The BAFTA nominations are out and are dominated by ‘The Favourite’ has nods in 12 categories.
Yorgos Lanthimos earned a nod for directing the historical comedy-drama, and it has been shortlisted for the coveted Best Film honour, alongside ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘Green Book’, ‘Roma’ and ‘A Star is Born’, as well as Outstanding British Film – which it will contest for with ‘Beast’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘McQueen’, ‘Stan & Ollie’ and ‘You Were Never Really Here’ – and Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design and Make-Up.
And that’s not all as Olivia Colman – who scooped Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday (06.01.19) – has been nominated in the Leading Actress category and her co-stars Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone have both made the shortlist for Supporting Actress.
Olivia will contest the award with Best Actress in a Drama Golden Globe winner Glenn Close (‘The Wife’), Lady Gaga (‘A Star is Born’), Melissa McCarthy (‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’) and Viola Davis (‘Widows’), while Emma and Rachel face competition from
Claire Foy (‘First Man’), Margot Robbie (‘Mary Queen of Scots’) and Amy Adams (‘Vice’).
Golden Globe winners Christian Bale and Rami Malek will go head-to-head in the Leading Actor category thanks to their performances in ‘Vice’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ respectively, with Steve Coogan (‘Stan & Ollie’), Bradley Cooper (‘A Star Is Born’) – who is also nominated for Best Direction – and Viggo Mortensen (‘Green Book’) also making the shortlist.
The Supporting Actor gong will be contested by Adam Driver (‘BlacKkKlansman’), Mahershala Ali (‘Green Book’), Richard E. Grant (‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’), Sam Rockwell (‘Vice’) and Timothee Chalamet (‘Beautiful Boy’).
The nominations were announced on Wednesday (09.01.19) morning by Hayley Squires and Will Poulter ahead of the ceremony taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on February 10. Joanna Lumley will return as host of the glamorous event.
SOURCE: Bang Showbiz