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‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ ‘Birdman,’ ‘Theory Of Everything’ Lead BAFTA Nominations, ‘Selma’ Shut Out

'Grand Budapest Hotel' 'Birdman,' 'Theory Of Everything' Lead BAFTA Nominations, 'Selma' Shut Out

Voting is now closed, so it’s less than a week to go before the announcement of the Oscar nominations (catch up on our last minute wish-list of outliers we’d like to see right here), but the precursor awards keep coming in: we had the WGA nominations on Wednesday, the DGA nods next Tuesday, and this morning saw Stephen Fry and Sam Claflin reveal the nominations for the 68th British Academy Film Awards (aka the BAFTAs).

This particular awards ceremony has become an increasingly good indicator of how the Oscars will end up going (perhaps to a fault): last year, relative surprise nominees like "Philomena," Christian Bale and Sally Hawkins were predicted by BAFTA, but there is an obvious home advantage with respect to British fare.

The bigger winner of the day was Wes Anderson‘s "Grand Budapest Hotel" —once dismissed as being released too early in the year to be an awards player, the film leads the pack with eleven nominations. "Birdman" and "The Theory Of Everything" were close behind with ten, while "The Imitation Game" received nine. There was also a strong showing for "Boyhood," which joined the four above as the Best Film nominees, while "Nightcrawler" and "Whiplash" received a number of nods, including Best Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal in the former, and Best Director for Damien Chazelle in the latter.

There are some fun surprises here and there, including a very strong Best British Film list including "’71," "Pride," "Paddington" and "Under The Skin" (which also picked up a nod for Mica Levi‘s score), and some more curious ones, like Stephen Daldry‘s as-yet unreleased "Trash" turning up as one of the Best Foreign Language Film nominees.

Of course, there are some films that didn’t do so well, namely "Selma," which didn’t receive a single nomination. Ava DuVernay‘s film was eligible, even though it doesn’t open til February in the UK: did the late release of the film hurt its chances? Was there another screener issue? Did BAFTA not respond to the film’s take on U.S. history? And after the PGA snub earlier in the week, is the film potentially in trouble with the Academy? "Unbroken" also missed out entirely, while "Mr. Turner" only made an impact below-the-line, with Mike Leigh and Timothy Spall going surprisingly empty-handed.

Fry will host the awards themselves on February 8th, so check back then to find out. In the meantime, check the full list of nominees out below.

Best Film

"Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Imitation Game"
"Theory Of Everything"

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – "Birdman"
Richard Linklater – "Boyhood"
Wes Anderson – "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
James Marsh – "The Theory Of Everything"
Damien Chazelle – "Whiplash"

Best Actor In A Leading Role
Benedict Cumberbatch – "The Imitation Game"
Ralph Fiennes – "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Jake Gyllenhaal – "Nightcrawler"
Michael Keaton – "Birdman"
Eddie Redmayne – "The Theory Of Everything"

Best Actress In A Leading Role

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

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

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

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

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

Best Original Screenplay

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu & co – "Birdman"
Richard Linklater – "Boyhood"
Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness – "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Dan Gilroy – "Nightcrawler"
Damien Chazelle – "Whiplash"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Jason Hall – "American Sniper"
Gillian Flynn – "Gone Girl"
Graham Moore – "The Imitation Game"
Paul King – "Paddington"
Anthony McCarten – "The Theory Of Everything"

Outstanding British Film

"The Imitation Game"
"Theory Of Everything"
"Under The Skin"

Best Documentary

"20 Feet From Stardom"
"20,000 Days On Earth"
"Finding Vivian Maier"

EE Rising Star Award

Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O’Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

Elaine Constantine – "Northern Soul"
Gregory Burke, Yann DeMange – "’71"
Hong Khaou – "Lilting"
Paul Katis, Andrew De Lotbiniere – "Kajaki: The True Story"
Stephen Beresford, David Livingstone – "Pride"

Best Film Not In The English Language

"The Lunchbox"
"Two Days, One Night"

Best Animated Film

"Big Hero 6"
"The Boxtrolls"
"The Lego Movie"

Best Original Music

Antonio Sanchez – "Birdman"
Alexandre Desplat – "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Hans Zimmer – "Interstellar"
Johann Johannsson – ‘The Theory Of Everything"
Mica Levi – "Under The Skin"

Best Cinematography

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

Best Editing

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

Best Production Design

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

Best Costume Design

Milena Canonero – "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Sammy Sheldon Differ – "The Imitation Game"
Colleen Atwood – "Into The Woods"
Jacqueline Durran – "Mr. Turner"
Steven Noble – "The Theory Of Everything"

Best Makeup and Hair

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Guardians Of The Galaxy"
"Into the Woods"
"Mr. Turner"
"The Theory Of Everything"

Best Sound

"American Sniper"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"The Imitation Game"

Best 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"

Best Short Film

"Boogaloo And Graham"
"Emotional Fusebox"
"The Karman Line"
"Three Brothers"

Best Short Animation

"The Bigger Picture"
"Monkey Love Experiments"
"My Dad"

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@Alex. Lol. Wonder if the working title for the film was "White Boyhood."


Boyhood was ok, apart from the 12 year thing the screenplay is far from great, specially that white savior thing they did with Patricia’s character. As a latino myself I couldn’t help but laugh my ass off at that restaurant scene. I laughed, cringed and felt insulted at the same time. Poor screenplay decision..


Patricia Arquette was awful in boyhood. Come on Grand Budapest!

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