BAFTA Awards 2017: Emma Stone, Casey Affleck win Best Leading Actors

Feb 13, 2017, 09:30 IST | IANS

US actress Emma Stone poses with the award for a Leading Actress for her work on the film 'La La Land' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. Pic/AFP
US actress Emma Stone poses with the award for a Leading Actress for her work on the film 'La La Land' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. Pic/AFP

London: Emma Stones performance in La La Land and Casey Afflecks work in Manchester By The Sea won them the Best Leading Actress and Actor honour respectively at the 70th BAFTA Awards ceremony here on Sunday.

Stone's role as an aspiring actress in romantic musical comedy-drama film "La La Land", was up against competition from Amy Adams ("Arrival"), Emily Blunt ("The Girl on the Train"), Meryl Streep ("Florence Foster Jenkins") and Natalie Portman ("Jackie").

US actor Casey Affleck poses with the award for a Leading Actor for his work on the film 'Manchester by the Sea' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. Pic/AFP
US actor Casey Affleck poses with the award for a Leading Actor for his work on the film 'Manchester by the Sea' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. Pic/AFP

For the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, Stone chose to wear matching trousers under her Chanel dress which had a plunging neckline, guardian.com reported.

Meanwhile, Affleck -- who plays a man who looks after his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies, in "Manchester By The Sea" -- was competing with Andrew Garfield ("Hacksaw Ridge"), Jake Gyllenhaal ("Nocturnal Animals"), Ryan Gosling ("La La Land") and Viggo Mortensen ("Captain Fantastic").

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