The 70th British Academy Film Awards commonly known as the BAFTA Awards was held on February 12, 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall in London to honour the best British and international contributions to film in the year 2016. The awards are presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
- The Movie La La Land won the most awards at the event by winning total five honors including Best Film, Best Director– Damien Chazelle, Best Cinematography-Linus Sandgren, Best Original Music-Justin Hurwitz and Best Actress in a Leading Role-Emma Stone.
- The BAFTA Fellowship award was presented to the hollywood’s legendary comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks (90) by Duke of Cambridge Prince William.
- The BAFTA Fellowship is a lifetime achievement award presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) since 1971 in recognition of outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image.
Complete List of Winners
|Best Film||La La Land|
|Best Director||Damien Chazelle (La La Land)|
|Best Actor||Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)|
|Best Actress||Emma Stone (La La Land)|
|Best Supporting Actor||Dev Patel (Lion)|
|Best Supporting Actress||Viola Davis (Fences)|
|Best Original Music||La La Land|
|Best Original Screenplay||Manchester by the Sea|
|Best Adapted Screenplay||Lion|
|Best Cinematography||La La Land|
|Best Editing||Hacksaw Ridge|
|Best Production Design||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|
|Best British Short Film||Home|
|Best British Film||I, Daniel Blake|
|Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer||Babak Anvari (Writer/Director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (Producers) for Under the Shadow|
|Best Film Not in the English Language||Son of Saul|
|Best Animated Film||Kubo and the Two Strings|
|Best Costume Design||Jackie|
|Best Make Up & Hair||Florence Foster Jenkins|
|Best Special Visual Effects||The Jungle Book|
|Best British Short Animation||A Love Story|
|EE Rising Star Award||Tom Holland|
|BAFTA Fellowship||Mel Brooks|
|Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema||Curzon Cinemas|
About British Academy Film Awards
The British Academy Film Awards are presented in annually in an award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to honour the best British and international contributions to film.
- British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) was founded in 1947 as The British Film Academy, by David Lean, Alexander Korda, Carol Reed, Charles Laughton, Roger Manvell and others.
- In 1958, the Academy merged with The Guild of Television Producers and Directors to form The Society of Film and Television and eventually became The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1976.
- The BAFTA awards consist of a theatrical mask designed by American sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe.