The BAFTAs 2017: The Winners


by Ellie Wiseman |
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This year's award season has undoutedly been full of spectacular performances and sublime storytelling; us cinephiles have been spoilt for choice when visiting the cinema. So far the Golden Globes and the SAGs have set the tone for not only the dresses and the winners, but more importantly the speeches inspired by, and addressing, the current political climate.

Following suit, the need to speak out in favour of diversity and compassion (and indirectly against Trump) was a hot topic at the BAFTAs, too. Indeed, not even minutes into the ceremony did Stephen Fry echo Trump's insult towards one of Hollywood's finest talents, Meryl Streep - following her Trump-take-down at the Golden Globes - by welcoming to the UK the room full of 'the most overrated actors' to celebrate a night of great film. Fry then spoke of Meryl saying, ‘she’s one of the greatest actresses of all time - only a blithering idiot would think otherwise,' before receiving a big kiss on the cheek from the actress herself.

With regard to the winners, it was a good night for the all-singing all-dancing (and all-romancing) film La La Land - the film leading this year's award season steeplechase - which out of its 11 nominations danced home with five awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress for Emma Stone. In her speech Emma commended the importance of creativity in allowing people from all nations to 'transcend borders' and come together.

Casey Affleck won Best Leading Actor for his gripping performance in Manchester by the Sea - which also won Best Original Screenplay.

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Best Supporting Actor winner Dev Patel and Felicity Jones ©Getty

Lion took home two awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Dev Patel won Best Supporting Actor. Viola Davis took home the well-deserved Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Fences, and Tom Holland beat his competition and won the EE Rising Star award, which was voted for by the public.

To end the evening, Prince William (who is President of the BAFTA) took to the stage (without Kate, sadly) to present the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship award to comedic legend Mel Brooks.

See all the winners from this year's ceremony:

I, Daniel Blake wins Outstanding British Film

American Honey


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Notes on Blindess

Under the Shadow

I, Daniel Blake WINNER

Tom Holland Wins EE Rising Star

Anya Taylor-Joy

Tom Holland WINNER

Laia Costa

Lucas Hedges

Ruth Negga

Lion wins Best Adapted Screenplay

Hacksaw Ridge


Hidden Figures

Nocturnal Animals


Viola Davis wins Supporting Actress

Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Viola Davis, Fences WINNER

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Kubo and the Two Strings wins Best Animated Film

Finding Dory



Kubo and the Two Strings WINNER

The Jungle Book wins Best Visual Effects

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Doctor Strange

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Jungle Book WINNER

Dev Patel wins Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Dev Patel, Lion WINNER

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Manchester by the Sea wins Best Original Screenplay

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea WINNER


I, Daniel Blake

Hell or High Water

Casey Affleck wins Best Leading Actor

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea WINNER

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Damien Chazelle wins Best Director

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Ken Loach, I, Daniel Blake

Kenneith Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Damien Chazelle, La La Land WINNER

Emma Stone wins Best Leading Actress

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Amy Adams, Arrival

Emma Stone, La La Land WINNER

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train

La La Land wins Best Film


I, Daniel Blake

Manchester by the Sea



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