As award season continues on the road to the Oscars, we take a detour at the BAFTA Awards 2017, to have the British Academy honor the best in film.
The nominations have been dominated by Damien Chazelle's La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) honor the best of global and British contributions to the film industry and host an annual show to present these awards.
The BAFTAs differ from their US counterpart in having a separate category for best British film.
Set in Newcastle, northeast England, the film tells of one man's battle against the bureaucracy of Britain's social welfare system.
Director Loach kicked off the night with a highly political acceptance speech, saying, "Thanks to the Academy for endorsing the truth of what the film says. the most vulnerable and the poorest are treated with a callous brutality that is disgraceful".
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The glamorous ceremony was woven with political messages, beginning with host Stephen Fry making a jibe at US President Donald Trump who recently described veteran actress Meryl Streep as "overrated". "If there's something you've got to say, then say it".
"I especially like it in a profession that could be considered narcissistic".
BAFTA 2017 Awards Nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role are - 1) Mahershala Ali - Moonlight as Juan 2) Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water as Marcus Hamilton 3) Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins as St. Clair Bayfield 4) Dev Patel - Lion as Saroo Brierley 5) Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Nocturnal Animals as Ray Marcus.
"I already just feel so happy to be here". I'm here on home turf at the Baftas wearing a tuxedo walking this red carpet.
Stars that are confirmed to attend include: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Penelope Cruz, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, J.K. Rowling, Andrew Garfield, Nicole Kidman, Daisy Ridley and Jamie Dornan.