Baftas 2017: Ken Loach slams government for 'disgraceful' treatment of refugees

Baftas 2017: Ken Loach slams government for 'disgraceful' treatment of refugees

"La La Land" won the best film award at Britain's Bafta ceremony on Sunday, continuing a winning streak for the romantic musical ahead of the Oscars.

Hollywood stars mingled with royalty at the British Academy Film Awards, where Ryan Gosling vehicle La La Land was favoured to dance away with multiple trophies. The ceremony will take place at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall where celebrities in movies will come together at the big night. Hosted by Stephen Fry and held at London's Royal Albert Hall, this year's ceremony was attended by the likes of Meryl Streep, JK Rowling, Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman, Prince William and many, many more. It also has won seven Golden Globes.

Baftas 2017: Ken Loach slams government for 'disgraceful' treatment of refugees
Baftas 2017: Ken Loach slams government for 'disgraceful' treatment of refugees

EE British Academy Film Awards, popularly known as the BAFTAs is the awards ceremony which honours the best in British and worldwide contributions in the year 2016.

Barry Jenkins, director of best-picture nominee Moonlight, said, "People ought to speak from their heart".

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And while the luscious La La Land was the favourite, academy voters could choose to reward less escapist fare.

BAFTA 2017 Awards Nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role are - 1) Amy Adams - Arrival as Dr. Louise Banks 2) Emily Blunt - The Girl on the Train as Rachel Watson 3) Natalie Portman - Jackie as Jackie Kennedy 4) Emma Stone - La La Land as Mia Dolan 5) Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins as Florence Foster Jenkins. Director Ken Loach's gritty I, Daniel Blake, a stinging critique of Britain's welfare system, was up for five awards.

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However, co-star Ryan Gosling lost the best actor nod to Casey Affleck, for his performance in family drama "Manchester by the Sea".

Arrival, Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight also appear in a number of categories.

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Loach saw off competition from American Honey, Denial, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Notes on Blindness and Under the Shadow to take the BAFTA.


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