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La La Land leads BAFTA film nominations

by Craig Kell. Published Wed 11 Jan 2017 20:30, last updated: 12/01/17

Following its record-breaking haul at the Golden Globes, the romantic musical La La Land leads the way at BAFTA with an impressive eleven nominations, which includes the crucial Best Film Prize.

Once again, stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively with Damien Chazelle nodded in Best Director and Best Screenplay.

In joint second for most nominations, two Amy Adams films have nine mentions, each which are the sci-fi drama Arrival, and the psychological revenge thriller Nocturnal Animals. Arrival is up for key awards like Best Film and Best Director (Denis Villeneuve) with Adams competing in Best Actress.

Despite missing out on a Best Film nomination, Nocturnal received key nods for director Tom Ford and actors Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Actor) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Best Supporting Actor), the latter of whom celebrated Globe success on Sunday.

La La Land and Arrival are both shortlisted in Best Film along with indie-dramas Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight with the fifth slot taken up by Ken Loach's Palme d'Or-winning drama I, Daniel Blake.

The film, which depicts one man's battle against the benefits system, was also nominated for Best British Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay while Hayley Squires received a surprise mention in Best Supporting Actress for her role as a struggling single mother. Her competition in that category includes Hollywood heavyweights Viola Davis (Fences), Nicole Kidman (Lion) and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) plus fellow Brit Naomie Harris (Moonlight).

The Best British Film lineup sees Blake go up against five other productions which include Andrea Arnold's gritty drama American Honey and the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

In the other acting categories, Manchester by the Sea star Casey Affleck will be looking to cement his position as the Best Actor frontrunner as he goes toe-to- toe with Ryan Gosling, Jake Gyllenhaal, Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) and Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic). However there was no place for Denzel Washington (Fences) who remarkably has never been nominated for a BAFTA!

In Best Actress, Amy Adams and Emma Stone are nodded along with British star Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train), Natalie Portman (Jackie) and the legendary Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). Golden Globe winner Isabelle Huppert was not in contention owing to the fact that her film Elle is not released in the UK until March.

The Best Supporting Actor lineup sees British trio Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins), Dev Patel (Lion) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson battle it out with Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and veteran Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water).

Disney trio Finding Dory, Moana and Zootopia are nominated for Best Animated Film while the race-relations documentary 13th is also acknowledged in its respective category.

However there were several key snubs made by BAFTA which included the absence of Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) in Best Director while films like Martin Scorsese's Silence and Clint Eastwood's Sully were completely overlooked.

The EE British Academy Film Awards will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12th with Stephen Fry hosting again for the umpteenth time!

The full list of nominations are below:

BEST FILM

ARRIVAL
I, DANIEL BLAKE
LA LA LAND
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
MOONLIGHT

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

AMERICAN HONEY
DENIAL
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
I, DANIEL BLAKE
NOTES ON BLINDNESS
UNDER THE SHADOW

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND
Tom Ford, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Ken Loach, I, DANIEL BLAKE
Kenneth Lonergan, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Denis Villeneuve, ARRIVAL

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Andrew Garfield, HACKSAW RIDGE
Ryan Gosling, LA LA LAND
Jake Gyllenhaal, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Viggo Mortensen, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

BEST ACTRESS

Amy Adams, ARRIVAL
Emily Blunt, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Natalie Portman, JACKIE
Emma Stone, LA LA LAND
Meryl Streep, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali, MOONLIGHT
Jeff Bridges, HELL OR HIGH WATER
Hugh Grant, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Dev Patel, LION
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis, FENCES
Naomie Harris, MOONLIGHT
Nicole Kidman, LION
Hayley Squires, I, DANIEL BLAKE
Michelle Williams, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

HELL OR HIGH WATER, Taylor Sheridan
I, DANIEL BLAKE, Paul Laverty
LA LA LAND, Damien Chazelle
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, Kenneth Lonergan
MOONLIGHT, Barry Jenkins

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

ARRIVAL, Eric Heisserer
HACKSAW RIDGE, Robert Schenkkan & Andrew Knight
HIDDEN FIGURES, Theodore Melfi & Allison Schroeder
LION, Luke Davies
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Tom Ford

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

DOCTOR STRANGE
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
HAIL, CAESAR!
LA LA LAND
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ARRIVAL
HELL OR HIGH WATER
LA LA LAND
LION
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

ALLIED
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
JACKIE
LA LA LAND

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

DOCTOR STRANGE
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
HACKSAW RIDGE
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

BEST EDITING

ARRIVAL
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

BEST SOUND

ARRIVAL
DEEPWATER HORIZON,
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

ARRIVAL
DOCTOR STRANGE
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
THE JUNGLE BOOK
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

BEST FILM MUSIC

ARRIVAL, Johann Johansson
JACKIE, Mica Levi
LA LA LAND, Justin Hurwitz
LION, Hauschka & Dustin O’Halloran
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Abel Korzeniowski

BEST ANIMATED FILM

FINDING DORY
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
MOANA
ZOOTOPIA

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

DHEEPAN (France)
JULIETA (Spain)
MUSTANG (Turkey)
SON OF SAUL (Hungary)
TONI ERDMANN (Germany)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

13TH
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
NOTES ON BLINDNESS
WEINER

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, Mike Carey (Writer) & Camille Gatin (Producer)
THE HARD STOP, George Amponsah (Writer/Director/Producer) & Dionne Walker (Writer/Producer)
NOTES ON BLINDNESS, Peter Middleton (Writer/Director/Producer), James Spinney (Writer/Director) & Jo-Jo Ellison (Producer)
THE PASS, John Donnelly (Writer), Ben A. Williams (Director)
UNDER THE SHADOW, Babak Anvari (Writer/Director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill & Lucan Toh (Producers)

RISING STAR AWARD

Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Tom Holland
Ruth Negga
Anya Taylor-Joy



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