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Brooklyn scoops award for outstanding British film

The BAFTAs are taking place this evening in London.

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BROOKLYN HAS BEEN named the best British picture at the British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs).

The British-produced film starred Irish actress Saoirse Ronan and is based on the book by Irish author Colm Tóibín.

It documents the experience of an Irish emigrant moving to New York the 1950s.

It beat out competition from 45 Years, Amy, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Lobster to scoop the top prize.

The ceremony is still ongoing, and so far Mad Max: Fury Road has won the prize for best makeup and hair, The Revenant has taken the prize for best cinematography and Amy has been named as best documentary.

The award ceremony is considered a strong precursor to the Oscars which are set to take place later this month.

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