BAFTA Film Awards 2017 on February 12, 2017, at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
La La Land was the big victor from the BAFTAs, picking up five gongs, including best film, director and leading actress for Emma Stone.
The BAFTAs take place just before the Oscars and are considered a good indicator of the Academy's winners.
If Meryl Streep's criticism of President Trump at the Golden Globes is anything to go by, though, the biggest headlines of the night could well come from the acceptance speeches.
Davis said being recognized in Britain was proof that Wilson "has told a universal story of the everyman and American history". Comedian and actor Stephen Fry will be hosting the ceremony for the 12th time.
Barry Jenkins, director of best-picture nominee Moonlight, said, "People ought to speak from their heart". But also I think that's what we do as artists.
"You should know which side you're on and why and get in and take part in politics".
Storm progresses as expected; snow coming soon
Wednesday saw temperatures of almost 60 degrees in New York City , and Thursday will be a little, er, different. Many school districts already have canceled Thursday classes including New York City, Philadelphia and Boston.
And while the luscious "La La Land" was the favorite, academy voters could choose to reward less escapist fare.
The musical, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has 11 nominations, while Arrival and Nocturnal Animals both have nine each.
Accepting the award for best director - beating off competition from the likes of Ken Loach and Tom Ford - Damien Chazelle said it was an "incredible honour" and a pleasure to be there along with those behind the film.
Gosling's rivals in the best actor race are Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge, Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, Jake Gyllenhaal for Nocturnal Animals; and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic.
BAFTA 2017 Awards Nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role are - 1) Viola Davis - Fences as Rose Maxson 2) Naomie Harris - Moonlight as Paula 3) Nicole Kidman - Lion as Sue Brierley 4) Hayley Squires - I, Daniel Blake as Katie Morgan 5) Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea as Randi.
Best-actress contenders were Stone; Amy Adams for "Arrival"; Emily Blunt for "The Girl on the Train"; Meryl Streep for "Florence Foster Jenkins"; and Natalie Portman for "Jackie".