The 2014 BAFTA Award Nominees Are Announced

Movies & TV

With popular pundits wondering if the British Academy of Film and Television Arts “influence” the American Academy Awards, it appears that that is not the case, as the films nominated are just that damn good.

Unlike specific critics’ groups and guilds, Britain’s top film awards posts 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and American Hustle as the frontrunners for the 2014 BAFTA Awards.

Sure that mirrors a lot of the leading Oscar nominees that are chosen here in the U.S., but with the nominations recently announced by the British Academy, you can see for yourself below who is nominated for what:

Best Film

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips

Outstanding British Film

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

Best 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)

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Documentary

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

Best Animated Film

Despicable Me 2
Monsters University

Rising Stars

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

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer

Colin Carberry (Writer of Good Vibrations)
Kelly Marcel (Writer of Saving Mr. Banks)
Kieren Evans (Director/Writer of Kelly + Victor)
Paul Wright (Director/Writer of For Those in Peril)
Scott Graham (Director/Writer of Shell)

Film Not In English Language

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

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


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


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

The BAFTAs will take place on February 16 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and will be hosted by Stephen Fry.

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