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:
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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.