BAFTA Nominations Announced: The Favourite, from 20th Century Fox, Leads with Twelve

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As awards season moves into full swing, the BAFTA nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2019 were announced, with The Favourite, A Star is Born, ROMA, Green Book and BlacKkKlansman garnering Best Film nods.

The Favourite is nominated in 12 categories. Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma and A Star Is Born each have seven nominations; Vice has six, BlacKkKlansman has five, and Cold War and Green Book have four each. Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots and Stan & Ollie have three nominations each.


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The Favourite is nominated for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up and Hair, Editing and Yorgos Lanthimos for Director. Olivia Colman is nominated for Leading Actress for her role as Queen Anne, and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are both nominated for Supporting Actress.

Roma is nominated for Best Film, Film Not in the English Language, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, and Editing. Alfonso Cuarón is nominated in all of these categories. The film is also nominated for Production Design.

A Star Is Born is nominated in seven categories; Leading Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Sound, Best Film and Leading Actress for Lady Gaga. Bradley Cooper is nominated for five of these categories.

Bohemian Rhapsody receives nominations for Outstanding British Film, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, Costume Design, and Make Up & Hair, as well as Leading Actor for Rami Malek for his role as Freddie Mercury.

First Man receives nominations for Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, and Special Visual Effects, as well as Supporting Actress for Claire Foy.

Vice has three performance nominees: Christian Bale in Leading Actor for his role as former US Vice President Dick Cheney, with Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell in the supporting categories for their roles as Lynne Cheney and George W. Bush. The film is also nominated for Original Screenplay, Editing, and Make Up & Hair.


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Spike Lee is nominated for Director and Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, which is also nominated for Best Film, Original Music and Supporting Actor for Adam Driver.

Viggo Mortensen is nominated for Leading Actor and Mahershala Ali for Supporting Actor for their roles in Green Book. The film is also nominated for Best Film and Original Screenplay.

Cold War is nominated for Film Not in the English Language, Original Screenplay and Cinematography, with a further nomination for Paweł Pawlikowski as Director.

Mary Poppins Returns receives nominations for Original Music, Production Design and Costume Design.

Steve Coogan is nominated for his role as Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie, which is also nominated for Outstanding British Film and Make Up & Hair.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is nominated for Adapted Screenplay. Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant are nominated for Leading Actress and Supporting Actor respectively.

Margot Robbie is nominated in Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots. The film is also nominated for Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.

Also receiving acting nominations are Glenn Close (Leading Actress for The Wife), Viola Davis (Leading Actress for Widows), and Timothée Chalamet (Supporting Actor for Beautiful Boy).


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McQueen is nominated for Outstanding British Film and Documentary. The other nominations in Outstanding British Film are You Were Never Really Here and Beast; the latter is also nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Michael Pearce (Writer/Director) and Lauren Dark (Producer).

The other nominations for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer are: Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director) for Apostasy; Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer) for A Cambodian Spring; Leanne Welham (Writer/Director) and Sophie Harman (Producer) for Pili; and Richard Billingham (Writer/Director) and Jacqui Davies (Producer) for Ray & Liz.

Isle of Dogs is nominated for Original Music and Animated Film. Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse complete the nominations for Animated Film.

Capernaum, Dogman, and Shoplifters are the other nominations for Film Not in the English Language. Completing the list for the Documentary category are Free Solo, RBG, They Shall Not Grow Old and Three Identical Strangers.

If Beale Street Could Talk receives nominations for Adapted Screenplay and Original Music. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is nominated for Production Design and Special Visual Effects.


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Six other feature films receive one nomination each: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs for Costume Design; A Quiet Place and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, both for Sound; and Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Ready Player One, all for Special Visual Effects.

The British Short Animation nominees are I’m OK, Marfa and Roughhouse. The nominations for British Short Film are 73 Cows; Bachelor, 38; The Blue Door; The Field and Wale.

The nominees for the EE Rising Star Award announced last week are Barry Keoghan, Cynthia Erivo, Jessie Buckley, Lakeith Stanfield and Letitia Wright. The award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actress or actor who has demonstrated exceptional talent and has begun to capture the imagination of the UK public.

The nominations were announced by Hayley Squires and Will Poulter at BAFTA’s London headquarters, 195 Piccadilly.

The EE British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 10 February at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Joanna Lumley and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world.

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