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See the BAFTA nominees at Saffron Screen
Stunning romantic musical La La Land, which won a record seven Golden Globes at the weekend, has also been nominated for whopping 11 BAFTAs. Set in contemporary Hollywood, the story follows struggling wannabe movie star Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Seb (Ryan Gosling) in a bittersweet love story of frustrated ambition and the personal cost of success. A glorious tour de force, full of smartly choreographed musical numbers, beautiful chemistry between the two leads and musical set pieces which will have you dancing out of the cinema, it is showing at Saffron Screen over Valentine’s Weekend 10-14th Feb and again on 25th Feb.
Touching drama Manchester by the Sea, for which Casey Affleck won Best Actor in a Drama at the Golden Globes, has also been nominated in the categories of Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film and Best Actor by BAFTA, will also be shown at Saffron Screen on 25th/26th February. Book early for this magnificent drama about love, loss and regret.
New Disney animation Moana has been nominated for Best Animation and is showing again at Saffron Screen this weekend. The Eagle Huntress, nominated for Best Documentary, will show on Monday 20th February. And if you haven’t seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it is of course nominated for Best Visual Effects and is showing at Saffron Screen on 28th and 29th January and again on 15th February.
And in March more nominees and winners will hit the big screen: Moonlight, a timeless story of human self-discovery, has been nominated in several categories including Best Film and Best Screenplay, Hacksaw Ridge has been nominated in five categories, Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman have both received BAFTA nominations for their acting roles in Lion and Natalie Portman receives a Best Actress nomination for her lead role in Jackie, a stunning film about Jackie Kennedy in the period just after her husband’s death.
Hilarious and highly anticipated German comedy Toni Erdmann, which has been nominated in the Best Film Not In The English Language, will also be shown in March.