London: Director Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land” continued its award dominance by taking five trophies, including at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, BAFTA. At the ceremony on Sunday night, British-Indian star Dev Patel got recognition for his role in “Lion”, getting award for best supporting actor. Patel said the film is about a love that transcends borders, race, colour, anything.
“La La Land”, which also won Chazelle a best director, took five prizes including best picture and best actress for Emma Stone. But major awards also went to tough welfare-state drama I, Daniel Blake and fractured-family stories Lion and Manchester by the Sea.
Casey Affleck was named best actor for Manchester by the Sea, while its director Kenneth Lonergan won the award for best original screenplay. Viola Davis won the best supporting actress prize for “Fences”.