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British Academy Film Awards 2017

British Academy Film Awards 2017

February 12, 2017
February 12, 2017


The 70th British Academy Film Awards, and for sponsorship reasons the EE British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 12 February 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to honour the best British and international contributions to film in 2016. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), accolades are handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality screened at British cinemas in 2016.

The nominees were announced on 10 January 2017 by actor Dominic Cooper and actress Sophie Turner, La La Land had the most nominations in eleven categories including the top four categories of best film, best actor and actress in a lead role and best director.[1] Arrival and Nocturnal Animals followed with nine nominations each.[1]

The leading British films were Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake and the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with five nominations apiece.[1]

Following criticism at the lack of representation of ethnic minorities in the 2016 awards, BAFTA had announced steps to increase diversity across the industry, on both sides of the camera.[2][3][4] 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 directors Barry Jenkins for Moonlight and Denzel Washington for Fences highlighted as particularly noteworthy.[3]

La La Land won the most awards at the event, winning five including Best Film. Damien Chazelle won for Best Director, Linus Sandgren for Best Cinematography, Justin Hurwitz for Best Original Music, and Emma Stone for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Both Manchester by the Sea and Lion won two awards each: Kenneth Lonergan won Best Original Screenplay and Casey Affleck won Best Actor in a Leading Role for Manchester by the Sea, while Luke Davies won Best Adapted Screenplay and Dev Patel won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Lion. Additionally, in acting categories, Viola Davis won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Fences. Mel Brooks was awarded the Academy Fellowship for his contribution to cinema.[5]

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La La Land
La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle.
Emma Stone
bornNovember 6, 1988
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Casey Affleck
bornAugust 12, 1975
Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea is a 2016 American drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, and Lucas Hedges.

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Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957)[1] is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months in prison for credit card fraud, Fry secured a place at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English literature. While at university, he became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, where he met his long-time collaborator Hugh Laurie. As half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and also took the role of Jeeves (with Laurie playing Wooster) in Jeeves and Wooster.

Fry's acting roles include a Golden Globe Award–nominated lead performance in the film Wilde, Melchett in the BBC television series Blackadder, the title character in the television series Kingdom, a recurring guest role as Dr Gordon Wyatt on the crime series Bones, and as Gordon Deitrich in the dystopian thriller V for Vendetta. He has also written and presented several documentary series, including the Emmy Award–winning Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, which saw him explore his bipolar disorder, and the travel series Stephen Fry in America. He was also the long-time host of the BBC television quiz show QI, with his tenure lasting from 2003 to 2016.

Besides working in television, Fry has contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines and written four novels and three volumes of autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. He also appears frequently on BBC Radio 4, starring in the comedy series Absolute Power, being a frequent guest on panel games such as Just a Minute, and acting as chairman for I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, where he was one of a trio of hosts who succeeded the late Humphrey Lyttelton.

Fry is also known for his voice-overs, reading all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the UK audiobook recordings, narrating the LittleBigPlanet and Birds of Steel series of video games, as well as an animated series of explanations of the laws of cricket,[6] and a series of animations about Humanism for the British Humanist Association.[7] He has also filmed commercials, including an advertisement where he explains the essence of British culture to foreigners arriving at London's Heathrow Airport.[8]


Best Film Nominees5

Best Director Nominees5

Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominees5

Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominees5

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominees5

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominees5

Best Original Screenplay Nominees5

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees6

Best Cinematography Nominees5

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer Nominees3

Outstanding British Film Nominees6

Best Documentary Nominees5

Best Original Music Nominees5

Best Sound Nominees5

Best Production Design Nominees5

Best Special Visual Effects Nominees5

Best Costume Design Nominees5

Best Makeup and Hair Nominees5

Best Editing Nominees5

Best Film Not in the English Language Nominees5

Best Animated Film Nominees4

EE Rising Star Award Nominees5


In Memoriam25

Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which holds the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941. It has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats. The Hall is a registered charity held in trust for the nation and receives no public or government funding.

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News Articles6

You'll Want to See What Emma Stone's Wearing Under Her BAFTAs Dress
  –  February 13, 2017
Emma Stone got the honor at the BAFTA Awards, where the star showed up in a Haute Couture set from the French fashion house. The A-line midi dress and pants combination recently debuted on the Spring 2017 runway complete with a metallic belt. But Emma ...
BAFTAs 2017: The Best Red Carpet Style
  –  February 13, 2017
The 2017 awards season is well and truly under way, and tonight all eyes are on London as Brit and Hollywood A-listers grace the Royal Albert Hall for the biggest night in British film: The BAFTAs. Once described as ‘the British Oscars’ by Jennifer ...
How to Watch the 2017 BAFTA Awards Live Streaming
  –  February 13, 2017
On Sunday, the British Academy Film Awards will celebrate the best in the past year’s film. Here’s how to watch live. Regardless of who wins, the BAFTA Awards are sure to be a star-studded event and have already drawn additional attention to some of ...
‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Wins 2017 BAFTA for Make-up and Hair
  –  February 13, 2017
On Feb. 12, 2017 the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners for the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards. J. Roy Helland and Daniel Phillips won the award for Make Up and Hair for their work on Florence Foster Jenkins. Helland ...
BAFTAs red carpet 2017: See the best-dressed stars and royals
  –  February 13, 2017
The Grammy Awards weren't the only glitzy red carpet event Sunday night. The British Academy of Film and Television Awards (aka, the BAFTAs) brought out Hollywood royalty and real royalty for a star-studded red carpet. The glamorous couture gowns and ...
2017 BAFTA Awards Winners Announced
  –  February 13, 2017
La La Land got 11 nominations in 2017 BAFTA Awards, but it didn’t take home those 11 trophies, but it did pick up Best Film. Emma Stone won Best Actress for her role in the musical, Damien Chazelle took home the award for Best Director, and it also ...

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