The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award Nominations

We are coming down to the wire, my little Award Show Buffs.  The British Academy of Film and TelevisionArts (BAFTA) Award nominations came out early this morning.  This is the last of the big nominations to be announced prior to the Academy Award nominations announcement on Thursday, January 16. 
While the BAFTAs are usually a good indicator of what to expect from the Academy Award nominations, several strong contenders from this year are not represented since the films were not released in Britain in 2013.  An example of this would be the omission of Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto’s performances in Dallas Buyers Club, as the film will not open in the UK until February 7, 2014.
The Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra is also being honored by the BAFTAs.  While this was a TV movie that premiered on HBO in the United States, it was released in theaters in the United Kingdom, making it eligible for the BAFTAs.
These various rules have allowed several surprise nominees to sneak into races that are most likely locked up for the Academy Awards.  For instance, the Best Actor race will probably be between Bruce Dern, Tom Hanks, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Matthew McConaughey.  However, that last slot is up for grabs.  Both Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio will benefit from this nomination, but a dark horse could be Robert Redford’s mostly silent performance in All is Lost.  The question is who will reap the benefits when it comes to the Oscars? 
Surprises? Snubs? What-were-they-thinking nominations?  Tweet us @moviefiednyc and let us know what you think!
-Ariadne Ansbro

The Selfish Giant

Oustanding British Film

The Wolf of Wall Street


Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Blue Jasmine


Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
August Osage County

Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniel’s The Butler
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street


Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Behind the Candelabra

Adapted Screenplay

John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Richard LaGravenese, Behind the Candelabra
Billy Ray, Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street

Original Screenplay

Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón, Gravity
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Bob Nelson, Nebraska

Animated Film

Despicable Me 2
Monsters U
The Armstrong Lie


Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Tim’s Vermeer
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks
Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Film Not in the English Language

Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
The Great Beauty
Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
The Act Of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
Metro Manila
Sean Ellis and Mathilde Charpentier
Kieran Evans, Kelly + Victor

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer

Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson, Good Vibrations
Kelly Marcel, Saving Mr. Banks
Kieran Evans, Kelly + Victor
Paul Wright and Polly Stokes, For Those in Peril
Scott Graham, Shell
John Williams, The Book Thief

Original Music

Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave
John Williams, The Book Thief
Henry Jackman, Captain Phillips
Steven Price, Gravity
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis


Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years A Slave
Barry Ackroyd, Captain Phillips
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska
Christopher Rouse, Captain Phillips


Joe Walker, 12 Years A Slave
Christopher Rouse, Captain Phillips
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
Dan Hanley and Mike Hill, Rush
Thelma Schoonmaker, The Wolf of Wall Street
Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby

Production Design

Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker, 12 Years A Slave
Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler, American Hustle
Howard Cummings, Behind the Candelabra
Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard, Gravity
Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby
Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman

Costume Design

Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle
Ellen Mirojnick, Behind the Candelabra
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman
Daniel Orlandi, Saving Mr. Banks
Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal, The Butler 

Make Up & Hair

Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell, American Hustle 
Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin, Behind The Candelabra 
Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal, The Butler 
Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn, The Great Gatsby 
Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug 
Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur, All Is Lost


Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur, All Is Lost
Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney, Captain Phillips
Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro, Gravity
Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, Inside Llewyn Davis
Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse, Rush
Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner, Pacific Rim

Special Visual Effects

Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny, Gravity
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick, Iron Man 3
Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner, Pacific Rim
Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett, Star Trek Into Darkness
I Am Tom Moody

British Short Animation

Everything I Can See From Here
I Am Tom Moody
Sleeping With The Fishes
Orbit Ever After

British Short Film

Island Queen
Keeping Up With The Joneses
Orbit Ever After
Room 8
Sea View

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