Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” dominated the EE British Academy Film Awards (aka. the BAFTAs), winning best film, director, actress (Emma Stone), cinematography and music.
Despite the sweep, a few other films also took honors including “Manchester by the Sea” winning for actor (Casey Affleck) and original screenplay, “Lion” winning for supporting actor (Dev Patel) and adapted screenplay, and “Fences” for supporting actress (Viola Davis).
In the other film categories, Ava DuVernay’s “13th” won best documentary, “Kubo and the Two Strings” scored best animated feature, and “Son of Saul” won best foreign language feature.
In the tech categories “Hacksaw Ridge” won best editing, “Arrival” best sound, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” best production design, “Florence Foster Jenkins” best make-up, “Jackie” best costume design, and “The Jungle Book” best visual effects.
On the home front, Outstanding British Film went to Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake,” Outstanding Debut by a British filmmaker went to the team behind “Under the Shadow,” and the EE Rising Star Award went to new Spider-Man star Tom Holland.