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‘La La Land’ picks up five British BAFTA awards

LONDON: Hollywood musical "La La Land" picked up five British Bafta movie awards on Sunday, at a glitzy London ceremony charged with filmmakers' political messages. The dreamy tribute to the heyday of Hollywood musicals picked up gongs for best film, best director and best actress, paving the way for Oscar success later this month. "La La Land" also won in the cinematography and original music categories, while it lost out in six of its 11 nominations at the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall. Accepting the…

‘La La Land’ leads the pack for Bafta film awards

LONDON: Fresh from victory at the Golden Globes, Hollywood musical "La La Land" leads the nominations on Sunday for Britain's Bafta awards, which are seen as a good indicator for future Oscar triumphs. Damien Chazelle's poetic love story has 11 nominations, including best film, best actor for Ryan Gosling and best actress for Emma Stone. Chazelle, Gosling and Stone are all expected at the ceremony along with a clutch of stars including Amy Adams, Casey Affleck, Emily Blunt and Nicole Kidman. Harry Potter author…

‘La La Land’ leads nominations for Britain’s BAFTA awards

LONDON:Fresh from its success at Hollywood's Golden Globes, romance musical "La La Land" leads the field for next month's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after securing 11 nominations on Tuesday. Sci-fi film "Arrival" and fashion designer Tom Ford's drama "Nocturnal Animals" each received nine nominations, while "Manchester by the Sea", about a family dealing with tragedy, got six. "La La Land" stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were nominated in the Leading Actor and Leading Actress…