“The Favourite” Leads The Way As The 2019 BAFTA Nominations Are Announced

The 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) nominations have been announced today by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Among those nominated are The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma, A Star Is Born, Vice, BlacKkKlansman, Cold War and Green Book.

Olivia Colman in The Favourite

The most-nominated film is The Favourite, present in 12 categories: Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up & Hair, Editing, as well as having Yorgos Lanthimos nominated for Director, Olivia Colman for Leading Actress, and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone for Supporting Actress.

Following The Favourite are Roma, A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and First Man, each with seven nominations.

Roma, the black-and-white Mexican drama, is nominated for Best Film, Film Not in the English Language, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, and Production Design. Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut received nominations for Leading Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Sound, Best Film and Leading Actress.

Golden Globes’ favourite – Bohemian Rhapsody – is nominated for Outstanding British Film, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, Costume Design, and Make Up & Hair, as well as Leading Actor for Rami Malek for his role as Freddie Mercury.

First Man, the American biographical drama about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission, receives nominations for Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, and Special Visual Effects, as well as Supporting Actress for Claire Foy.

Vice is nominated for Original Screenplay, Editing, and Make Up & Hair, while Christian Bale is nominated for Leading Actor for his role as former US Vice President Dick Cheney, and Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell are both nominated for supporting roles.

BlacKkKlansman, a film about the first African-American detective in Colorado’s police department, is nominated for Best Film, Original Music and Supporting Actor for Adam Driver, while director Spike Lee is nominated for Director and Adapted Screenplay.

Also nominated for Best Film is Green Book, a comedy drama that follows the tour of an African-American classical and jazz pianist and an Italian-American bouncer, which was nominated in other three categories: Leading Actor, Supporting Actor and Original Screenplay.

Other films that received nominations include Cold War for Film Not in the English Language, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, and Director; Mary Poppins Returns for Original Music, Production Design and Costume Design; Stan & Ollie for Leading Actor, Outstanding British Film and Make Up & Hair; Can You Ever Forgive Me? for Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actress and Supporting Actor; Mary Queen of Scots for Supporting Actress, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.

Nominated in the Outstanding British Film and Documentary category are: McQueen, You Were Never Really Here and Beast. Meanwhile, Isle of Dogs, Incredibles 2, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are the nominations for Animated Film.

The nominations list for Film Not in the English Language is completed by Capernaum, Dogman, and Shoplifters.

The winners in each category will be announced at the BAFTA Awards ceremony on Sunday February 10 at the Royal Albert Hall, London, hosted by Joanna Lumley. The ceremony is available for the public and will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Cristina Diaconu
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Cristina is a former film studies and journalism student at the University of Huddersfield. She is passionate about travelling and analogue photography and thinks Friends is the best sitcom of all time.

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