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AFP / Ben STANSALL US actress Emma Stone (L) poses with the award for a Leading Actress and US director Damien Chazelle poses with the award for Best Director

By Rashidat Akashat With Agency Reports

The famous “La La Land” directed by Damien Chazelle has topped the winning list at the 70th edition of the annual British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

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According to NAN, the award which was hosted by veteran presenter Stephen Fry and held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, gifted the movie six awards.

BAFTA Awards La La Land Best Film

La La Land was named the overall Best Film among other stiff competitors like Moonlight, Arrival, I Daniel Blake and Manchester By Sea.

The movie also produced Justin Hurwitz as the winner of the Original Music award, Linus Sandgren for the Best Cinematography and Mary Zophres as the Best Costume Design.

The Director of the romantic movie, got the Best Director award, while the leading actress in the movieEmma Stone got the Best Leading Actress trophy for the movie.

La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical film comedy written and directed by Damien Chazelle.

Th musical film got the highest nomination under 11 categories for the annual BAFTA.

It featured top stars John Legend, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt and Ryan Gosling.

The plot follows a musician and an aspiring actress who meets and falls in love in Los Angeles.

La La Land had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (VFF) on August 31, 2016, and was released in the United States on December 9, 2016 by Summit Entertainment.

La La Land Receives Over $85 million

The film received widespread acclaim from critics and has grossed 85 million dollars worldwide in less than six months of its release.

America Film Institute chose the movie as one of the top ten films of 2016, and won the Critics’ Choice Move Award for Best Picture and the Golden Globes as well.

NAN reports that the BAFTA is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.