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12 Political Moments At The 2017 BAFTAs

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1. JK Rowling when asked "How strongly do you feel about the political situation in the world at the moment?"

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2. Stephen Fry during the opening monologue.

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3. And then again before starting to announce the awards.

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4. Ken Loach during his acceptance speech for winning Outstanding British Film for I, Daniel Blake.

"Thank you to the Academy for endorsing the truth of what the film says which hundreds of thousands of people in this country know, that the most vulnerable and poorest people in this country are treated by the government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful and it's a brutality that extends to keeping out refugee children that we promised to help and that's a disgrace too.
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"Thank you to the Academy for endorsing the truth of what the film says which hundreds of thousands of people in this country know, that the most vulnerable and poorest people in this country are treated by the government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful and it's a brutality that extends to keeping out refugee children that we promised to help and that's a disgrace too.

5. Stephen Fry while presenting the EE Rising Star Award.

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6. Viola Davis gave a speech about African-American lives.

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7. Robert Legato during his acceptance speech for winning Best Special Visual Effects for Jungle Book.

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8. Stephen Fry between awards.

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9. And before announcing more awards.

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10. Philip Knatchbull while accepting the Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema award.

"All of us at Curzon are concerned about the future. Change in life is inevitable but if after Brexit the essential EU support we receive is stopped or replaced, then the risks we are able to take with films that exist outside of the mainstream will become much harder and all our lives will be the poorer for it. "
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"All of us at Curzon are concerned about the future. Change in life is inevitable but if after Brexit the essential EU support we receive is stopped or replaced, then the risks we are able to take with films that exist outside of the mainstream will become much harder and all our lives will be the poorer for it. "

11. Kenneth Lonergan while accepting the Original Screenplay award for Manchester By The Sea.

"The morning after the presidential election my daughter woke up in tears. She didn't want to go to school, but my wife insisted that she go. She said "Perhaps there are children in school who are probably frightened and perhaps you can help them." She went. She turned 15 two weeks ago and she's been to five demonstrations protests in that time. I'm very, very proud of her."
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"The morning after the presidential election my daughter woke up in tears. She didn't want to go to school, but my wife insisted that she go. She said "Perhaps there are children in school who are probably frightened and perhaps you can help them." She went. She turned 15 two weeks ago and she's been to five demonstrations protests in that time. I'm very, very proud of her."

12. Stephen Fry while introducing Penélope Cruz.

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