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Friday, 9 January 2015

Awards Season 2015: BAFTA Film Awards Nominations

Today (Friday 9th January) saw the nominations for this year's BAFTA Film Awards. Below is a selection of the nominations:

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything

The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything
Under The Skin

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

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

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

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

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

A full list of nominees can be found here.

The Grand Budapest Hotel got 11 nominations, with Birdman and The Theory Of Everything with 10 apiece and The Imitation Game with 9. Most of the familiar names are present and correct, but there were a few surprises- Amy Adams' nomination for Best Actress being one (although I don't think Cake has had a UK release yet), with Steve Carell's Foxcatcher performance nominated for Supporting Actor another. There's a chance that the Academy might follow suit, to free up a Best Actor slot for David Oyelowo (although Selma failed to get a single BAFTA nomination). Also intriguing is Damian Chazelle's nod for Best Director. 

The BAFTA Film Awards will be handed out on Sunday 8th February, in a ceremony hosted by the inimitable Stephen Fry. 

Next week is a busy one for Awards Season, starting with the Golden Globes on Sunday (11th). Tuesday (13th) sees the Directors' Guild Awards nominations, which will pretty much lock the Best Director Oscar category. Wednesday (14th) will see the nominations for the Razzies (if there's any justice in the world, Transformers: Age Of Extinction and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will sweep the boards), whilst on Thursday (15th) this year's Oscar nominations will be announced.

Enjoy your weekend!


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