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‘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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Watch the 2017 BAFTA Awards nominations live-stream

It’s that time of year again. The 2017 Ee British Academy Film Awards will be announced in London this morning, and you can watch the live-stream of that announcement right here on Thn.

BAFTA’s Chair Jane Lush, will be joined by Sophie Turner and Dominic Cooper to announce the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards. BAFTA Chief Executive Amanda Berry OBE, Chair of the Film Committee Pippa Harris, and Marc Samuelson Deputy Chair of the Film Committee will also be in attendance.

The Ee British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 12 February 2017 at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London. Sponsored by Ee, and hosted by Stephen Fry, the Awards will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD that evening, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three.

Watch the full announcement live-stream, kicking off at precisely 0737 GMT (local time) this morning.
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The British Academy Film Awards Announces 2016 Nominees

The BAFTAs - The British Academy Film Awards (essentially the British Oscars) - announced its 2016 nominations this morning. BAFTA chair Anne Morrison was joined by Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Stephen Fry to announce the nominations, which follow below. Not much African diaspora representation as you'd probably expect. Of note, Idris Elba is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in "Beasts of No Nation"; Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" is nominated in the Best Film Not in the English Language category; and Debbie Tucker Green is nominated in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer or Producer for her feature film...
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The Ee British Academy Film Awards nominations in full

This morning at BAFTA HQ in London’s Piccadilly, Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw announced the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards for the best of 2015.

Carol and Bridge Of Spies led the nominations with nine each, closely followed by The Revenant with eight. Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives four nominations.

We’ve already heard that Taron Egerton, John Boyega, Dakota Johnson, Bel Powey and Brie Larson will be up for the public vote in the prestigious Rising Star category, but the entire list of nominees in all categories were read out at the brief event at BAFTA HQ this morning.

The Ee British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 14 February 2016 and will be held for the tenth year running at the Royal Opera House,
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Watch the BAFTA awards nominations live stream

In just a little the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts will announced their nominations for the best of 2015, and you can watch the live stream right here on The Hollywood News.

BAFTA’s Chair Anne Morrison will be joined by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw to announce the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards at 7.35am local time (GMT). Following the event, a live panel discussion will take place between industry critics hosted by Zoe Ball.

We’ll be posting the nominees in full shortly afterwards, but you’ll be able to see them announced live in the player below.

The Ee British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 14 February 2016 and will be held for the tenth year running at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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‘Grand Budapest’ Wins Big at BAFTA

The British Academy Film Awards are following suit, doling out most of its praise to films already recognized earlier in awards season. Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” lead the evening with 11 nominations, walking away with five, including best original screenplay. “Boyhood” won best picture, best director for Richard Linklater, and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette. Supporting actor went to J.K. Simmons for his role in “Whiplash.” Leading actress went to Julianne Moore for “Still Alice,” beating out Amy Adams (“Big Eyes”), Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”), Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”), and Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”). Backstage cover star Eddie Redmayne won leading actor for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” which also won best British film. Redmayne won against Michael Keaton for his performance as a washed up actor trying to make a comeback on Broadway in “Birdman”; Jake Gyllenhaal in “Nightcrawler
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