BAFTA Nominations!

 

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La La Land

Hello, my award show junkies!  The season of nominations continues with the announcement of the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Film Award nominations.  Once again La La Land has secured the most nominations with a total of 11.  The nominations include Best Film, Best Leading Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Leading Actress (Emma Stone), Best Original Screenplay (Damien Chazelle), and the David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction (Damien Chazelle). With all of the BAFTA nominations and the fact that the film picked up a nomination for the Producers Guild Awards, I would say that La La Land has solidified its place as the front-runner to win Best Picture at the Oscars.

 

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Arrival

In a surprising turn, Arrival picked up nine nominations including: Best Film, Best Leading Actress (Amy Adams), Best Adapted Screenplay (Eric Heisserer), and the David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction (Denis Villeneuve).  Considering the film received only two nominations for the Golden Globes (Best Actress, Drama for Amy Adams and Best Original Score), this strong showing at the BAFTAs will boost its chances of scoring a Best Picture nomination come January 24.

Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight were also nominated for Best Film.  Both films also picked up nominations for several members of their cast.  Golden Globe winner Casey Affleck received a Best Leading Actor nomination, and Michelle Williams received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for their roles in Manchester.  Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris both picked up nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively, for their work in Moonlight.

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I, Daniel Blake

The real surprise in the Best Film category was the inclusion of I, Daniel Blake.  Never heard of it?  That is not surprising.  It opened in a limited release here in the US on December 23, without much fanfare.  Blake tells the story of a carpenter who goes on welfare after an injury.  While circumnavigating the British welfare system, he meets a single mother in a similar situation.  The film received nominations for Best Film, Outstanding British Film of the Year, Best Supporting Actress (Hayley Squires), Best Original Screenplay (Paul Laverty), and the David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction (Ken Loach).

There were actually several surprises at the BAFTAs this year.  Jake Gyllenhaal received a nomination for Best Leading Actor for his role in Nocturnal Animals.  While the film has been getting much award hype, it is usually for Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s supporting and Tom Ford’s direction (both received nominations).  Emily Blunt received her second BAFTA nomination for her role in the film adaptation of the best-selling book The Girl on the Train.  Blunt received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for this role, as well.  This could make her a dark horse in the Best Actress category for the Oscars.  Denzel Washington did not receive a nomination for his role in Fences, while his screen counterpart, Viola Davis, did.  I was also surprised not to see Octavia Spencer receive a nomination for Hidden Figures. She has been called the standout performance in a strong film.

What surprised you?  Is there anyone that you cannot believe wasn’t nominated?  Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

-Ariadne Ansbro

Full list of nominees below:

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Moonlight

Best Film

Arrival

I, Daniel Blake

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Outstanding British Film

American Honey

Denial

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I, Daniel Blake

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow

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Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic

Best Leading Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

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Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train

Best Leading Actress

Amy Adams, Arrival

Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Natalie Portman, Jackie

 

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Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

 

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Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

 

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Tom Ford directing Nocturnal Animals

David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Ken Loach, I, Daniel Blake

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

 

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Hell or High Water

Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan

I, Daniel Blake, Paul Laverty

La La Land, Damien Chazelle

Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan

Moonlight, Barry Jenkins

 

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Hidden Figures

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Eric Heisserer

Hacksaw Ridge, Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight

Hidden Figures, Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder

Lion, Luke Davies

Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford

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Nocturnal Animals

Best Cinematography

Arrival

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Lion

Nocturnal Animals

 

 

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Hacksaw Ridge

Best Editing

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Nocturnal Animals

 

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Hail, Caesar!

Best Production Design

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Nocturnal Animals

 

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Allied

Best Costume Design

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

 

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Jackie

Best Original Music

Arrival

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Nocturnal Animals

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Doctor Strange

Best Make Up/Hair

Doctor Strange

Florence Foster Jenkins

Hacksaw Ridge

Nocturnal Animals

Rogue One

 

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Deepwater Horizon

Best Sound

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

 

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Rogue One

Best Special Visual Effects

Arrival

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Jungle Book

Rogue One

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Julieta

Best Film not in the English Language

Dheepan

Julieta

Mustang

Son of Saul

Toni Erdmann

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Zootopia

Best Animated Feature Film

Finding Dory

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

Zootopia

 

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Weiner

Best Documentary

13th

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

The Eagle Huntress

Notes on Blindness

Weiner

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Ruth Negga

EE Rising Star Award

Laia Costa

Lucas Hedges

Tom Holland

Ruth Negga

Anya Taylor-Joy

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Notes on Blindness

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Hard Stop

Notes on Blindness

The Pass

Under the Shadow

 

Best Short Animation

The Alan Dimension

A Love Story

Tough

 

Best Short Film

Home

Mouth of Hell

The Party

Standby

 

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