The BAFTA nominations are out, with The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way (perhaps surprisingly) with 11 nominations. However LGBT interest hasn’t been ignored with The Imitation Game picking up nine nominations, while Pride has three nominations and Lilting picked up a Best British Debut nom.
The Grand Budapest Hotel’s impressive line up of noms include Best Film, Director and Original Screenplay for Wes Anderson, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up & Hair and Sound. Ralph Fiennes is nominated for Leading Actor.
The Imitation Game is nominated in Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design and Sound. Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for Leading Actor and Keira Knightley is nominated for Supporting Actress.
On the Pride front, Imelda Staunton is nominated in Supporting Actress, while the film also receives nominations in Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Stephen Beresford (Writer) and David Livingstone (Producer).
The nominees for the EE Rising Star Award, announced earlier this week, are Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jack O’Connell, Margot Robbie, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. This audience award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise.
The EE British Academy Film Awards, hosted by hosted by Stephen Fry, take place on Sunday 8 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Take a look at all the noms below. [Read more…]