Bafta 2017: Top honour for ‘La La Land’, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone

Dev Patel and Viola Davis were among the award winners at this year’s British Academy Film Awards. The winners at 2017 Bafta awards in images.
  • ‘La La Land’ picked up five British Bafta movie awards on Sunday, at a glitzy London ceremony charged with filmmakers’ political messages. The Hollywood musical picked up gongs for best film, best director and best actress, paving the way for Oscar success later this month. Photos: Toby Melville/Reuters
  • Accepting the award for best director—beating off competition from the likes of Ken Loach and Tom Ford—Damien Chazelle (right) said it was an “incredible honour” and a pleasure to be there along with those behind the film.
  • The best actor Bafta award went to Casey Affleck, for his role in ‘Manchester By The Sea’, beating Ryan Gosling who was nominated for ‘La La Land’. The American drama also won original screenplay for its writer and director Kenneth Lonergan
  • Kenneth Lonergan poses with his original screenplay award for ‘Manchester By The Sea’.
  • Dev Patel poses with his best supporting actor for his role in ‘Lion’. The biopic charts the real-life story of an Indian boy adopted by an Australian couple. The film also won an award for best adapted screenplay
  • Viola Davis picks up the best supporting actress award for ‘Fences’. The film is an adaption of a Pulitzer Prize winning play about the life of a black family in 1950s Pennsylvania.
  • (Second left) Ken Loach’s ‘I, Daniel Blake’, won the outstanding British film award. 80-year-old Loach said filmmakers stand “with the people” and took aim at the government.
  • Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh pose with their award for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, for ‘Under the Shadow’.
  • Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the Bafta awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London, on Sunday. Britain, Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters
‘La La Land’, a throwback musical about an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist who are trying to make their way in Hollywood, won five British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) awards. The film’s success follows on from the Golden Globes, where it picked up seven awards.