What do they tell us about the Oscars — BAFTA Awards

  • What do they tell us about the Oscars — BAFTA Awards

What do they tell us about the Oscars — BAFTA Awards

We're breaking down which major distributors have which horses in which races.

The BAFTAs take place just before the Oscars and are considered a good indicator of the Academy's winners. This is someone who's a master of her skill... on top of one of all those things.

Read on for a breakdown of where the buzziest projects stand in a thrillingly competitive year for moviemaking. To be honest, it probably comes after the awards given out by the big film festivals.

Frothy musical "La La Land" had been favored to dance away with multiple trophies, but numerous prizes went to heavier fare.

Lush also remarked on the success of British talent in USA films, commenting that she feared "someone might build a wall across the Atlantic to keep us out", reported variety.com.

In 2011, Chris Morris won the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for his first film, Four Lions. What makes the awards night further special?

When asked when he hoped to see his award, Gilbert replied: "Not sure, hope someone will bring it back for me".

It also produced Justin Hurwitz as the victor of the Original Music award, Linus Sandgren for the Best Cinematography and Mary Zophres as the Best Costume Design. However, an impressive six BAFTA nominations signal the film's last chance to gain momentum going into the Academy Awards.

It's sure to be a glitzy affair as some of entertainment's biggest names will be turning out for the awards ceremony, including Northern Irish Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, Star Wars' Daisy Ridley, Penelope Cruz, Oscar victor Eddie Redmayne and Elle star Isabelle Huppert. The film also won an award for best adapted screenplay. Certainly at the BAFTAs, where Washington failed to secure a nomination, Affleck is considered a front-runner. BAFTA Awards 2017 will begin on 9 pm GMT. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are hot favourites to take home best actor and actress trophies home. Year after year the BAFTAs fail to do anything about the "B" of BAFTA. Could Natalie Portman beat her formidable opponents in the leading actress category?

Emily will go head-to-head with Meryl Streep for the film Florence Foster Jenkins, Amy Adams for Arrival, Golden Globe victor Emma Stone for La La Land and Natalie Portman for her portrayal of former first lady Jackie Kennedy in Jackie.

They will take on American stars Mahershala Ali and Jeff Bridges, for Moonlight and Hell Or High Water respectively. "Hacksaw Ridge" has also proved a victor, with six Oscar and five BAFTA nods, including British-trained favorite Andrew Garfield for leading actor.

Best documentary has gone to 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay who is in Queenstown with Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon filming Wrinkle in Time.

Viola Davis won the best supporting actress prize for "Fences".

La La Land has already broken records winning seven Golden Globes last month, all boding well for the forthcoming Oscars. Also getting awards season attention is fantasy film "The Red Turtle", nominated for the animated Oscar.

A popular pick among the audience in the Royal Albert Hall, Londoner Dev Patel, 26, won best supporting actor for his performance in "Lion", which charts the real-life story of an Indian boy adopted by an Australian couple. It may not be done roaring.