The film award season is upon us and, with the 2015 Golden Globes happening in a few days time and Oscar nominations coming next week, it's time from Britain to dip its toes in the glamorous award waters with the BAFTAs. Well, the nominations are in.

This morning, at the prestigious and classy BAFTA HQ building in Piccadilly, Stephen Fry and Sam Claflin bared the cold, miserable weather to host the award announcements and reveal the frontrunners of this year's British Oscar equivalent and there's some interesting nominations in the list.

Surprisingly, The Grand Budapest Hotel is leading with eleven nominations with Birdman and The Theory of Everything both following in close second, running with 10. It's actually quite shocking to see that Mr. Turner isn't get any mention, though - especially considering it is a British film and a remarkable one too. There are lots of good nods here and it just highlights how incredible a year 2014 was, for film - the best actor category is so strong, for example.

Also, whilst there's a select panel of BAFTA judges that will be choosing the winner's of all the categories, there's always one award in which we can get involved in: the EE Rising Star Award. Last year's winner was Will Poulter and other previous winners include Tom Hardy, Eva Green and James McAvoy. Well, the nominees are in for this year's rising star award too and, personally, I'm betting on Miles Teller to win it this time but it's an impressive list of stars.

Of course, don't forget to tune in to the event on Sunday, February 8th. Lord Stephen Fry will, yet again, be hosting the wonderful award ceremony live from the Royal Opera House in London's own Civent Gardens. The stars will align and all sorts of talent will be getting all glammed up as we celebrate another beautiful year of film in a night, which is always a blast.

Here are the nominations, in full, below:
BEST FILM
Birdman, Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole
Boyhood, Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation Game, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman
The Theory of Everything, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
’71, Yann Demange, Angus Lamont, Robin Gutch, Gregory Burke
The Imitation Game, Morten Tyldum, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman, Graham Moore
Paddington, Paul King, David Heyman
Pride, Matthew Warchus, David Livingstone, Stephen Beresford
The Theory of Everything, James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten
Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson, Nick Wechsler, Walter Campbell
ANIMATED FILM
Big Hero 6, Don Hall, Chris Williams
The Boxtrolls, Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
The Lego Movie, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
DIRECTOR
Birdman, Alejandro G. Inarritu
Boyhood, Richard Linklater
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson
The Theory of Everything, James Marsh
Whiplash, Damien Chazelle
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Birdman, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo
Boyhood, Richard Linklater
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson
Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy
Whiplash, Damien Chazelle
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
American Sniper, Jason Hall
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
The Imitation Game, Graham Moore
Paddington, Paul King
The Theory of Everything, Anthony McCarten
LEADING ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
LEADING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
SUPPORTING ACTOR
Edward Norton, Birdman
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Emma Stone, Birdman
Imelda Staunton, Pride
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
ORIGINAL MUSIC
Birdman, Antonio Sanchez
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar, Hans Zimmer
The Theory of Everything, Johann Johannsson
Under the Skin, Mica Levi
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Robert Yeoman
Ida, Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski
Interstellar, Hoyte van Hoytema
Mr. Turner, Dick Pope
EDITING
Birdman, Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game, William Goldenberg
Nightcrawler, John Gilroy
The Theory of Everything, Jinx Godfrey
Whiplash, Tom Cross
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH ACTOR, 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
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Ida, Pawel Pawlikowski, Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska
Leviathan, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov
The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra, Arun Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga
Trash, Stephen Daldry, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kris Thykier
Two Days, One Night, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd
DOCUMENTARY
20 Feet From Stardom, Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers, Gil Friesen
20,000 Days on Earth, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
Citizenfour, Laura Poitras
Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara
PRODUCTION DESIGN
Big Eyes, Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
The Imitation Game, Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald
Interstellar, Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
Mr. Turner, Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts
COSTUME DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero
The Imitation Game, Sammy Sheldon Differ
Into the Woods, Colleen Atwood
Mr. Turner, Jacqueline Durran
The Theory of Everything, Steven Noble
MAKE-UP AND HAIR
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Frances Hannon
Guardians of the Galaxy, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White
Into the Woods, Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland
Mr. Turner, Christine Blundell, Lesa Warrener
The Theory of Everything, Jan Sewell
SOUND
American Sniper, Walt Martin, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
Birdman, Thomas Varga, Martin Hernández, Aaron Glascock, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wayne Lemmer, Christopher Scarabosio, Pawel Wdowczak
The Imitation Game, John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Stuart Hilliker, Martin Jensen
Whiplash, Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett
Guardians of the Galaxy, Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner, Nicolas Aithadi
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
The Bigger Picture, Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka
Monkey Love Experiments, Ainslie Henderson, Cam Fraser, Will Anderson
My Dad, Marcus Armitage
BRITISH SHORT FILM
Boogaloo and Graham, Brian J. Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
Emotional Fusebox, Michael Berliner, Rachel Tunnard
The Kármán Line, Campbell Beaton, Dawn King, Tiernan Hanby, Oscar Sharp
Slap, Islay Bell-Webb, Michelangelo Fano, Nick Rowland
Three Brothers, Aleem Khan, Matthieu de Braconier, Stephanie Paeplow
EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O’Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley

Tagged as

About the Author

Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

Related Posts

0 comments