On 12 February, the biggest stars of the silver screen walked up our red carpet to the Royal Albert Hall to recognise, honour and reward outstanding achievement in feature films seen on British cinema screens, at the BAFTA’s 70th anniversary ceremony.

Seventieth British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards, 12 February 2017

This year marked the return of the BAFTA ceremony to the Hall for the first time for 20 years! Although it looked a bit different to the 1997 ceremony, this year’s event was another celebration of the timeless appeal of cinema.

Fiftieth British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards, 29 April 1997
Fiftieth British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards, 29 April 1997
Seventieth British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards, 12 February 2017
Seventieth British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards, 12 February 2017

Host Stephen Fry welcomed 3000 of the film industry’s biggest talents and famous faces to the ceremony, as well as members of the British Royal family – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, where 25 British Academy Film Awards statues were awarded.
Stephen Fry at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
Host Stephen Fry
BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
BAFTA Best Film winner, La La Land
Damien Chazelle at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
Best Director winner, Damien Chazelle
Emma Stone and Eddie Redmayne at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
Emma Stone at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
Best Actress winner, Emma Stone
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Best Actor winner, Casey Affleck
Viola Davis at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
Viola Davis at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
Best Supporting Actress winner, Viola Davies
Dev Patel at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
Dev Patel at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
Best Supporting Actor winner, Dev Patel
Tom Holland at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
EE Rising Star Award winner, Tom Holland
Ken Loach at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
Outstanding British Film winner, I Daniel Blake
Nathan Lane, Prince William and Simon Pegg at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin
_(Mel Brooks at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin)
Mel Brooks at the BAFTA ceremony, 2017. Photo Christie Goodwin)
BAFTA Fellowship winner, Mel Brooks

Photos: Christie Goodwin