An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

BAFTA Awards 2017

Good morning, friends. I hope you had wonderful weekends. Did anyone stay up to watch this awards show last night?  Here are the nominations and the winners. But before we go to that, I just want to say that there were some pretty inspiring speeches last night. They can be a little long, granted. And tedious. And when everyone thanks their mother and father you just want to say GET ON WITH IT.

Sure, Tom Holland’s (EE Rising Star Award) speech was not what I expected. Especially when he touched on how much he was earning. But Ken Loach – who spoke about our duty as filmmakers to report the truth (when the media don’t) and have an impact on people’s lives, hit the nail on the head:

Despite the glitz and the glamour of tonight’s event, we’re with the people.

And I can’t remember who said this quote about films last night but I took note of it anyway:

Our language is universal, it knows no borders. Our passion binds us together in our collective humanity.

What a wonderful statement. This is the reason why I am so passionate about the arts; when all else fails, this is what we can turn to.

ANYWAY. Back to the winners. Here you are:

Best film

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

Best British film

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

Best debut by a British writer, director or producer

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)
Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers) WINNER

Best film not in the English language

Dheepan
Julieta
Mustang
Son of Saul WINNER
Toni Erdmann

Best documentary

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

Best animated film

Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings WINNER
Moana
Zootropolis

Best director

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

Best original screenplay

Hell or High Water
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea WINNER
Moonlight

Best adapted screenplay

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
Lion WINNER
Nocturnal Animals

Best actor

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) WINNER
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Best actress

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
Emma Stone (La La Land) WINNER
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best supporting actor

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
Dev Patel (Lion) WINNER
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best supporting actress

Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Viola Davis (Fences) WINNER

Best original music

Arrival
Jackie
La La Land WINNER
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best cinematography

Arrival
Hell or High Water
La La Land WINNER
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best editing

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge WINNER
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals

Best production design

Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WINNER
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

Best costume design

Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie WINNER
La La Land

Best make up & hair

Doctor Strange
Florence Foster Jenkins WINNER
Hacksaw Ridge
Nocturnal Animals
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best sound

Arrival WINNER
Deepwater Horizon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best special visual effects

Arrival
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book WINNER
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best British short animation

The Alan Dimension
A Love Story WINNER
Tough

Best British short film

Consumed
Home WINNER
Mouth of Hell
The Party
Standby

EE Rising Star award

Anya Taylor-Joy
Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Ruth Negga
Tom Holland WINNER

My favourites had to be Casey Affleck for winning best actor, Kenneth Lonergan for winning best adapted screenplay and Damien Chazelle for winning best director, as well as Emma Stone for best actress. Oh and thank you to Jamie Dornan, Rafe Spall, Isabelle Huppert and Mark Rylance for making the best speeches. I’m off skiing later! Happy Monday.

Screenster x

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