BAFTAs 2017 winners
The winners at the 2017 British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) pose for a picture at the award show's conclusion. Twitter/BAFTA

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) results are out — “La La Land” bagged five prizes out of 11 total nominations. Named as the Best Picture at the BAFTAs, the Hollywood musical also brought Emma Stone the Best Actress award and Damien Chazelle the Best Director award. “I, Daniel Blake,” a welfare-state drama, and fractured-family stories “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea” were other major winners at the award show.

The BAFTA awards is considered as the UK equivalent of the Oscars. The 70th annual BAFTAs was held on Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It has often been the case that winners of this award show also have a shot at winning at Hollywood’s Academy Awards, which is held two weeks later. With “La La Land” already a dominant force at the Oscars with 14 nominations, the future seems to be shining for the frosty musical. The movie has won seven Golden Globes awards previously.

In the movie, Emma Stone plays a barista who dreams of Hollywood stardom. While accepting the trophy for the best actress, she said, “This country and the US, and the world seems to be going through a bit of time.” The actress added that in a divided world, it was vital to celebrate "the positive gift of creativity and how we can transcend borders and how we help people to feel a little less alone," per the Associated Press(via CBC News).

That being said, Ryan Gosling, the male lead in “La La Land” ran a bit out of luck, losing the Best Actor award to Casey Affleck. The latter bagged the trophy in the male category for his role as a grieving handyman in “Manchester by the Sea.” Affleck also has Oscar nominations for the role. The actor at the BAFTAs thanked writer-director Kenneth Lonergan for making a film that "dignifies everyday lives and their struggles with great compassion."

Dev Patel won the best supporting actor trophy for “Lion.” In the movie, he plays a young man who goes looking for an Indian family from which he was separated as a child. Also, "Under the Shadow" writer-director Babak Anvari won the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2017 award. Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh shared the award for the same movie as producers.

Here’s a full list of the 2017 BAFTAs winners:

  • Best Film: "La La Land"
  • Best British Film in 2017: "I, Daniel Blake"
  • Best Director: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"
  • Best Actor: Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"
  • Best Actress: Emma Stone, "La La Land"
  • Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel, "Lion"
  • Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, "Fences"
  • Best Film Not in the English Language: "Son of Saul"
  • Best Documentary: "The 13th"
  • Best Animated Film: "Kubo and the Two Strings"
  • Best Cinematography: "La La Land"
  • Best Original Screenplay: "Manchester by the Sea"
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: "Lion"
  • Best Editing: "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • Best Production Design: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
  • Best Costume Design: "Jackie"
  • Best Makeup and Hair: "Florence Foster Jenkins"
  • Best Sound: "Arrival"
  • Best Special Visual Effects: "The Jungle Book"
  • Best British Short Animation: "A Love Story"
  • Best British Short Film: "Home"
  • The EE Rising Star Award: Tom Holland
  • Best Original Music: Justin Hurwitz, "La La Land"