Grand Budapest Hotel Takes Over the 2015 BAFTA Nominations


Earlier today the nominations were announced by Sam Claffin and Steven Fry for the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA’s) in 2015. The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the way with 11 nominations. Birdman and The Theory of Everything are not far behind nominated in ten categories.  The Imitation Game has nine nominations. Boyhood and Whiplash are each nominated five times. Mr. Turner, Nightcrawler and Interstellar receive four nominations.  Notably missing on this list were Selma, Unbroken and Mr. Turner having been shut out of most major categories.  The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 8 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London and hosted by the Stephen Fry.

Film | Adapted Screenplay in 2015

The Theory Of Everything – Anthony Mccarten

The Imitation Game – Graham Moore

American Sniper – Jason Hall

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Paddington – Paul King

Film | Animated Film in 2015

The Boxtrolls – Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable

The Lego Movie – Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Big Hero 6 – Don Hall, Chris Williams

Film | Cinematography in 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman

Ida – Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski

Interstellar – Hoyte Van Hoytema

Mr. Turner – Dick Pope

Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki

Film | Director in 2015

Alejandro G. IñáRritu – Birdman

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

James Marsh – The Theory Of Everything

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Damien Chazelle  – Whiplash

Film | Documentary in 2015

20 Feet From Stardom – Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers, Gil Friesen

20,000 Days On Earth – Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

Finding Vivian Maier – John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Virunga – Orlando Von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

Citizenfour – Laura Poitras

Film | Film in 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Theory Of Everything – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten

Birdman – Alejandro G. IñáRritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

The Imitation Game – Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

Boyhood – Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

Film | Film not in the English Language in 2015

Ida – Pawel Pawlikowski, Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska

The Lunchbox – Ritesh Batra, Arun Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga

Two Days, One Night – Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd

Leviathan – Andrey Zvyagintsev, Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov

Trash – Stephen Daldry, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kris Thykier

Film | Leading Actor in 2015

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory Of Everything

Ralph FiennesThe Grand Budapest Hotel

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Film | Leading Actress in 2015

Felicity Jones – The Theory Of Everything

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Amy Adams – Big Eyes

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Film | Original Screenplay in 2015

Birdman – Alejandro G. IñáRritu, NicoláS Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson

Boyhood – Richard Linklater

Whiplash – Damien Chazelle

Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy

Film | Production Design in 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

The Imitation Game – Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald

Mr. Turner – Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

Interstellar – Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis

Big Eyes – Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau

Film | Sound in 2015

Birdman – Thomas Varga, Martin HernáNdez, Aaron Glascock, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño

American Sniper – Walt Martin, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman

The Imitation Game – John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Stuart Hilliker, Martin Jensen

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wayne Lemmer, Christopher Scarabosio, Pawel Wdowczak

Whiplash – Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann

Film | Special Visual Effects in 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White

Guardians Of The Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner, Nicolas Aithadi

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett

X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

Interstellar – Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley

Film | Supporting Actor in 2015

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Edward Norton, Birdman

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Film | Supporting Actress in 2015

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Imelda Staunton, Pride

Emma Stone, Birdman

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Rene Russo, Nightcrawler

For a complete list of nominees visit – 

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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