Emma Stone’s feelings on winning a BAFTA: "It's a combination of cold medicine and excitement"

by Hanna Fillingham

Emma Stone was feeling a little shaky as she walked away with a BAFTA for Best Leading Actress for her performance in La La Land on Sunday night - but she wasn't sure whether that was because she was fully dosed up on cold medication! Competing against fierce competition from Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Natalie Portman, Emma couldn’t hold her excitement as she spoke to reporters including HELLO! backstage, about her win. “I feel very overwhelmed and the jitters are indescribable, it’s a crazy, shaky feeling," she gushed. "That might be some cold medicine as well! But it is a combination of cold medicine and excitement I am just so incredibly honored”, she said, laughing. Looking elegant in a beaded Chanel Couture gown teamed with matching trousers, her hair was worn in a chic up-do, adding an ankle bracelet to complete her look.

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Emma Stone wins a BAFTA

Emma Stone wins her BAFTA 

Asked how her character, aspiring actress Mia, would feel if she were to win such an award, the humble star said laughing: “That’s a good question, what do you think?” La La Land also took home the prize for Best Cinematography and Best Film, while Damien Chazelle was recognised as Best Director. It has certainly been a big year for Emma, talented co-star Ryan Gosling and the stars of La La Land, after they took away a record-breaking seven-prize win at the Golden Globes back in January. While receiving such recognition has perked her up, she has admitted to feeling down when the the critically-acclaimed movie came to an end. The 28-year-old revealed it was hard to say goodbye to Ryan after spending almost five months together on set. Speaking in a segment for ITV's This Morning on Thursday, the actress explained: "I was very sad when we were done because we had also rehearsed this for so long and we honestly spent like five months together… so it was very sad to close it out."

Emma Stone's La La Land costars celebrate backstage

Emma and her La La Land collaborators

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The 70th BAFTA Awards saw other huge wins throughout the night, with Dev Patel winning Best Supporting Actor for his role as Saroo Brierley in Lion, and J. K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them winning Best Production Design. The star-studded event, hosted by Stephen Fry saw royalty flock to the red carpet, with Prince William and Kate stealing the show. Kate looked elegant in a bespoke Alexander McQueen floral gown, while William looked handsome in a smart black tuxedo. J.K. Rowling even made a rare appearance for the big night with her husband, Neil Murray, wearing an elegant mauve dress teamed with a silver clutch to complete her look.

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