BAFTA nominations: The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the way


The nominations for the 2015 BAFTA awards have finally arrived, adding more fuel to the Oscar fire, where fierce speculations will begin to surface as to who will take the awards at the most prestigious award ceremony that will happen later in the year.

As for the BAFTA awards, The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the pack with a total of eleven nominations including Best Film, Best Director and many others. The Theory of Everything and Birdman also appear to have critically succeeded with a total of ten nominations each. Pride collects four nominations and Nightcrawler has three. BoyhoodStill Alice and Gone Girl also get nods.

The ceremony will take place on the 8th February this year in London at the Royal Opera House.

Read the nominations of the main awards below.

Best Film

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything

Outstanding British Film

The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything
Under The Skin

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, 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

Best Film Not In The English Language

The Lunchbox
Two Days, One Night

Best Documentary

20 Feet From Stardom
20,000 Days On Earth
Finding Vivian Maier

Best Animated Film

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie

Best Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
James Marsh, The Theory Of Everything
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Best Original Screenplay

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Best Adapted Screenplay

Jason Hall, American Sniper
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Paul King, Paddington
Anthony McCarten, The Theory Of Everything

Best 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

Best Leading Actress

Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

Edward Norton, Birdman
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Best Supporting Actress

Emma Stone, Birdman
Imelda Staunton, Pride
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Rene Russo, Nightcrawler

The full list of awards and nominations can be found here.


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