April 26, 2017

BAFTA spreads the love with its awards


Yesterday afternoon, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (or BAFTA, as they’re known) handed out their awards, with the ceremony being televised a few hours later. They’re one of the last major precursors, with this year being especially noteworthy. Today, Oscar voters have ballots in their hands, so this event was the last one during the calm before the final storm. BAFTA is often considered a strong predictor of the Academy Awards, but that’s as much by reputation as statistics. Nothing yesterday necessarily changed up what a voter is potentially marking off today on their ballots. There was some potential intrigue added to the race, and that’s what we’ll have to keep an eye on going forward. I’ll share a few other precursors that announced over the weekend below, but obviously BAFTA was the most notable one.

The big prizes went more or less as expected, but below the line BAFTA mixed it up a bit. Without too much trouble, La La Land took Best Film, Best Director for Damien Chazelle, and Best Actress for Emma Stone. Below the line, it was far more varied, as you’ll see below. Expected above the line winners included Casey Affleck in Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea and Viola Davis in Best Supporting Actress for Fences. Dev Patel pulled a slight upset in Best Supporting Actor for Lion, while the screenplay categories went in different directions. Kenneth Lonergan beat back Chazelle to win Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea (also beating Barry Jenkins for Moonlight), while Luke Davies took Best Adapted Screenplay for Lion. Nothing was too shocking, but BAFTA certainly didn’t just follow along with what the guilds have done so far…

First off, before BAFTA, the USC Scripter Awards were handed out. Here is what they selected:

WINNER: “Moonlight” (Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney)

Then, we had the Art Directors Guild give out their prizes. This is how they went down:

Period Film: “Hidden Figures”
Production Designer: Wynn Thomas

Contemporary Film: “La La Land”
Production Designer: David Wasco

Fantasy Film: “Passengers”
Production Designer: Guy Hendrix Dyas


Here now, without further delay, are all of the BAFTA award winners for this year:

BEST FILM
“La La Land” Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle for “La La Land”

LEADING ACTOR
Casey Affleck for “Manchester By the Sea”

LEADING ACTRESS
Emma Stone for “La La Land”

BEST ANIMATED FILM
“Kubo and the Two Strings”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Dev Patel for “Lion”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis for “Fences”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Kenneth Lonergan for “Manchester By the Sea”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Luke Davies for “Lion”

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
“Son of Saul” Laszlo Nemes, Gabor Sipos

DOCUMENTARY
“13th” Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, Howard Barish

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
“I, Daniel Blake” Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Babak Anvari (Writer/Director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (Producers), “Under the Shadow”

EE RISING STAR AWARD (VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC)
Tom Holland

ORIGINAL MUSIC
“La La Land” Justin Hurwitz

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“La La Land” Linus Sandgren

EDITING
“Hacksaw Ridge” John Gilbert

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock

COSTUME DESIGN
“Jackie” Madeline Fontaine

MAKE UP AND HAIR
“Florence Foster Jenkins” J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips

SOUND
“Arrival” Sylvain Bellemare, Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
“The Jungle Book”

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
“A Love Story” Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King

BRITISH SHORT FILM
“Home” Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, Scott O’Donnell

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA (PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED)
Curzon

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP (PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED)
Mel Brooks

Stay tuned for much more on the awards race as the season continues to wrap up!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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