Gravity scores field-leading 11 nominations at BAFTA awards

GRAVITY

Oscar nominations are exactly a week away and thanks to the slew of guild announcements – among them the SAG, the PGA, the WGA, the DGA – the fog is finally beginning to clear up. The latest and final major group to reveal their slate of nominees are the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA. While they aren’t as reliable at predicting Oscar nominations the way some of the guilds do, it’s important to note that BAFTA and AMPAS have a significant membership overlap – meaning, it’s very likely that the majority of this group of nominees will repeat next Thursday morning, barring some the usual group of Academy morning surprises.

Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity led the field with 11 nominations (most of them in technical categories) and 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were right behind it with 10 nods apiece. The pick takeaway here, at least to me, are the four acting nominations for Hustle – one in each acting category. While Jennifer Lawrence was a shoo-in and Bradley Cooper was a strong possibility, the presence of Christian Bale and Amy Adams in the leading categories denotes real passion for the film. Could it score these four nods next week too? If it does, it would be the second film in as many years to land nominations in every acting category after last year’s Silver Linings Playbook – also a David O. Russell film. Would that make him the first director to ever pull that off? I’d have to do some research. Other key takeaways include the 5-5 match-up with the DGA nominees in the Best Director field, and the predictable strong support for Philomena. Can it do as well with the Academy next week? We’ll see.

The BAFTA will reveal their winners on February 16. Full list of nominees listed below:

 

BEST FILM

12 YEARS A SLAVE Anthony Katagas,Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen

AMERICAN HUSTLE Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca

GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman

PHILOMENA Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward

 

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William Nicholson

PHILOMENA Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff Pope

RUSH Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter Morgan

SAVING MR. BANKS John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith

THE SELFISH GIANT: Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan

 

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

COLIN CARBERRY (Writer), GLENN PATTERSON (Writer) Good Vibrations

KELLY MARCEL (Writer) Saving Mr. Banks

KIERAN EVANS (Director/Writer) Kelly + Victor

PAUL WRIGHT (Director/Writer), POLLY STOKES (Producer) For Those in Peril

SCOTT GRAHAM (Director/Writer) Shell

 

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

THE ACT OF KILLING Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval

THE GREAT BEAUTY Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima

METRO MANILA  Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier

WADJDA Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

 

DOCUMENTARY

THE ACT OF KILLING Joshua Oppenheimer

THE ARMSTRONG LIE Alex Gibney

BLACKFISH Gabriela Cowperthwaite

TIM’S VERMEER Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler

WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS Alex Gibney

 

ANIMATED FILM

DESPICABLE ME 2 Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin

FROZEN Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Dan Scanlon

 

DIRECTOR

12 YEARS A SLAVE Steve McQueen

AMERICAN HUSTLE David O. Russell

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Paul Greengrass

GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Martin Scorsese

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

AMERICAN HUSTLE Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell

BLUE JASMINE Woody Allen

GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

NEBRASKA Bob Nelson

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

12 YEARS A SLAVE John Ridley

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Richard LaGravenese

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Billy Ray

PHILOMENA Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Terence Winter

 

LEADING ACTOR

BRUCE DERN Nebraska

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR 12 Years a Slave

CHRISTIAN BALE American Hustle

LEONARDO DICAPRIO The Wolf of Wall Street

TOM HANKS Captain Phillips

 

LEADING ACTRESS 

AMY ADAMS American Hustle

CATE BLANCHETT Blue Jasmine

EMMA THOMPSON Saving Mr. Banks

JUDI DENCH Philomena

SANDRA BULLOCK Gravity

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

BARKHAD ABDI Captain Phillips

BRADLEY COOPER American Hustle

DANIEL BRÜHL Rush

MATT DAMON Behind the Candelabra

MICHAEL FASSBENDER 12 Years a Slave

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

JENNIFER LAWRENCE American Hustle

JULIA ROBERTS August: Osage County

LUPITA NYONG’O 12 Years a Slave

OPRAH WINFREY The Butler

SALLY HAWKINS Blue Jasmine

 

ORIGINAL MUSIC

12 YEARS A SLAVE  Hans Zimmer

THE BOOK THIEF John Williams

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Henry Jackman

GRAVITY Steven Price

SAVING MR. BANKS Thomas Newman

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

12 YEARS A SLAVE Sean Bobbitt

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Barry Ackroyd

GRAVITY Emmanuel Lubezki

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Bruno Delbonnel

NEBRASKA Phedon Papamichael

 

EDITING

12 YEARS A SLAVE Joe Walker

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Christopher Rouse

GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger

RUSH Dan Hanley, Mike Hill

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Thelma Schoonmaker

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

12 YEARS A SLAVE Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker

AMERICAN HUSTLE Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Howard Cummings

GRAVITY Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard

THE GREAT GATSBY Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

 

COSTUME DESIGN

AMERICAN HUSTLE Michael Wilkinson

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Ellen Mirojnick

THE GREAT GATSBY Catherine Martin

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN Michael O’Connor

SAVING MR. BANKS Daniel Orlandi

 

MAKE UP & HAIR

AMERICAN HUSTLE Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin

THE BUTLER Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal

THE GREAT GATSBY Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater

 

SOUND

ALL IS LOST Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor,Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney

GRAVITYGlenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff

RUSH Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse

 

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

GRAVITY Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds

IRON MAN 3 Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick

PACIFIC RIM Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett

 

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

EVERYTHING I CAN SEE FROM HERE Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam Taylor

I AM TOM MOODY Ainslie Henderson

SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa

 

BRITISH SHORT FILM

ISLAND QUEEN Ben Mallaby, Nat Luurtsema

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina Lim

ORBIT EVER AFTER Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len Rowles

ROOM 8 James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner

SEA VIEW Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot

 

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)

DANE DEHAAN

GEORGE MACKAY

LUPITA NYONG’O

WILL POULTER

LÉA SEYDOUX

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