‘La La Land’ Bags 5 BAFTA Awards; Royals Rubs Shoulders With Hollywood Stars

By Johny Smith on Feb 15, 2017 11:31 AM EST

Oscars' front runner 'La La Land' takes home 5 awards during the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards. The annual ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry for the 12th year in a row now happened at the Royal Albert Hall. Among the multitude of stars in the audience were BAFTA's special guests, no less than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Critically acclaimed film 'La La Land' gets nominated for 11 out of the 24 awards given during the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards. And among its 11 nominations, the film brings home 5 awards including best film, top director (Damien Chazelle) and best leading actress (Emma Stone). Among the stars who braved London's chilly evening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined in as the events special guests to celebrate the victory of the film industry.

Mirror reports that the night was not all about Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's modern Hollywood classic film "La La Land". Equally fascinating films of varying genres such as "Arrival" and "Nocturnal Animals" shared the spotlight.

Independent lists the roster of winners of the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards. "I, Daniel Blake", Ken Loach's film about the benefits system in UK bagged the first award of the evening, the outstanding British film award. Meanwhile, Dev Patel and Viola Davis took home the best supporting actor and actress titles for their performances for "Lion" and "Fences" respectively.

The "Manchester by the Sea" lead actor Casey Affleck notches best leading actor award. The film's writer and director Kenneth Lonergan also took home original screenplay award. Meanwhile, Tom Holland of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" received EE's Rising Star award, the only BAFTA award voted for by the public.

The prestigious BAFTA fellowship was received by actor and comedian Mel Brooks. The esteemed award was handed out towards the end of the evening by no less than Prince William himself. During his acceptance speech, Brooks kept the audience laughing as he promised no matter what the circumstance would be, he would not be selling his BAFTA online.

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