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Jan 9, 2015

BAFTA Award Nominations 2015


The nominations for BAFTA awards were announced this morning with not some but many surprises. First of all "The Grand Budapest Hotel" continues to dominate every award body, it has been nominated by every single industry award. Here, it received the most nominations at 11. A sign (as if we needed one at this point) that it will do really well at the Oscars as well. So the Wes Anderson directed film received multiple nominations for best film, director, original screenplay, actor Ralph Fiennes and several other in the tech categories. "Selma" was once again snubbed across the board, even the British actor David Oyelowo wasn't nominated. "Mr. Turner" did receive some nominations in the tech categories but nothing in the main. That would be the biggest surprise in my opinion, not even best British film or any of the actors were recognized. "Whiplash" received some notices including a best director nomination without a best picture nod. "Nightcrawler" also got nominations including Rene Russo for supporting actress. "Pride" received 3 nominations including supporting actress for Imelda Staunton. The two Brit-biopics, "The Theory of Everything" and "The Imitation Game" both received 10 and 9 nominations respectively. Of course, the favorites "Boyhood" and "Birdman" received all the love that was expected of them in their particular categories. "Under the Skin", "Paddington" and "'71" got few mentions as well.

Some interesting things to note is best supporting actor nod for Steve Carell, very apt. Of course my personal favorites, Ida (cinematography) and Under the Skin (score) got their due notices from a big awards body.... are you listening Academy? India's sleeper hit "The Lunchbox" and the Stephen Daldry film we all thought died somewhere but it didn't, "Trash" were nominated in best film not in English language category.

Below is the full list of nominations:

Best Film:

Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything


Best Director:

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
James Marsh (The Theory of Everything)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Outstanding British Film:

'71
Paddington
Pride
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Under the Skin

Outstanding Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer:

Elaine Constantine (writer/director) - Northern Soul
Gregory Burke (writer), Yann Demange (director) - '71
Hong Khaou (writer/director) - Lilting
Paul Katis (director/producer), Andrew De Lotbiniere (producer) - Kajaki: The True Story
Stephen Beresford (writer), David Livingstone (producer) - Pride

Best Lead Actor:

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Lead Actress:

Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Best Supporting Actor:

Edward Norton (Birdman)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)

Best Supporting Actress:

Emma Stone (Birdman)
Imelda Staunton (Pride)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Rene Russo (Nightcrawler)

Best Original Screenplay:

Birdman (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris & Armando Bo)
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

American Sniper (Jason Hall)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Paddington (Paul King)
The Imitation Game (Graham Moore)
The Theory of Everything (Anthony McCarten)

Best Film Not In English Language:

Ida
Leviathan
The Lunchbox
Trash
Two Days, One Night

Best Animated Film:

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie

Best Documentary:

20,000 Days On Earth
20 Feet From Stardom
Citizenfour
Finding Vivian Maier
Virunga

Best Editing: (tie resulted in six nominations)

Birdman (Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione)
Nightcrawler (John Gilroy)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Barney Pilling)
The Imitation Game (William Goldenberg)
The Theory of Everything (Jinx Godfrey)
Whiplash (Tom Cross)

Best Cinematography:

Birdman (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Ida (Lukasz Zal & Ryzsard Lenczewski)
Interstellar (Hoyte Van Hoytema)
Mr. Turner (Dick Pope)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Robert Yeoman)

Best Production Design:

Big Eyes (Rick Heinrichs & Shane Vieau)
Interstellar (Nathan Crowley & Gary Fettis)
Mr. Turner (Suzie Davies & Charlotte Watts)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Adam Stockhausen & Anna Pinnock)
The Imitation Game (Maria Djurkovic & Tatiana MacDonald)

Best Costume Design:

Into the Woods (Colleen Atwood)
Mr. Turner (Jacqueline Durran)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Milena Canonero)
The Imitation Game (Sammy Sheldon Differ)
The Theory of Everything (Steve Noble)

Best Makeup and Hair:

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

Best Special Visual Effects:

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Original Music:

Birdman (Antonio Sanchez)
Interstellar (Hans Zimmer)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat)
The Theory of Everything (Johann Johannsson)
Under the Skin (Mica Levi)

Best Sound:

American Sniper
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash

Best British Short Film:

Boogaloo And Graham
Emotional Fusebox
Slap
The Karman Line
Three Brothers

Best British Short Animation:

Monkey Love Experiments
My Dad
The Bigger Picture

The EE Rising Star Award:

Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O'Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley