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The Best of British: Baftas 2017

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From award-winning British actors and actresses to designers on the red carpet, see who cleaned up at The 74th Golden Globes, the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards and The Baftas…


Tom Holland and Dev Patel were amongst the winners at the BAFTA awards at the Royal Albert Hall this year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the event, which was hosted by Stephen Fry. La La Land lead the way with six awards, including best film, best director and leading actress.

Emma Stone, who won the award for leading actress for her role in La La Land, was one of the best-dressed on the night, wearing Chanel couture to the awards ceremony.

British actresses Emily Blunt (in Alexander McQueen), Felicity Jones (in Christian Dior) and Naomi Harris (in Gucci) attended the event and were also among the best-dressed stars.

Best film nominee I, Daniel Blake, won the award for Outstanding British Film, while British actor Tom Holland (in Burberry) picked up the Rising Star award. Dev Patel won the best supporting actor award for his role in Lion.

The SAG Awards

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The best actress in a leading role went to the American  La La Land star, Emma Stone, who was wearing a floral embroidered gown by Alexander McQueen, one of our Great British Brands.

The big winners of the evening were the cast of The Crown and Fences. Denzel Washington won the award for best male actor in a leading role for Fences, as did Viola Davis (female actor in a supporting role).

The Crown took home a few awards at last night’s SAG awards. American actor, John Lithgow, was awarded best male actor in a drama series, while British actor, Claire Foy, won the award for best female actor in a drama series.

The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

Many British winners celebrated at last night’s awards in Mayfair. As seems to be the case with every awards ceremony, La La Land won the best film category, while British actors and actresses celebrated wins for roles in Moonlight, A Monster Calls, and Hacksaw Ridge. 

Both Naomie Harris and Kate Beckinsale collected awards for their performances in Moonlight and Love & Friendship, while Andrew Garfield won for his role in Hacksaw Ridge.

The young British/ Irish Performer award went to Lewis MacDougall for his role his A Monster Calls.

Best British / Irish Film of Year went to I, Daniel Blake, and Manchester by the Sea picked up awards for Best Screenwriter (Kenneth Lonergan) and Actor of the Year (Casey Affleck), while Isabelle Huppert was awarded actress of the year for her role in Things to Come.

The Golden Globes

The big winner of the night was David Chazelle’s La La Land, which collected all seven of the awards it was nominated for, including Emma Stone as best actress.

The best supporting actor award went to British actor, Aaron Taylor-Johnson for his role is Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals.

The Crown was awarded best television series in the drama category, beating Stranger Things, Westworld and Game of Thrones among others. Claire Foy also won the best performance by an actress in a television drama for her role as Queen Elizabeth II. In her acceptance speech she thanked Queen Elizabeth II, for inspiring her.

Tom Hiddleston won the award for best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television for his role in John le Carré’s The Night Manager. Other stars of the series picked up awards, Olivia Coleman for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television, and Hugh Laurie for best supporting actor in the same category.

British designers were seen on the red carpet, with award winner, Claire Foy in a shimmering Erdem gown. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman wore an ethereal embroidered Alexander McQueen gown and Busy Philipps wore a floral appliqué black Stella McCartney gown to the 74th Golden Globes ceremony.

Meryl Streep was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her achievements in the film industry. Streep addressed the president elect, Donald Trump while receiving her award, ‘This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modelled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.’

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