Gravity Leads The Way With Most BAFTA Nods

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The nominations for the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards are here! And, it seems this year the Brits could finally win back the Best Film award from their American friends.
Alfonso Cuarón’s out-of-this-world (literally) drama, Gravity, earned an impressive 11 nominations, including nods in both the Best Film and Outstanding British Film categories. Following closely with 10 nominations each is Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave and David O. Russell’s American Hustle. Surprisingly, Justin Chadwick’s Mandela biopic received only a single nod in the Outstanding British Film category — neither Idris Elba nor Naomie Harris are nominees.
The Best Actress category includes one hell of a lineup, including British stars Judi Dench (Philomena) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) battling against Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), and Sandra Bullock (Gravity). In the Leading Actor category, the only British nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), faces stiff competition from Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), and Christian Bale (American Hustle). Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts, along with Michael Fassbender and Bradley Cooper are noted in the supporting actress and actor categories, respectively.
Hosted by Stephen Fry, the BAFTA 2014 winners will be announced in a ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday, February 16. See the complete list of nominees below. We've got to catch up on our movie watching, stat.

Best Film
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips

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

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director, or Producer
Colin Carberry (Writer), Glenn Patterson (Writer) for Good Vibrations
Kelly Marcel (Writer) for Saving Mr. Banks
Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) for Kelly + Victor
Paul Wright (Director/Writer), Polly Stokes (Producer) for For Those in Peril
Scott Graham (Director/Writer) for Shell

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf Of Wall Street

Original Screenplay

Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, American Hustle
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón, Gravity
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Bob Nelson, Nebraska


Leading Actor
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

Leading Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Judi Dench, Philomena
Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Oprah Winfrey, The Butler
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Original Music
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave
John Williams, The Book Thief
Henry Jackman, Captain Phillips
Steven Price, Gravity
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks

Costume Design
Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle
Ellen Mirojnick, Behind the Candelabra
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Michael O'Connor, The Invisible Woman
Daniel Orlandi, Saving Mr. Banks

Make-Up & Hair
Evelyne Noraz, Lori Mccoy-Bell, American Hustle
Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin, Behind the Candelabra
Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal, The Butler
Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn, The Great Gatsby
Peter Swords King, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Click here to see the complete list of nominees. (The Evening Standard)

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