BAFTAs 2017: The Results

From the Cirque du Soleil’s spellbinding opener to Stephen Fry’s bumbling wit, the BAFTA’s opened with all the class and sophistication that one would expect from the British Academy. Featuring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as actual royalty, alongside Film royalty such as Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Mel Brooks – it genuinely was a pleasure to watch.

Here is a collation of the winners of the 2017 BAFTAs and the nominees in their respective categories:

Best Film – La La Land


I, Daniel Blake

Manchester by the Sea


Emma Stone (Best Actress) and Damian Chazelle (Best Director)

Outstanding British Film – I, Daniel Blake

American Honey


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow

Best Director – Damien Chazelle (La La Land) 

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Actor – Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)

Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)

Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Casey Affleck, two more and he’ll be level with his brother

Best Supporting Actor – Dev Patel (Lion) 

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)

Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Well deserved Best Supporting Actor, Dev Patel. He looks a tad pleased with himself, don’t you think?

Best Actress – Emma Stone (La La Land)

Amy Adams (Arrival)

Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)

Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Supporting Actress – Viola Davis (Fences)

Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)

Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Naomie Harris (Moonlight)

Nicole Kidman (Lion)

Best Original Screenplay – Manchester by the Sea 

Hell or High Water

I, Daniel Blake

La La Land


Best Adapted Screenplay – Lion


Hacksaw Ridge

Hidden Figures

Nocturnal Animals

Best Cinematography – La La Land


Hell or High Water


Nocturnal Animals

Best Editing – Hacksaw Ridge


La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Music – La La Land




Nocturnal Animals

Best Sound – Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Best Costume Design – Jackie


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land 

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy; costume design by Madeline Fontaine.

Best British Short Film – Home


Mouth of Hell

The Party


 Best British Short Animation – A Love Story

The Alan Dimension


Best Production Design – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Doctor Strange

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Nocturnal Animals

Although missing out in other categories, it’s an impressive win for Fantastic Beasts.

Best Make-Up & Hair – Florence Foster Jenkins

Doctor Strange

Hacksaw Ridge

Nocturnal Animals

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Documentary – 13th

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

The Eagle Huntress

Notes on Blindness


Best Film not in the English Language – Son of Saul




Toni Erdmann

Best Animated Film – Kubo and the Two Strings

Finding Dory



Best Special Visual Effects – The Jungle Book


Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

It’s amazing how far visual effects have come (Image courtesy of: Artofvfx)

Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director) and producers Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh.

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)

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema – Curzon Cinemas

 BAFTA Fellowship – The one and only Mel Brooks

EE Rising Star Award – Tom Holland

Anya Taylor Joy

Laia Costa

Lucas Hedges

Ruth Negga

You can stop acting now, Tom

And that’s a wrap.

What did you think of the BAFTA winners this year? Typically, they’re a good marker for the subsequent Academy Awards later this month. Only time will tell.

Thanks for reading!


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