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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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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

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