‘La La Land’ wins top BAFTA Awards; Prince William and Kate Middleton attend gala

American actress Emma Stone attends the BAFTA Nominations Party at Kensington Palace in London on February 11. Photo by Rune Hellestad/ UPI | License Photo

Feb. 12 (UPI) — The contemporary musical romance “La La Land” was named Best Film of 2016 at the BAFTA Awards ceremony in London Sunday.

The film’s leading lady Emma Stone also earned the Best Actress honor and Damien Chazelle won the Best Director title for helming the picture. “La La Land won the awards for Best Original Music and Cinematography, as well.

Casey Affleck took home the Best Actor statuette for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea,” a heartbreaking drama that won Kenneth Lonergan the trophy for Best Original Screenplay.

“I, Daniel Blake” was named Best British Film, while “13th” was declared Best Documentary, “Son of Saul” Best Foreign Language Film and “Kubo and the Two Strings” Best Animated Feature.

“Lion” garnered the accolades for Best Supporting Actor for Dev Patel and Best Adapted Screenplay for Luke Davies.

The Best Supporting Actress prize went to Viola Davis for her work in “Fences” and Tom Holland received the Rising Star Award.

Comedian Stephen Fry hosted the event at Royal Albert Hall where hundreds of high-profile artists, as well as Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, gathered to celebrate excellence in cinema.

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