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2016 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners - La La Lands on Top, Again

February 12th, 2017

La La Land

The BAFTA winners were announced on Sunday and there were very few surprises to talk about. La La Land again won the most awards with five, while only two other films, Lion and Manchester by the Sea, earned more than one award. They each won two.

The categories and winners are...

Best Film

Outstanding British Film

Best Director

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Documentary

Best Film Not in the English Language

Best Animated Film

Best Cinematography

Best Original Music

Best Sound

Best Production Design

Best Special Visual Effects

Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hair

Best Editing

Best British Short Animation

  • A Love Story
Best Short Film

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EE Rising Star Award

Notes and Reactions...

  • La La Land won the most awards, which was expected, but it didn’t win every award it was expected to win.
  • For example, Casey Affleck beat Ryan Gosling for Best Lead Actor. Frankly, I disagree with that result.
  • I think vote-splitting cost Zootopia the Best Animated Film Award. Three of the four nominees were from Disney. Kubo and the Two Strings was the only non-Disney nominee and I think that helped it get the win. I don’t think this will have an effect on the Oscars. There are only two Disney films nominated, not three, while there is another Stop-Motion animated film, which could draw some support from Kubo.
  • The technical categories were nearly split perfectly. There are seven or eight categories (It depends on if you consider Best Original Music to be technical or not.) and there were seven winners. The only duplicate was La La Land, which won Best Cinematography and Best Original Music.


Filed under: Awards Season, The Jungle Book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Florence Foster Jenkins, Lion, Zootopia, Kubo and the Two Strings, Hacksaw Ridge, Manchester by the Sea, Arrival, La La Land, Fences, Under the Shadow, Jackie, Casey Affleck, Viola Davis, Ryan Gosling, Dev Patel, Emma Stone, Tom Holland, Damien Chazelle, Linus Sandgren, Kenneth Lonergan, Lucan Toh, Justin Hurwitz, Oliver Roskill, Emily Leo, Luke Davies, Babak Anvari