Published: Mon, February 13, 2017
Culture | By Kelly Harrison

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A throwback musical about an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist who are trying to make their way in Hollywood, "La La Land" had been nominated for 11 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.

John Gilbert's editing work on Mel Gibson's drama has been rewarded with a Bafta nomination.

Hollywood stars mingled with British royalty on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, where "La La Land" was favored to dance away with multiple trophies.

New Zealand company Weta Digital also shared in The Jungle Book's win for best visual effects after playing a role in bringing the Disney movie's animations to life.

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".

Other guests braving the cold to walk the red carpet included Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, whose London home Kensington Palace is close to the Royal Albert Hall.

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He continued: "Anybody who would think of voting Labour but then changes to Ukip should really look at this because if Ukip and the far right get in this will get worse".

A huge round of applause went through London's Royal Albert Hall as Patel approached the stage to pick up his prize.

The philosophical sci-fi yarn "Arrival" and the psychological thriller "Nocturnal Animals" have nine BAFTA nominations each.

BAFTA 2017 Awards Nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role are - 1) Viola Davis - Fences as Rose Maxson 2) Naomie Harris - Moonlight as Paula 3) Nicole Kidman - Lion as Sue Brierley 4) Hayley Squires - I, Daniel Blake as Katie Morgan 5) Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea as Randi.

Best-actress contenders are Stone; Amy Adams for Arrival; Emily Blunt for The Girl on the Train; Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins; and Natalie Portman for Jackie.

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