Baftas 2017: Ken Loach slams government for 'disgraceful' treatment of refugees

La La Land actress Emma Stone

The BAFTAs will air on Sunday, February 12 on the BBC One channel starting at 9pm (local London time), with a 2-hour tape delay.

Dan Lemmon won a Bafta along with his visual effects team for their work on the Jungle Book.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) honor the best of global and British contributions to the film industry and host an annual show to present these awards.

New Zealand company Weta Digital also shared in The Jungle Book's win for best visual effects after playing a role in bringing the Disney movie's animations to life.

The film is also nominated for awards including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Hayley Squires.

However, co-star Ryan Gosling lost the best actor nod to Casey Affleck, for his performance in family drama "Manchester by the Sea".

Semenya has to wait for London gold — IAAF
The decision sees Semenya add a second Olympic title to her name having emerged victorious in the 800m in Rio previous year . Savinova won the race in a world-leading time of 1:56.19, beating the South African favourite into second place.

EE British Academy Film Awards, popularly known as the BAFTAs is the awards ceremony which honours the best in British and worldwide contributions in the year 2016.

Loach said his docudrama about a carpenter trying to get welfare after a heart attack shows that "the most vulnerable and the poorest people are treated by this government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful". Celebrities who are expected to walk the red carpet include Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, JK Rowling, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sophie Turner, Meryl Streep, Felicity Jones and many more.

The Baftas, held at the Royal Albert Hall, is one of the biggest nights in the entertainment calendar. "If there's something you've got to say, then say it". But also I think that's what we do as artists.

La La Land came into the awards ceremony in the lead with 11 nominations, closely followed by Arrival and Nocturnal Animals with nine.

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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