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La La Land leads the way at this years BAFTA nominations

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 01:56

La La Land leads the way at this year's British Academy Film and TV Awards in 11 categories. Jane Witherspoon reports.

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It's the film that's dominating nominations lists as we enter awards season. And La La Land leads the way at this years BAFTAS with a nod in eleven categories. SOUNDBITE: Dominic Cooper, Actor, saying (English): "You can absolutely understand why. It' a magical, magical piece of work. Everything about it is gorgeous." The movie about a pianist and struggling actress in Hollywood stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. SOUNDBITE: Amanda Berry, Chief Executive, BAFTA, saying (English): "There's a really interesting mix in the acting nominations this year because you've got your first time nominees going up against very experienced and multi-nominated actors. So if you're looking at the leading actor category you have Ryan Gosling and Casey Affleck getting their first BAFTA nominations. And then you have Meryl Streep in the leading actress category. This is her fifteenth nomination." Sci-fi film "Arrival" and fashion designer Tom Ford's drama "Nocturnal Animals" each received nine nominations, while "Manchester by the Sea", about a family dealing with tragedy, got six. British filmmaking talent was recognised across the board and I, Daniel Blake was nominated in five categories including Best Film. SOUNDBITE: James King, Film Critic, saying (English): "I think 'I, Daniel Blake' is a bit of a surprise actually. It's done very well at the Cannes Festival and at the British Independent Film Awards so it has pedigree, but there's a lot of movies to compete with at the BAFTAs." EE British Academy Film Awards will take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on Feb 12th.

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La La Land leads the way at this years BAFTA nominations

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 01:56