Confession: Despite The Film Experience's devout love of awards season, your host does not actually watch the BAFTAs. I gave up years ago when it was clear that they were never going to change their announce-the- winners and then tape-delay-broadcast-highlights-of-show. It's just not pure enough for my spiritual devotion to the holy act of passing out trophies. I can't stomach it.
The winners with commentary (and videos once they're available) follow...
- I, Daniel Blake
- La La Land
- Manchester by the Sea
La La Land cannot be stopped! It won five BAFTAs. Expect more than five Oscars.
Outstanding British film
- American Honey
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- I, Daniel Blake
- Notes on Blindness
- Under the Shadow
As expected Ken Loach's Palme D'or winner triumphed at the BAFTAs too.
- Damien Chazelle - La La Land
- Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals
- Ken Loach - I, Daniel Blake
- Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
- Denis Villeneuve - Arrival
Chazelle has got the Oscar locked up, too. Awards voters love projects with a high degree of technical difficulty for directing prizes. He'll become the youngest Best Director winner of all time. He turned 32 last month.
- Amy Adams - Arrival
- Emily Blunt - The Girl on the Train
- Natalie Portman - Jackie
- Emma Stone - La La Land
- Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins
Stone still has to face the formidable Isabelle Huppert at the Oscars (Elle was ineligible at the BAFTAs) but she's expected to prevail there, too.
- Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
- Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge
- Ryan Gosling - La La Land
- Jake Gyllenhaal - Nocturnal Animals
- Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic
With surging Denzel Washington unnominated here (the BAFTAs have never once nominated him) Casey Affleck had no trouble extending his winning streak.
- Viola Davis - Fences
- Naomie Harris - Moonlight
- Nicole Kidman - Lion
- Hayley Squires - I, Daniel Blake
- Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea
Even though BAFTA didn't love Fences (this was its only nomination) Viola still triumphed; she's the most ironclad of locks on Oscar night. We firmly believe that she would have won Best Actress had she campaigned that (correct) way. It's really unfortunate because that would have been so good for the Oscars to finally put that "only one black winner" problem to rest. But we'll have to wait until a powerhouse black actress campaigns in lead for that to happen.
- Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
- Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
- Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins
- Dev Patel - Lion
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Nocturnal Animals
People will say that this is because Dev is British but we're not entirely convinced that that theory lines up with BAFTA history. Could Mahershala Ali lose the Oscar? Losing both the Globe and the BAFTA probably indicates that he's not a strong frontrunner despite the brilliance of his performance. That doesn't mean he'll lose the Oscar but it does means he could.
- Hell or High Water - Taylor Sheridan
- I, Daniel Blake - Paul Laverty
- La La Land - Damien Chazelle
- Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan
- Moonlight - Barry Jenkins
Will Manchester win this award which its won practically everywhere on Oscar night or will La La Land do a big sweep? We shall see. It lost roughly half of its contests at the BAFTAs despite being the big winner of the night.
- Arrival - Eric Heisserer
- Hacksaw Ridge - Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight
- Hidden Figures - Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroeder
- Lion - Luke Davies
- Nocturnal Animals - Tom Ford
Most pundits believe that Moonlight will win this Oscar but I'm not 100%. It's a much stronger category back in America where Hacksaw Ridge and Nocturnal Animals are out and Fences and Moonlight are in. Screenplay categories sometimes hold semi-surprise winners -- think Precious and Her triumphing over more nominated competition in recent years.
Outstanding 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 William (director)
- Under the Shadow - Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers)
Oscar passed on this Iranian British horror movie in the Foreign Film category but it's quite good. Catch our interview with the director and watch the movie on Netflix!
Film not in the English language
- Dheepan - Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux
- Julieta - Pedro Almodovar
- Mustang - Deniz Gamze Erguven, Charles Gillibert
- Son of Saul - Laszlo Nemes, Gabor Sipos
- Toni Erdmann - Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski
Last year's Oscar winner took this year's BAFTA (different countries = different release patterns) but another reminder that Toni Erdmann is not necessarily a frontrunner. We are officially predicting The Salesman to win the Oscar, now.
- The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
- The Eagle Huntress
- Notes on Blindness
With the TV miniseries OJ Made in America correctly not included in this movie race, we have a new winner: Ava DuVernay's 13th!
- Finding Dory
- Kubo and the Two Strings
This is a big win for Laika's fable. It's clearly in the running for the Oscar as well though Zootopia will still probably prevail.
- Arrival - Johann Johannsson
- Jackie - Mica Levi
- La La Land - Justin Hurwitz
- Lion - Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka
- Nocturnal Animals - Abel Korzeniowski
- Arrival - Bradford Young
- Hell or High Water - Giles Nuttgens
- La La Land - Linus Sandgren
- Lion - Greig Fraser
- Nocturnal Animals - Seamus McGarvey
If you had any doubt that La La Land would win this particular Oscar, doubt no more. If Lion, the ASC winner, couldn't beat it here, it's not going to beat it at the Oscars where La La is presumably even more popular.
- Arrival - Joe Walker
- Hacksaw Ridge - John Gilbert
- La La Land - Tom Cross
- Manchester by the Sea - Jennifer Lame
- Nocturnal Animals - Joan Sobel
COLOR US SHOCKED. Hacksaw took this prize from La La Land despite not even having a Best Film nomination with BAFTA.
- Doctor Strange - John Bush, Charles Wood
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock
- Hail, Caesar! - Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
- La La Land - Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco
- Nocturnal Animals - Shane Valentino, Meg Everist
Another loss for La La Land but this one makes far more British sense.
- Allied - Joanna Johnston
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Colleen Atwood
- Florence Foster Jenkins - Consolata Boyle
- Jackie - Madeline Fontaine
- La La Land - Mary Zophres
This race feels tight for the Oscar doesn't it? (The category is identical across the Ocean)
Make-up and hair
- Doctor Strange - Jeremy Woodhead
- Florence Foster Jenkins - J Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips
- Hacksaw Ridge - Shane Thomas
- Nocturnal Animals - Donald Mowat, Yolanda Toussieng
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Nominees to be confirmed
- Arrival - Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariepy Strobl, Sylvain Bellemare
- Deepwater Horizon - Mike Prestwood Smith, Dror Mohar, Wylie Stateman, David Wyman
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Niv Adiri, Glenn Freemantle, Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Ian Tapp
- Hacksaw Ridge - Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright
- La La Land - Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Ai-Ling Lee, Steve A Morrow, Andy Nelson
Another loss for La La Land but Arrival is more than deserving don't you think? But we still think La La Land will win this particular Oscar. Do you?
Special visual effects
- Arrival - Louis Morin
- Doctor Strange - Richard Bluff, Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, Christian Manz, David Watkins
- The Jungle Book - Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Neil Corbould, Hal Hickel, Mohen Leo, John Knoll, Nigel Sumner
Likely to repeat at the Oscar. People are very impressed with those CG animals.
British short animation
- The Alan Dimension - Jac Clinch, Jonathan Harbottle, Millie Marsh
- A Love Story - Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King
- Tough - Jennifer Zheng
British short film
- Consumed - Richard John Seymour
- Home - Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, Scott O'Donnell
- Mouth of Hell - Bart Gavigan, Samir Mehanovic, Ailie Smith, Michael Wilson
- The Party - Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming, Andrea Harkin, Conor MacNeill
- Standby - Charlotte Regan, Jack Hannon
The winning short, centering around the refugee crisis and shot in three different countries, stars Jack O'Connell and Holiday Grainger.
EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)
- Laia Costa
- Lucas Hedges
- Tom Holland
- Ruth Negga
- Anya Taylor-Joy
The world has always and probably will always love Spider-Man. Tom Holland is also adorable. But these five sure seem like they have bright futures. For those who haven't been paying attention Laia Costa (who has the lowest profile among these nominees) headlined that wonderful international escalating night gone wrong thriller Victoria last year -- the one that's composed of one continuous shot. She's wonderful in it. Jose interviewed her right here.
Were you happy with the BAFTA results or do you demand a recount?