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Trumpian Politics Take Center Stage Across Speeches — BAFTA Awards

Trumpian Politics Take Center Stage Across Speeches — BAFTA Awards

But it wasn't only the US where attention was focused, with Ken Loach - victor of the best British film for I, Daniel Blake - using his opportunity on stage to attack the United Kingdom government.

Ken Loach and team hold their award for Outstanding British Film, "I Daniel Blake" at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, February 12, 2017.

Emma Stone won the best actress award for her role in "La La Land", while her co-star Ryan Gosling was beaten in the leading actor category by Casey Affleck.

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Loach said his docudrama about a carpenter trying to get welfare after a heart attack shows that "the most vulnerable and the poorest people are treated by this government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful". The top three grossing films in the UK - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Bridget Jones's Baby - were also all made on home soil. "We are with the people".

BAFTA 2017 Awards Nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role are - 1) Mahershala Ali - Moonlight as Juan 2) Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water as Marcus Hamilton 3) Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins as St. Clair Bayfield 4) Dev Patel - Lion as Saroo Brierley 5) Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Nocturnal Animals as Ray Marcus.

If Meryl Streep's criticism of President Trump at the Golden Globes is anything to go by, though, the biggest headlines of the night could well come from the acceptance speeches.

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She beat the likes of Naomie Harris to win the award.

Viola Davis was seen as the favorite to win the best supporting actress BAFTA for "Fences", Denzel Washington's adaptation of August Wilson's stage drama about an African-American family.

Hollywood stars mingled with British royalty on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, where "La La Land" was favored to dance away with multiple trophies.

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The philosophical sci-fi yarn "Arrival" and the psychological thriller "Nocturnal Animals" have nine BAFTA nominations each.


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February 12, 2017
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February 12, 2017
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February 12, 2017
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February 12, 2017
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February 12, 2017
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February 12, 2017
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February 12, 2017
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