Monday Movie Report: ‘La La Land’ Wins Big At British Academy Awards

It’s starting to become a weekly tradition, a Saturday/Sunday go by and “La La Land” wins awards. That recent trend continued Sunday when the British Academy of Film and Television Arts gave multiple accolades to the Hollywood love-letter.

The romance/musical took home Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and more Sunday, adding more truth to the fact that it is the No. 1 front-runner for the Oscars. That didn’t mean a shutout for other pictures, though.

“Manchester by the Sea,” for example, took home Best Actor by way of Casey Affleck and Best Original Screenplay.

The full list of winners includes:

BEST FILM

  • “La La Land,” Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

DIRECTOR

  • Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

LEADING ACTOR

  • Casey Affleck, “Manchester By the Sea”

LEADING ACTRESS

  • Emma Stone, “La La Land”

BEST ANIMATED FILM

  • “Kubo and the Two Strings”

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Dev Patel, “Lion”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Viola Davis, “Fences”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • “Manchester By the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • “Lion,” Luke Davies

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • “Son of Saul,” Laszlo Nemes, Gabor Sipos

DOCUMENTARY

  • “13th,” Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, Howard Barish

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

  • “I, Daniel Blake,” Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

  • Babak Anvari (Writer/Director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (Producers), “Under the Shadow”

EE RISING STAR AWARD

  • Tom Holland

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • “La La Land,” Justin Hurwitz

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • “La La Land,” Linus Sandgren

EDITING

  • “Hacksaw Ridge,” John Gilbert

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock

COSTUME DESIGN

  • “Jackie,” Madeline Fontaine

MAKE UP AND HAIR

  • “Florence Foster Jenkins,” J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips

SOUND

  • “Arrival,” Sylvain Bellemare, Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

  • “The Jungle Book”

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

  • “A Love Story,” Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King

BRITISH SHORT FILM

  • “Home,” Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, Scott O’Donnell

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA

  • Curzon

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP

  • Mel Brooks

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Meanwhile, at the box office this weekend, it was a trio of new sequels earning the top three spots. Ultimately, it was the animated feature regarding the Dark Knight earning the most with $55 million.

The full top five this weekend was:

1. The LEGO Batman Movie – $55,635,000
2. Fifty Shades Darker – $46,797,825
3. John Wick: Chapter Two – $30,015,000
4. Split – $9,321,110
5. Hidden Figures – $8,000,000

This weekend another three new releases are coming out, including the mystical adventure film “The Great Wall,” the comedy “Fist Fight” and the thriller “A Cure for Wellness.”

It’s also a full week for home releases, with four movies hitting the small screen:

  • Arrival, ATMR Rating: 4.8 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%, ATMR TOP 10
  • The Edge of Seventeen, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%
  • Bleed for This, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71%
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 45%

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