Bafta nominations 2014 announced

Posted at 11:15 am, January 8, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Bafta 2014 nominations

This morning at 7.37am precisely (how very British), the nominations for the 2014 Bafta film awards were announced. There are few surprises in the list, with the expected heavy-hitters – eye-popping space drama ‘Gravity‘, brutal period piece ‘12 Years a Slave‘ and hectic heist comedy ‘American Hustle‘ – leading the pack, with 11 nominations for ‘Gravity’ and ten each for both ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’. If anything now look likes a dead cert, it must be a Best Actor win for Chiwetel Ejiofor (this week’s Time Out London magazine cover star) for his role in ’12 Years a Slave’. The Best Actress category looks more competitive, but we think it’s a battle between Cate Blanchett for ‘Blue Jasmine‘ and Judi Dench for ‘Philomena‘.

One aspect that may surprise some is what exactly has been classed as a British film: despite its Mexican writer-director and American cast, ‘Gravity’ is apparently a product of these shores (most of the special effects were completed in London), while ’12 Years a Slave’ is labelled as an American film even though its director and much of the cast hail from the UK and Film4 is one of its backers. Elsewhere in the list, a few surprises crop up: ‘Philomena’ has received a nomination for Best Film, beating out Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ (though the director has received a nomination, as has leading man Leonardo DiCaprio). Many had ruled hostage drama ‘Captain Phillips‘ out of contention, but it has received a slew of nods including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Tom Hanks. And a number of highly-tipped films have fallen by the wayside, including the Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘ and Robert Redford’s seagoing drama ‘All is Lost‘, both of which have to make do with a handful of minor nominations.

The Bafta awards ceremony will take place on Sunday February 16, and in the meantime keep an eye out for the Oscar nominations when they are announced next Thursday, January 16. And be sure to keep an eye on timeout.com/film for all the latest movie news.

Here is the full list of nominations for the 2014 Bafta film awards:

Best film

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena

Outstanding British film

Gravity
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Philomena
Rush
Saving Mr Banks
The Selfish Giant

Actor

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

Actress

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

Supporting actor

Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips)
Daniel Bruhl (Rush)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

Supporting actress

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

Director

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
David O Russell (American Hustle)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Adapted screenplay

12 Years a Slave
Behind the Candelabra
Captain Phillips
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

Original screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska

Animated film

Despicable Me 2
Frozen
Monsters University

Documentary

The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Blackfish
Tim’s Vermeer
We Steal Secrets

Foreign film

The Act of Killing
Blue is the Warmest Colour
The Great Beauty
Metro Manila
Wadjda

Cinematography

12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska

Costume design

American Hustle
Behind the Candelabra
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
Saving Mr Banks

Editing

12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Rush
The Wolf of Wall Street

Make-up and hair

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

Music

12 Years a Slave
The Book Thief
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Saving Mr Banks

Production design

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Behind the Candelabra
Gravity
The Great Gatsby

Sound

All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Rush

Visual effects

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

Short animation

Everything I Can See From Here
I Am Tom Moody
Sleeping with the Fishes

Short film

Island Queen
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Orbit Ever After
Room 8
Sea View

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

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

Rising Star award

Dane DeHaan
George MacKay
Lupita Nyong’o
Will Poulter
Lea Seydoux

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