BAFTA: Emma Stone’s ‘La La Land’ Speech, Meryl Kisses Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry gets a peck on the cheek by Meryl Streep, Viola Davis’ moving speech after winning an award for Fences.

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BAFTA: Emma Stone’s ‘La La Land’ Speech, Meryl Kisses Stephen Fry
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Musical La La Land won big at Britain's main film awards on Sunday as it scooped the prize for best film, while Emma Stone and Damien Chazelle picked up awards for best actress and best director respectively.

It won five gongs in total to keep its hot streak in the movie awards season going ahead of the Academy Awards later this month, as it also picked up awards for cinematography and original music.

Check out the highlights here:


La La Land, which also won Chazelle a Best Director BAFTA, is expected to sustain its momentum at the Oscars on February 26 where it has scored a record 14 nominations.

And Stephen Fry also got a kiss from Meryl Streep! Watch here:

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J.K. Rowling was also in the audience.

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. Having won the other major awards this season as well, Davis is a strong contender at the Oscars too.

While the Golden Globes were dominated by Meryl Streep’s moving speech criticising US President Donald Trump, he was not mentioned that much at the BAFTAs though Stone referred to him indirectly while accepting her best actress trophy.

This country - and the US, and the world - seems to be going through a bit of a time, just a bit. In a time that’s so divisive, I think it’s so special we were able to come together tonight thanks to BAFTA, to celebrate the positive gift of creativity and how it can transcend borders and how it can help people to feel a little less alone.
Emma Stone, Actor

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honour at the star-studded ceremony, held at London's Royal Albert Hall. They were there to award the fellowship to veteran actor and comedian Mel Brooks.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. (Photo: Reuters)

Watch his speech here:

After Golden Globes, Davis once again paid tribute to her late father, who worked as a janitor and horse groomer, in her speech.

"When he took his last breath, one of the most devastating things that went through my mind is: Did his life matter?" she said. "August (Wilson) answers that question so brilliantly, because what he did is he said that our lives mattered as African-Americans."

(With inputs from PTI, Reuters)

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