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Gay film Moonlight fails to win Bafta as La La Land takes five

Bobby Rae February 13, 2017

Critically acclaimed gay film Moonlight failed to pick up a single award, as La La Land scooped five at last night’s Baftas.

The film, about a young black man who struggles to come to terms with his sexuality, was nominated for three awards including best supporting actress for Naomie Harris, but failed to take home any.

It is nominated for eight Oscars.

The big hitter of the night was La La Land, but didn’t reach the record haul it was expected to.

Female lead Emma Stone picked up best actress with the film’s director Damien Chazelle taking the gong for best director.

The star thanked the film’s director and said the world was going through “a bit of a time, just a bit”.

“In a time that’s so divisive, I think it’s so special we were able to come together tonight thanks to Bafta, to celebrate the positive gift of creativity and how it can transcend borders and how it can help people to feel a little less alone,” she said.

La La Land also scooped best film, cinematography and original music.

It was, however, disappointment for Ryan Gosling who was expected to pick up best actor.

Instead, that went to Casey Affleck for his performance in Manchester by the Sea.

“My heart is beating,” said the 41-year-old actor who seemed overwhelmed.

British actor Dev Patel picked up best supporting actor with Viola Davis taking best supporting actress for her role in Fences.

Outstanding British Film went to I, Daniel Blake, the hard-hitting film about the British welfare state.

The event was hosted by Stephen Fry and attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

As President of Bafta, Prince William presented the fellowship to veteran comedian Mel Brooks.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best film
La La Land
Arrival
I, Daniel Blake
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Outstanding British film
I, Daniel Blake
American Honey
Denial
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Notes on Blindness
Under the Shadow

Director
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
Ken Loach – I, Daniel Blake
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Leading actress
Emma Stone – La La Land
Amy Adams – Arrival
Emily Blunt – The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Leading actor
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nocturnal Animals
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Supporting actress
Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Hayley Squires – I, Daniel Blake
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Supporting actor
Dev Patel – Lion
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

Original screenplay
Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
I, Daniel Blake – Paul Laverty
La La Land – Damien Chazelle
Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Adapted screenplay
Lion – Luke Davies
Arrival – Eric Heisserer
Hacksaw Ridge – Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight
Hidden Figures – Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroeder
Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers)
The Girl with All the Gifts – Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)
The Hard Stop – George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)
Notes on Blindness – Peter Middleton (writer/director/producer), James Spinney (writer/director), Jo-Jo Ellison (producer)
The Pass – John Donnelly (writer), Ben A Williams (director)

Film not in the English language
Son of Saul – Laszlo Nemes, Gabor Sipos
Dheepan – Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux
Julieta – Pedro Almodovar
Mustang – Deniz Gamze Erguven, Charles Gillibert
Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski

Documentary
13th
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
The Eagle Huntress
Notes on Blindness
Weiner

Animated film
Kubo and the Two Strings
Finding Dory
Moana
Zootropolis

Original music
La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Arrival – Johann Johannsson
Jackie – Mica Levi
Lion – Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka
Nocturnal Animals – Abel Korzeniowski

Cinematography
La La Land – Linus Sandgren
Arrival – Bradford Young
Hell or High Water – Giles Nuttgens
Lion – Greig Fraser
Nocturnal Animals – Seamus McGarvey

Editing
Hacksaw Ridge – John Gilbert
Arrival – Joe Walker
La La Land – Tom Cross
Manchester by the Sea – Jennifer Lame
Nocturnal Animals – Joan Sobel

Production design
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock
Doctor Strange – John Bush, Charles Wood
Hail, Caesar! – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
La La Land – Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco
Nocturnal Animals – Shane Valentino, Meg Everist

Costume design
Jackie – Madeline Fontaine
Allied – Joanna Johnston
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Colleen Atwood
Florence Foster Jenkins – Consolata Boyle
La La Land – Mary Zophres

Make-up and hair
Florence Foster Jenkins – J Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips
Doctor Strange – Jeremy Woodhead
Hacksaw Ridge – Shane Thomas
Nocturnal Animals – Donald Mowat, Yolanda Toussieng
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Sound
Arrival – Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariepy Strobl, Sylvain Bellemare
Deepwater Horizon – Mike Prestwood Smith, Dror Mohar, Wylie Stateman, David Wyman
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Niv Adiri, Glenn Freemantle, Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Ian Tapp
Hacksaw Ridge – Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright
La La Land – Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Ai-Ling Lee, Steve A Morrow, Andy Nelson

Special visual effects
The Jungle Book – Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez
Arrival – Louis Morin
Doctor Strange – Richard Bluff, Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, Christian Manz, David Watkins
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Neil Corbould, Hal Hickel, Mohen Leo, John Knoll, Nigel Sumner
British short animation
A Love Story – Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King
The Alan Dimension – Jac Clinch, Jonathan Harbottle, Millie Marsh
Tough – Jennifer Zheng

British short film
Home – Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, Scott O’Donnell
Consumed – Richard John Seymour
Mouth of Hell – Bart Gavigan, Samir Mehanovic, Ailie Smith, Michael Wilson
The Party – Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming, Andrea Harkin, Conor MacNeill
Standby – Charlotte Regan, Jack Hannon

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)
Tom Holland
Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Ruth Negga
Anya Taylor-Joy

More: Bafta 2017, Damien Chazelle, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, emma stone, La La Land, Moonlight, Ryan Gosling

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