Kenneth Lonergan

'La La Land' takes 5 prizes at British academy awards

'La La Land' takes 5 prizes at British academy awards

Glamour was shot through with grit at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.

Frothy musical "La La Land" took five prizes including best picture, but major awards also went to tough welfare-state drama "I, Daniel Blake" and fractured-family stories "Lion" and "Manchester by the Sea."

In keeping with an awards season that has coincided with a wrenching change of government in the United States, even "La La Land's" prizes came with a political tinge.

Accepting the best-actress trophy for playing a barista who dreams of Hollywood stardom, Emma Stone said that "this country and the US, and the world seems to be going...

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