough – Jennifer Zheng
Best Short Film EE Rising Star Award

Home – Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, and Scott O'Donnell

  • Consumed – Richard John Seymour
  • Mouth of Hell – Bart Gavigan, Samir Mehanović, Ailie Smith, and Michael Wilson
  • The Party – Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming, Andrea Harkin, and Conor MacNeill
  • Standby – Jack Hannon and Charlotte Regan

Tom Holland

Films with multiple nominations and awards

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
11 La La Land
9 Arrival
Nocturnal Animals
6 Manchester by the Sea
5 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
I, Daniel Blake
4 Florence Foster Jenkins
3 Doctor Strange
Hell or High Water
Notes on Blindness
2 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Under the Shadow
Films that received multiple awards
Nominations Film
5 La La Land
2 Lion
Manchester by the Sea

Ceremony information

The ceremony was broadcast on BBC One at 9 p.m. UTC, around two hours later than the actual ceremony. For the 12th time, Stephen Fry acted as the host.[6] The ceremony returned to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time since 1997, as the Royal Opera House, which has hosted the awards since 2008, was being refurbished.[6]

Following criticism at the lack of representation of ethnic minorities from the previous ceremony, BAFTA had announced steps to increase diversity across the industry, on both sides of the camera.[7][8][9] However, there was again criticism at the lack of representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) actors, directors and films in the nominations. In the leading actor, actress and director fields, there were no BAME nominees, with the omission of director Barry Jenkins for Moonlight and actor/director Denzel Washington for Fences highlighted as particularly noteworthy.[8]

La La Land won the most awards at the event, winning five—Best Film, Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, Best Cinematography for Linus Sandgren, and Best Original Music for Justin Hurwitz.[10] Casey Affleck won Best Actor in a Leading Role for Manchester by the Sea, Dev Patel won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Lion, and Viola Davis won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences.[3]

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed a solo interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to accompany the In Memoriam section.[11] Those remembered were Gene Wilder, Garry Marshall, Sue Gibson, Kenny Baker, Tony Dyson, Peter Shaffer, Paul Lewis, Michael White, Ken Adam, Guy Hamilton, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Abbas Kiarostami, Jim Clark, Simon Relph, Douglas Slocombe, Anton Yelchin, Robin Hardy, David Rose, Curtis Hanson, Clare Wise, Om Puri, Alec McCowen, Emmanuelle Riva, Andrzej Wajda, Michael Cimino, Antony Gibbs, and Sir John Hurt.

See also


  1. ^ "Baftas will be raucous party, says Preacher star Dominic Cooper". Irish Examiner. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "La La Land leads Bafta film nominations". BBC News. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b Saunders, Tristram Fane (13 February 2017). "Bafta winners 2017, full list: victory for La La Land and I, Daniel Blake". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Mel Brooks To Be Honoured With BAFTA Fellowship". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Curzon To Receive Award For Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b Evans, Alan (8 November 2016). "Stephen Fry to host Baftas for 12th time". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  7. ^ Ritman, Alex (14 December 2016). "BAFTA Unveils New Diversity Initiatives for Film Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  8. ^ a b Pulver, Andrew (11 January 2017). "Bafta race row: awards slammed for scarcity of BAME nominations". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  9. ^ Barraclough, Leo (14 December 2016). "BAFTA Moves to Improve Diversity in British Filmmaking". Variety. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  10. ^ Heritage, Stuart; Marriott, Hannah; Cochrane, Lauren (12 February 2017). "The awards, the speeches and the frocks: Baftas 2017 - as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  11. ^ "This cellist has rearranged Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah into a spine-tingling chamber masterpiece". Classic FM. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2017.

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