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BAFTA Nominations Shows A Clear “Favourite”

In the wee hours of the night (or early in the morning if you live across the pond), the nominations for the 72nd annual BAFTA Awards were announced. The British Academy, which chimes in each year before Oscar makes its announcement, put forth their nominees while Academy members now have their ballots in hand. As such, this is worth paying attention to. They split things up fairly evenly today, backing one movie in particular, but given plenty of others over a half dozen citations. Still, there were major snubs, which we’ll get to below. BAFTA certainly didn’t follow previously blazed trail this awards season, that’s for sure.

Leading the way by a healthy margin was Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, which racked up an even dozen nominations, well ahead of any other film. Next in line was the quartet of Bryan Singer’s (well, mostly his) Bohemian Rhapsody, Damien Chazelle’s First Man, Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. They couldn’t get to 12 like the leader of the pack, but each received seven nominations, which is nothing to scoff at. While The Favourite did quite well, Sam Elliott and Regina King saw another Supporting snub on their ledger. The former missed in Best Supporting Actor for the otherwise solidly represented A Star Is Born, while the latter came up short in Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk. You can see the full list of nominees next, but suffice it to say, this could shake up the race a bit…


Here now are all of the BAFTA nominations:

BEST FILM
BLACKkKLANSMAN – Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele
THE FAVOURITE – Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday
GREEN BOOK – Jim Burke, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler
ROMA – Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez
A STAR IS BORN – Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
BEAST – Michael Pearce, Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana MacKinnon
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – Bryan Singer, Graham King, Anthony McCarten
THE FAVOURITE – Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
McQUEEN – Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui, Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig
STAN & OLLIE – Jon S. Baird, Faye Ward, Jeff Pope
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE – Lynne Ramsay, Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, James Wilson

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
APOSTASY – Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director)
BEAST – Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)
A CAMBODIAN SPRING – Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer)
PILI – Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer)
RAY & LIZ – Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CAPERNAUM – Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzanar
COLD WAR – Paweł Pawlikowski, Tanya Seghatchian, Ewa Puszczyńska
DOGMAN – Matteo Garrone
ROMA – Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez
SHOPLIFTERS – Hirokazu Kore-eda, Kaoru Matsuzaki

DOCUMENTARY
FREE SOLO – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
McQUEEN – Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
RBG – Julie Cohen, Betsy West
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD – Peter Jackson
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS – Tim Wardle, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Becky Read

ANIMATED FILM
INCREDIBLES 2 – Brad Bird, John Walker
ISLE OF DOGS – Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord 

DIRECTOR
BLACKkKLANSMAN – Spike Lee
COLD WAR – Paweł Pawlikowski
THE FAVOURITE – Yorgos Lanthimos
ROMA – Alfonso Cuarón
A STAR IS BORN – Bradley Cooper

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
COLD WAR – Janusz Głowacki, Paweł Pawlikowski
THE FAVOURITE – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
GREEN BOOK – Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
ROMA – Alfonso Cuarón
VICE – Adam McKay

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BLACKkKLANSMAN – Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? – Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
FIRST MAN – Josh Singer
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK – Barry Jenkins
A STAR IS BORN – Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth

LEADING ACTRESS
GLENN CLOSE – The Wife
LADY GAGA – A Star Is Born
MELISSA McCARTHY – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
OLIVIA COLMAN – The Favourite
VIOLA DAVIS – Widows

LEADING ACTOR
BRADLEY COOPER – A Star Is Born
CHRISTIAN BALE – Vice
RAMI MALEK – Bohemian Rhapsody
STEVE COOGAN – Stan & Ollie
VIGGO MORTENSEN – Green Book

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
AMY ADAMS – Vice
CLAIRE FOY – First Man
EMMA STONE – The Favourite
MARGOT ROBBIE – Mary Queen of Scots
RACHEL WEISZ – The Favourite

SUPPORTING ACTOR
ADAM DRIVER – BlacKkKlansman
MAHERSHALA ALI – Green Book
RICHARD E. GRANT – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
SAM ROCKWELL – Vice
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET – Beautiful Boy

ORIGINAL MUSIC
BLACKkKLANSMAN – Terence Blanchard
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK – Nicholas Britell
ISLE OF DOGS – Alexandre Desplat
MARY POPPINS RETURNS – Marc Shaiman
A STAR IS BORN – Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson

CINEMATOGRAPHY
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – Newton Thomas Sigel
COLD WAR – Łukasz Żal
THE FAVOURITE – Robbie Ryan
FIRST MAN – Linus Sandgren
ROMA – Alfonso Cuarón

EDITING
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – John Ottman
THE FAVOURITE – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
FIRST MAN – Tom Cross
ROMA – Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough
VICE – Hank Corwin

PRODUCTION DESIGN
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD – Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock
THE FAVOURITE – Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
FIRST MAN – Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
MARY POPPINS RETURNS – John Myhre, Gordon Sim
ROMA – Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enríquez

COSTUME DESIGN
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS – Mary Zophres
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – Julian Day
THE FAVOURITE – Sandy Powell
MARY POPPINS RETURNS – Sandy Powell
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS – Alexandra Byrne

MAKE UP & HAIR
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – Mark Coulier, Jan Sewell
THE FAVOURITE – Nadia Stacey
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS – Jenny Shircore
STAN & OLLIE – Mark Coulier, Jeremy Woodhead
VICE – Nominees TBC

SOUND
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst
FIRST MAN – Mary H. Ellis, Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Ai-Ling Lee, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT – Gilbert Lake, James H. Mather, Christopher Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith
A QUIET PLACE – Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Procter, Ethan Van der Ryn
A STAR IS BORN – Steve Morrow, Alan Robert Murray, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR – Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Kelly Port, Dan Sudick
BLACK PANTHER – Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD – Tim Burke, Andy Kind, Christian Manz, David Watkins
FIRST MAN – Ian Hunter, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm
READY PLAYER ONE – Matthew E. Butler, Grady Cofer, Roger Guyett, David Shirk

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
I’M OK – Elizabeth Hobbs, Abigail Addison, Jelena Popović
MARFA – Gary McLeod, Myles McLeod
ROUGHHOUSE – Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom

BRITISH SHORT FILM
73 COWS – Alex Lockwood
BACHELOR, 38 – Angela Clarke
THE BLUE DOOR – Ben Clark, Megan Pugh, Paul Taylor
THE FIELD – Sandhya Suri, Balthazar de Ganay
WALE – Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater, Edward Speleers

EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
BARRY KEOGHAN
CYNTHIA ERIVO
JESSIE BUCKLEY
LAKEITH STANFIELD
LETITIA WRIGHT


Stay tuned to see who and what BAFTA opts to reward!

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A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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