The BAFTA nominations are here. The Brits have long had an impact on the Academy Awards–there’s an overlap of several hundred members. So the announcement Wednesday of the BAFTA nominations could have some sway with Oscar voters–although most Academy members will have already filed their ballots, which are due by 5 pm Pacific.
Here are The Guardian’s BAFTA nomination predictions. Inevitably, movies with strong Brit participation have an advantage. Thus, Stephen Frears’ “Philomena” starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan did well, along with Steve McQueen’s “Twelve Years a Slave,” starring Chewitel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender; Paul Greengrass’s “Captain Philips”; Emma Thompson vehicle “Saving Mr. Banks”; and “American Hustle,” starring Christian Bale.
“Gravity” dominated the BAFTA nominations with eleven; “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” are each nominated in ten categories; “Captain Phillips” has nine nominations; and Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra” and “Saving Mr. Banks” were each nominated five times.
Stephen Frears’ “Philomena,” Working Title’s “Rush” and Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” have four nominations. Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” the Coens’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” and Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” have three. Documentary “The Act of Killing,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” have two nominations apiece.
“Gravity” earned nominations for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Sandra Bullock is nominated for Leading Actress.
“12 Years a Slave” was nominated for Best Film, Director for Steve McQueen, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing and Production Design. Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for Leading Actor. Michael Fassbender is nominated for Supporting Actor and Lupita Nyong’o is nominated for Supporting Actress.
“American Hustle” was nominated for Best Film, Director for David O. Russell, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Christian Bale is nominated for Leading Actor and Amy Adams is nominated for Leading Actress, while Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are nominated for Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress.
“Captain Phillips” was nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Director for Paul Greengrass, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing and Sound. Tom Hanks is nominated for Leading Actor and Barkhad Abdi is nominated for Supporting Actor.
“Philomena” completed the Best Film line-up, with three further nominations in Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actress for Judi Dench.
“Behind the Candelabra” was nominated in Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Matt Damon is nominated for Supporting Actor.
“Saving Mr. Banks” received nominations for Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, Original Music and Costume Design. Emma Thompson is nominated for Leading Actress.
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” was nominated for Outstanding British Film, alongside “Gravity,” “Philomena,” “Rush,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “The Selfish Giant.”
Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated in Leading Actor for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which is also nominated in Director for Martin Scorsese, Adapted Screenplay and Editing.
Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins are nominated as Leading Actress and Supporting Actress for “Blue Jasmine,” for which Woody Allen also receives a nomination for Original Screenplay.
Bruce Dern is nominated as Leading Actor for “Nebraska.” The film receives two further nominations for Original Screenplay and Cinematography.
Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey complete the Supporting Actress line-up for “August: Osage County” and “The Butler” respectively. “The Butler” receives one further nomination for Make Up & Hair.
Daniel Brühl completes the Supporting Actor category for “Rush,” which also receives nominations for Outstanding British Film, Editing and Sound.
Joel and Ethan Coen receive an Original Screenplay nomination for “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which is also nominated for Cinematography and Sound. “All Is Lost” completes the nominations for Sound.
“The Great Gatsby” is nominated for Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Also nominated for Make Up & Hair is “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which receives one further nomination for Special Visual Effects. “The Invisible Woman” receives a nomination for Costume Design.
John Williams receives an Original Music nomination for “The Book Thief.”
“Iron Man 3,” “Pacific Rim” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” join “Gravity” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” in the Special Visual Effects category.
“The Act of Killing” receives two nominations for Film Not in the English Language and Documentary. Also nominated in the Documentary category are two films by Alex Gibney, “The Armstrong Lie” and “We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks,” as well as “Blackfish” and “Tim’s Vermeer.”
Writer/Director Paul Wright and Producer Polly Stokes are nominated for Outstanding Debut for “For Those in Peril,” joined by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson (Writers) for “Good Vibrations,” Kieran Evans (Writer/Director) for “Kelly + Victor,” Scott Graham (Writer/Director) for “Shell” and Kelly Marcel (Writer) for “Saving Mr. Banks.”
“Blue is the Warmest Colour,” “The Great Beauty,” UK entry “Metro Manila” and “Wadjda” are nominated alongside “The Act of Killing” to complete for Film Not in the English Language.
The Animated Film nominees are “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen” and “Monsters University.”
The British Short Animation nominations are “Everything I Can See From Here,” “I Am Tom Moody” and “Sleeping With the Fishes” and the British Short Film nominations are “Island Queen,” “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” “Orbit Ever After,” “Room 8” and “Sea View.”
The British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday February 16 2014 and will be held for the eighth year running at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Hosted by Stephen Fry, and sponsored by EE, the Awards will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD that evening, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three.
You can stream the BAFTA nominations announcement below.