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BAFTAs 2017: ‘La La Land’ wins big with five awards as the road to the Oscars continues

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The winners of the EE British Academy Film Awards were announced on Sunday with La La Land unsurprisingly dominating the awards ceremony with five BAFTAs including Best Film, Best Director for Damien Chazelle, and Emma Stone receiving the award for Best Actress. Linus Sandgren won for Best Cinematography while Justin Hurwitz won for Best Original Music. Given the jazz-infused musical’s impressive sweep at the BAFTAs, La La Land seems to be a lock for many of the categories it was nominated in at the upcoming 89th Oscars.

Casey Affleck won Best Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea which also earned writer-director Kenneth Lonergan the award for Best Original Screenplay. In the Best Supporting Actor category, Dev Patel was honored for his performance in Lion for which Luke Davis also won Best Adapted Screenplay. Viola Davis unsurprisingly won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences, making all four actors first-time BAFTA winners.

In the technical categories, Arrival rightfully won the award for Best Sound while Hacksaw Ridge won for Best Editing, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for Best Production Design, Florence Foster Jenkins for Best Make Up and Hair, Jackie for Best Costume Design, and The Jungle Book for Best Special Visual Effects.

You can check out the complete list of winners from the 2017 BAFTAs below.

Best film
“Arrival”
“I, Daniel Blake”
“La La Land” (winner)
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”

Best British film
“American Honey”
“Denial”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“I, Daniel Blake” (winner)
“Notes on Blindness”
“Under the Shadow”

Best debut by a British writer, director or producer
“The Girl With All the Gifts” — Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)
“The Hard Stop” — George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)
“Notes on Blindness” — Peter Middleton (writer/director/producer), James Spinney (writer/director), Jo-Jo Ellison (producer)
“The Pass” — John Donnelly (writer), Ben A Williams (director)
“Under the Shadow” – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers) (winner)

Best film not in the English language
“Dheepan”
“Julieta”
“Mustang”
“Son of Saul” (winner)
“Toni Erdmann”

Best documentary
“13th” (winner)
“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years”
“The Eagle Huntress”
“Notes on Blindness”
“Weiner”

Best animated film
“Finding Dory”
“Kubo and the Two Strings” (winner)
“Moana”
“Zootropolis”

Best director
Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”)
Ken Loach” (“I, Daniel Blake”)
Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”) (winner)
Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”)
Tom Ford (“Nocturnal Animals”)

Best original screenplay
“Hell or High Water”
“I, Daniel Blake”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea” (winner)
“Moonlight”

Best adapted screenplay
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hidden Figures”
“Lion” (winner)
“Nocturnal Animals”

Best actor
Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”)
Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) (winner)
Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nocturnal Animals”)
Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”)
Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”)

Best actress
Amy Adams (“Arrival”)
Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train”)
Emma Stone (“La La Land”) (winner)
Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)
Natalie Portman (“Jackie”)

Best supporting actor
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals”)
Dev Patel (“Lion”) (winner)
Hugh Grant (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)
Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”)
Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”)

Best supporting actress
Hayley Squires (“I, Daniel Blake”)
Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”)
Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”)
Nicole Kidman (“Lion”)
Viola Davis (“Fences”) (winner)

Best original music
“Arrival”
“Jackie”
“La La Land” (winner)
“Lion”
“Nocturnal Animals”

Best cinematography
“Arrival”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land” (winner)
“Lion”
“Nocturnal Animals”

Best editing
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (winner)
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Nocturnal Animals”

Best production design
“Doctor Strange”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (winner)
“Hail, Caesar!”
“La La Land”
“Nocturnal Animals”

Best costume design
“Allied”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie” (winner)
“La La Land”

Best make up & hair
“Doctor Strange”
“Florence Foster Jenkins” (winner)
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Nocturnal Animals”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Best sound
“Arrival” (winner)
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”

Best special visual effects
“Arrival”
“Doctor Strange”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“The Jungle Book” (winner)
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Best British short animation
“The Alan Dimension”
“A Love Story” (winner)
“Tough”

Best British short film
“Consumed”
“Home” (winner)
“Mouth of Hell”
“The Party”
“Standby”

EE Rising Star award
Anya Taylor-Joy
Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Ruth Negga
Tom Holland (winner)

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Universal has two new projects from M. Night Shyamalan coming our way in 2021 and 2023

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M. Night Shyamalan and Universal Pictures seem to be getting along pretty nicely with each other as the studio announced yesterday that it will be continuing its relationship with the director and has dated his next two films from February 26, 2021 and February 17, 2023.

“M. Night Shyamalan continues to create exciting, highly original stories that keep global audiences on the edge of their seats,” said Universal Pictures president Peter Cramer. “There is no one like him: he is a master filmmaker working at the height of his powers, and we are honored that he has once again chosen Universal to be the home for his next two incredible projects.”

Shyamalan added, “There are wonderful studios out there, but Universal has made it a mandate to release original films. They are the best at finding an audience for new stories with unexpected tones. I believe original films are crucial to the longevity of the theatrical experience.”

While any and all details about these two films — with the exception of the release dates, of course — are being kept tightly under wraps for the time being, we can’t help but think Shyamalan will be pulling another Split-type secret sequel stunt and has something pretty exciting in store for us, though that’s just pure speculation on our part.

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Matt Damon and Christian Bale attempt to pull off the impossible in this new ‘Ford v Ferrari’ trailer

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Fresh off its stops at festivals like Telluride and Toronto, 20th Century Fox has released a brand new trailer for James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari and it looks like this thing is shaping up to be one of hell a contender this awards season.

Ford v Ferrari tells “the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale),” who, believe it or not, does not seem to have undergone any drastic transformations for his role here.

Together, the duo “battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.”

At press time, Ford v Ferrari boasts an impressive 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 43 reviews, and something tells me that percentage isn’t going to change too much over the next couple of months. I mean, even the “negative” reviews aren’t even that negative!

Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, and Ray McKinnon also star in Ford v Ferrari, which hits theaters on November 15.

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Phoenix: Put on a happy face and come see Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’ early and for free

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Warner Bros. will release Joker, Todd Phillips’ take on the iconic DC villain’s origin starring Joaquin Phoenix, on September 6 and they’re giving Silver Screen Beat readers in Phoenix a chance to attend an advance screening of the film before it officially opens in theaters.

Our readers in the Phoenix area can click on this link to enter to win passes — good for you and one guest — to attend an advance screening of Joker happening Tuesday, October 1 at Harkins Arizona Mills IMAX at 7:00 p.m.

Winners of this contest will be selected and notified on Saturday, September 29 after 12:00 p.m. PT via email, so good luck! Below is the official trailer for Joker as well as some additional details about the film.

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and Zazie Beetz

Opens: Friday, October 4

Rating: R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material

Synopsis: Director Todd Phillips Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

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