Shock as BAFTA nominations dominated by period movie

Fresh from winning a Golden Globe for Olivia Colman’s portrayal of Queen Anne, period comedy/ drama The Favourite picked up 12 nominations at this year’s BAFTAs, making it the most predictable front runner in the competition’s history.

It’s some way ahead of the pack, with A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma and First Man each picking up seven.

That Bohemian Rhapsody is even being mentioned on the same page as the utterly stupendous First Man is criminal, but that’s more about the appeal of Freddy Mercury than the quality of Brian May’s rose tinted spectacle.

Vice came in with six nods, surprising given the critical mauling the film has received, while BlackKkKlansman managed five, although we’d have to hope the BAFTA voters have bigger balls than the 90-odd journalists who gave it nothing at the Globes.

There’s literally no chance The Favourite won’t win Best British Film, so there’s no point discussing that category any further. And Rami Malek will almost certainly take Leading Actor ahead of Bradley Cooper. Which is a shame.

Olivia Colman will win Leading Actress, so that really only leaves the directing and supporting categories if you’re looking for some serious competition.

Peter Jackson, meanwhile, will be counting his chickens when it comes to picking up the Best Documentary gong for They Shall Not Grow Old.

Prepare to be very not surprised when the BAFTA ceremony is held on 24 February.

BEST FILM
BlackkKlansman
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Beast
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
McQueen
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

LEADING ACTOR
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Christian Bale – Vice
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan – Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

LEADING ACTRESS
Glenn Close – The Wife
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Viola Davis – Widows

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Adam Driver – BlackkKlansman
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell – Vice
Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Vice
Claire Foy – First Man
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

DIRECTOR
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Paweł Pawlikowski – Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

RISING STAR AWARD
Jessie Buckley
Cynthia Erivo
Barry Keoghan
Lakeith Stanfield
Letitia Wright

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR or PRODUCER
Apostasy – Daniel Kokotajlo (writer/director)
Beast – Michael Pearce (writer/director), Lauren Dark (producer)
A Cambodian Spring – Chris Kelly (writer/director/producer)
Pili – Leanne Welham (writer/director), Sophie Harman (producer)
Ray & Liz – Richard Billingham (writer/director), Jacqui Davies (producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Capernaum
Cold War
Dogman
Roma
Shoplifters

DOCUMENTARY
Free Solo
McQueen
RBG
They Shall Not Grow Old
Three Identical Strangers

ANIMATED FILM
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Cold War
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
Vice

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

ORIGINAL MUSIC
BlackkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Bohemian Rhapsody
Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
Roma

COSTUME DESIGN
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

EDITING
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
Vice

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

MAKE-UP AND HAIR
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Stan & Ollie
Vice

SOUND
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Ready Player One

BRITISH SHORT FILM
73 Cows
Bachelor
The Blue Door
The Field
Wale

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
I’m OK
Marfa
Roughhouse
Outstanding contribution to British cinema
Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen

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