La La Land wins best film award at Baftas

Upbeat musical La La Land has triumphed over gritty dramas at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards.

The film picked up five of the 11 prizes for which it was nominated - including best film, top director for Damien Chazelle and leading actress for Emma Stone.

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Emma Stone wins leading actress Bafta for La La Land

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Emma Stone has won the Bafta for leading actress for her role in La La Land.

After thanking the film's director, Damien Chazelle, and her leading man, Ryan Gosling, an emotional Stone said: "I don't know if you realise this, this country and the US, and the world seems to be going through a bit of a time, just a bit and in a time that is so divisive I think it's really special we were all able to come together tonight, thanks to Bafta, and to celebrate the positive."

The other nominees were:

  • Amy Adams
  • Emily Blunt
  • Meryl Streep
  • Natalie Portman

Casey Affleck wins leading actor for Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck Credit: PA

Casey Affleck won the Bafta for leading actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea.

He said: "The reason I act is because when I was a young kid, my mother would take me to meetings for children of alcoholics. It was therapy but it was acting and acting has been that for me ever since and it's a privilege to get to do this for a living."

He added: "The reason I am here right now tonight is because of Kenneth Lonergan and his sublime screenplay, that really dignifies our everyday lives and struggles with great compassion. I will never be able to express my gratitude to him."

The other nominees were:

  • Andrew Garfield
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Viggo Mortensen


Dev Patel wins supporting actor Bafta for Lion

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Dev Patel has been awarded the supporting actor Bafta for his role in Lion.

Patel, who stars opposite Nicole Kidman in the film, said he was "overwhelmed".

Accepting his award, he said: "I love you guys, this is a film about a love that transcends borders, race, colours, anything and you guys are my driving force."

He thanked his "amazing team, who had the insane task of trying to get this Indian dude, this noodle with wonky teeth and a lazy eye and floppy hair work in this industry".

The other nominees were:

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Hugh Grant
  • Mahershala Ali

Viola Davis awarded supporting actress Bafta for Fences

Viola Davis after picking up the Bafta. Credit: PA

Viola Davis has been awarded the supporting actress Bafta for her role in Fences.

Holding onto her Bafta backstage, Davis said collecting the prize "feels pretty good".

She said: "It's not my style to bask in it too much. I'm good with it, I will have a drink and something to eat and then I'm good."

The other nominees were:

  • Hayley Squires
  • Michelle Williams
  • Naomie Harris
  • Nicole Kidman
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