BAFTA Nominations 2014

The BAFTA nominations have been announced, with Gravity bringing in the most nominations with 11. 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle follow with 10 nominations each. The Best Director line-up should look familiar, as it's the same 5 named by the DGA, so perhaps we're now honing in on the probable Oscar nominations (4 of those 5 are also up for a Golden Globe). The Act of Killing scored two nominations for both Documentary and Film Not in the English Language.

Tossing a "spanner" into the works was a theatrical release of Behind the Candelabra, making it eligible where it isn't stateside. Notable omissions include a complete shut out for both Dallas Buyers Club (including Jared Leto, a favorite for Supporting Actor in many awards) and her and only a single nomination for August: Osage County.

12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips

Outstanding British Film

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Saving Mr. Banks
The Selfish Giant

Film not in the English Language

Blue Is The Warmest Colour
The Great Beauty
The Act Of Killing
Metro Manila

Leading Actor

Leonardo Dicaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

Leading Actress

Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)

Supporting Actor
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Daniel Brühl (Rush)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
Lupita Nyong’O (12 Years a Slave)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)

Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street)
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

Original Screenplay

American Hustle (Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
Nebraska (Bob Nelson)

Adapted Screenplay
Behind The Candelabra (Richard LaGravenese)
12 Years A Slave (John Ridley)
The Wolf Of Wall Street (Terence Winter)
Philomena (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope)
Captain Phillips (Billy Ray)

The Act Of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Tim’s Vermeer
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks

Animated Film
Despicable Me 2
Monsters University

Inside Llewyn Davis (Bruno Delbonnel)
Captain Phillips (Barry Ackroyd)
Nebraska (Phedon Papamichael)
Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
12 Years A Slave (Sean Bobbitt)

Costume Design

Behind The Candelabra (Ellen Mirojnick)
American Hustle (Michael Wilkinson)
The Invisible Woman (Michael O’Connor)
The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)
Saving Mr. Banks (Daniel Orlandi)


Captain Phillips (Christopher Rouse)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
12 Years A Slave (Joe Walker)
The Wolf Of Wall Street (Thelma Schoonmaker)
Rush (Dan Hanley, Mike Hill)

Make-Up and Hair

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
The Butler
Behind The Candelabra
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby

Original Film Music

Captain Phillips (Henry Jackman)
The Book Thief (John Williams)
12 Years A Slave (Hans Zimmer)
Gravity (Steven Price)
Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman)

Production Design

The Great Gatsby
American Hustle
12 Years A Slave
Behind The Candelabra


All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Inside Llewyn Davis

Special Visual Effects

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson (Good Vibrations)
Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks)
Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor)
Paul Wright, Polly Stokes (For Those in Peril)
Scott Graham (Shell)

EE Rising Star

Dane Dehaan
Lupita Nyong’o
George Mackay
Will Poulter
Léa Seydoux

British Short Animation 
Everything I Can See From Here
Sleeping With The Fishes
I Am Tom Moody

British Short Film

Keeping Up With The Joneses
Orbit Ever After
Island Queen
Room 8
Sea View

The EE British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 16 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world.


  1. More than likely "Dallas Buyers Club" was shut out because it has not been released in the UK yet.

  2. I wondered if perhaps it wasn't eligible this year, but did some reading around and apparently they did get screeners out, even though it won't be released there until Feb.

    Time Out London tweeted that they were disappointed that "Cloud Atlas" didn't get a nod for make-up or editing. While I thought that last year (when I presumed it was eligible), is it possible that delayed release dates cause a crossover of years?!

  3. I think it does. Dave Karger seems to think that's what happened with "Dallas Buyers Club." I can guarantee you if Leto wins the Oscar, Bafta will nominate him next year.


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