‘La La Land,’ ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Win 2017 British Academy Film Awards

The British Academy Film Awards, London’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, celebrated and spread the love among many of the year’s buzziest films Feb. 12. The 70th annual BAFTAs ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Albert Hall, handed top honors to Damien Chazelle and his awards-pillaging “La La Land,” an indicator of things to come at the Oscars in two weeks’ time. Read: 12 Film Studios’ Awards Prospects Entering the BAFTAs Chazelle’s movie musical took home five out of 11 Mask statues, including best film, director, original music, cinematography, and leading actress for Emma Stone. Again triumphing over Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman, and Meryl Streep, the actor has cleared the final hurdle in the Oscar race, solidifying her status as the category’s front-runner. In accepting the award for best film, “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz said, “There’s a lot of love in this community.
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