2019 BAFTA Nominations
Nancy Tartaglione | Deadline Hollywood
BAFTA has revealed its nominations for this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards with Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite from Yorgos Lanthimos leading the list of contenders at 12. Also making strong showings are Netflix’s Roma, Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born, Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Universal’s First Man with seven nominations each. See below for the full roster.
Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma notably is also up here for Best Film Not In The English Language, Director, Cinematography, Editing and Original Screenplay, all of which could repeat at the Oscars.
Along with Roma and The Favourite, the Best Film category includes A Star Is Born, BlackKklansman (the latter from Focus with five nominations total) and Universal’s Green Book which has a total four nods. Bohemian Rhapsody is in Oustanding British Film, but First Man made neither cut despite its big nods haul. Annapurna’s Vice fared well in the acting categories and has six mentions overall.
BAFTA is a key stop on the awards season calendar, particularly with so many members overlapping with AMPAS. A notable near shutout today is Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther which has one nomination, in Special Visual Effects, but no love elsewhere despite being in the Oscar conversation. Also, Emily Blunt was not mentioned in Lead Actress for Mary Poppins Returns while If Beale Street Could Talk’s Golden Globe winner Regina King was passed over in Supporting. Widows’ Viola Davis is nominated, but director Steve McQueen is not.
This year sees new eligibility requirements coming into effect concerning the British film categories. All entries into Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer are required to meet at least two of the four BFI Diversity Standards which are a framework for measuring inclusion and representation.
BAFTA members began voting on the nominations December 14 through January 2 while Round Two voting opens today and closes February 6. The ceremony will be held on February 10 from London’s Royal Albert Hall with Joanna Lumley hosting. We’ll be in attendance for our annual live blog as well.
As previously announced, Carol and Colette producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, co-founders of Number 9 Films, are to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award. Vying for the EE Rising Star Award, which is voted on by the public, are Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Letitia Wright, Lakeith Stanfield and Barry Keoghan.
- BLACKkKLANSMAN Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele
- THE FAVOURITE Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday
- GREEN BOOK Jim Burke, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler
- ROMA Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez
- A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
- BEAST Michael Pearce, Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana MacKinnon
- BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Bryan Singer, Graham King, Anthony McCarten
- THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
- McQUEEN Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui, Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig
- STAN & OLLIE Jon S. Baird, Faye Ward, Jeff Pope
- YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Lynne Ramsay, Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, James Wilson
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
- APOSTASY Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director)
- BEAST Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)
- A CAMBODIAN SPRING Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer)
- PILI Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer)
- RAY & LIZ Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)
- INCREDIBLES 2 Brad Bird, John Walker
- ISLE OF DOGS Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson
- SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord
- BLACKkKLANSMAN Spike Lee
- COLD WAR Paweł Pawlikowski
- THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Lanthimos
- ROMA Alfonso Cuarón
- A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper
- COLD WAR Janusz Głowacki, Paweł Pawlikowski
- THE FAVOURITE Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
- GREEN BOOK Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
- ROMA Alfonso Cuarón
- VICE Adam McKay
- BLACKkKLANSMAN Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott
- CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
- FIRST MAN Josh Singer
- IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Barry Jenkins
- A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth
- GLENN CLOSE The Wife
- LADY GAGA A Star Is Born
- MELISSA McCARTHY Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- OLIVIA COLMAN The Favourite
- VIOLA DAVIS Widows
- BRADLEY COOPER A Star Is Born
- CHRISTIAN BALE Vice
- RAMI MALEK Bohemian Rhapsody
- STEVE COOGAN Stan & Ollie
- VIGGO MORTENSEN Green Book
- AMY ADAMS Vice
- CLAIRE FOY First Man
- EMMA STONE The Favourite
- MARGOT ROBBIE Mary Queen of Scots
- RACHEL WEISZ The Favourite
- ADAM DRIVER BlacKkKlansman
- MAHERSHALA ALI Green Book
- RICHARD E. GRANT Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- SAM ROCKWELL Vice
- TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET Beautiful Boy
- BLACKkKLANSMAN Terence Blanchard
- IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Nicholas Britell
- ISLE OF DOGS Alexandre Desplat
- MARY POPPINS RETURNS Marc Shaiman
- A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
- AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Kelly Port, Dan Sudick
- BLACK PANTHER Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick
- FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Tim Burke, Andy Kind, Christian Manz, David Watkins
- FIRST MAN Ian Hunter, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm
- READY PLAYER ONE Matthew E. Butler, Grady Cofer, Roger Guyett, David Shirk
For a full list visit BAFTA’s official site.