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Stars and royalty hit the red carpet for UK Academy Awards

13 February 2017, 01:00 | Sue Hudson

REUTERS HEARTWARMING Patel stars alongside Nicole Kidman in the film

Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman

The acclaimed British director spoke during the 2017 BAFTA Awards as he accepted his award for Best British Film for I, Daniel Blake, a movie about a middle-aged carpenter who suddenly finds himself needing help from state after injuring himself but soon gets caught up in the red tape and bureaucracy of a system that does not work.

La La Land already is a dominant force at the Oscars, with 14 nominations. BAFTAs 2017 will be held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Prince William and his wife Kate were due on the red carpet at London's Royal Albert Hall, along with nominees including Meryl Streep, Casey Affleck and Australia's Nicole Kidman. It also has won seven Golden Globes.

New Zealand has had its first win at this year's EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

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".

And while the luscious La La Land was the favourite, academy voters could choose to reward less escapist fare.

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La La Land is leading the nominations in 11 categories, followed by Arrival and Nocturnal Animals, which has nine nods each.

Arrival, Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight also appear in a number of categories.

The best actor Bafta award went on Sunday to Casey Affleck, for his role in the American drama "Manchester By The Sea", beating Ryan Gosling who was nominated for "La La Land".

The latter film, about female mathematicians working at Nasa, is up for best adapted screenplay at the Baftas.

The film - an unflinching examination of life in the United Kingdom benefits system - beat other titles such as Denial, Notes On Blindness and the JK Rowling-penned Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Best-actress contenders were 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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