The British Academy Film Awards announces nominees for 2015

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The British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have now announced the long list of nominees for the 2015 award ceremony, which will be taking place on Sunday February 8th. Ahead of the pack is Wed Anderson and his exceptional The Grand Budapest Hotel with 11 award nominations, beating both Birdman and The Theory of Everything by just 1 nod. Other hot contenders include The Imitation Game and Richard Linklater’s ambitious Boyhood – which picked up Best Motion Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture at the recent Golden Globe Awards – which boast nine and five nods, respectively.

The Leading Actor category is going to be a tough one to pick, as the pool of incredible talent includes Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Michael Keaton (Birdman), and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Equally difficult is that of Leading Actress, with Gone Girl’s brilliant Rosamund Pike squaring off with Reese Witherspoon (Wild)), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), and Amy Adams (Big Eyes).

The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three. Full list of nominees are as follows:

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 Lotbinière (producer) – Kajaki: The True Story
Stephen Beresford (writer), David Livingstone (producer) – Pride

Film not in the English language
The Lunchbox
Two Days, One Night

20 Feet from Stardom
20,000 Days on Earth
Finding Vivian Maier

Animated film
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie

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

Original screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Adapted screenplay
American Sniper
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

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

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

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

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

Original music
Birdman – Antonio Sanchez
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar – Hans Zimmer
The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Under the skin – Mica Levi

Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman
Ida – Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski
Interstellar – Hoyte van Hoytema
Mr. Turner – Dick Pope

Birdman – Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game – William Goldenberg
Nightcrawler – John Gilroy
The Theory of Everything – Jinx Godfrey
Whiplash – Tom Cross

Production design
Big Eyes – Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
The Imitation Game – Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
Interstellar – Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
Mr. Turner – Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

Costume design
The Grand Budapest Hotel’- Milena Canonero
The Imitation Game – Sammy Sheldon Differ
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
Mr. Turner – Jacqueline Durran
The Theory of Everything – Steven Noble

Make up & hair
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon
Guardians of the Galaxy – Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White
Into the Woods – Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland
Mr. Turner – Christine Blundell, Lesa Warrener
The Theory of Everything – Jan Sewell

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Special visual effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy’
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
X-Men: Days of Future Past

British short animation
The Bigger Picture
Monkey Love Experiments
My Dad

British short film
Emotional Fusebox
The Kármán Line
Three Brothers

The EE Rising Star Award (public voted award)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O’Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley


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