2019 BAFTA nominations: The Favourite gains favouritism with twelve nods

With the Golden Globes now out of the way, the Brits have contributed their group of contenders for the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards as the Oscar race intensifies.

Out in front is the historical biopic The Favourite which has a dominant twelve nominations including the lucrative Best Film and Outstanding British Film award.

The dramedy, which centres on an unlikely love-triangle between Queen Anne, her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill and servant girl Abigail Masham also received acting nominations for actresses Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz while director Yorgos Lanthimos is also recognised in his own category.

The joint-second most nods are shared between four films including the Mexican drama Roma and the music-based romance A Star is Born with seven mentions each including Best Film. Directors Alfonso Cuaron and Bradley Cooper go head-to-head in their own category which also includes surprise nominee Pawel Pawlikowski for the Polish drama Cold War.

The rest of the films competing in Best Film are the Spike Lee-directed drama Blackkklansman and the recent Golden Globe-winning comedy Green Book.

After its shock success at the Globes on Sunday, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody garnered seven nominations including Outstanding British Film while Rami Malek was recognised again in Best Actor for his portrayal of legendary singer Freddie Mercury.

Malek faces stern competition in his category from fellow Oscar contenders Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) plus Steve Coogan for his portrayal of beloved comedian actor Stan Laurel in the Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie.

Meanwhile, the Best Actress lineup sees Olivia Colman up against fellow Globe winners Glenn Close (The Wife) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) as well as Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and surprise nominee Viola Davis (Widows).

In the supporting categories, British star Richard E. Grant is acknowledged in Best Supporting Actor for his role in Can You Ever Forgive Me? alongside Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy) and Adam Driver (Blackkklansman) with last year’s winner Sam Rockwell also mentioned for Vice.

The Supporting Actress lineup sees Amy Adams receive a seventh nomination as she looks to finally win for her portrayal of Lynne Cheney in Vice. Her competition includes The Favourite’s Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz plus British star Claire Foy (First Man) and Australian beauty Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots).

Alongside The Favourtie, Bohemian and Stan & Ollie, the rest of the Outstanding British Film category is completed by the documentary McQueen and thrillers Beast and You Were Never Really Here.

Other films that performed well in the technical categories included First Man, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

The Best Animated Film lineup sees Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse battle it out with Pixar’s Incredibles 2 and the stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs. Finally, the powerful World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old is in contention for Best Documentary alongside the likes of Free Solo and McQueen.

After her Supporting Actress win at the Golden Globes, Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) was surprisingly overlooked by BAFTA alongside fellow Oscar contenders John David Washington (Blackkklansman), Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Sam Elliott (A Star is Born). The Marvel blockbuster Black Panther also underperformed with just one nomination for Visual Effects.

The 72nd BAFTA Film Awards will take place in London on February 10th with Joanna Lumley (darling) returning to host.

The full list of nominations are below (winner predictions in blue):

BEST FILM
BLACKKKLANSMAN
THE FAVOURITE
GREEN BOOK
ROMA
A STAR IS BORN

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
BEAST
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE
MCQUEEN
STAN & OLLIE
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

BEST DIRECTOR
Bradley Cooper, A STAR IS BORN
Alfonso Cuaron, ROMA
Yorgos Lanthimos, THE FAVOURITE
Spike Lee, BLACKKKLANSMAN
Pawel Pawlikowski, COLD WAR

BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale, VICE
Steve Coogan, STAN & OLLIE
Bradley Cooper, A STAR IS BORN
Rami Malek, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Viggo Mortensen, GREEN BOOK

BEST ACTRESS
Glenn Close, THE WIFE
Olivia Colman, THE FAVOURITE
Viola Davis, WIDOWS
Lady Gaga, A STAR IS BORN
Melissa McCarthy, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali, GREEN BOOK
Timothee Chalamet, BEAUTIFUL BOY
Adam Driver, BLACKKKLANSMAN
Richard E. Grant, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Sam Rockwell, VICE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, VICE
Claire Foy, FIRST MAN
Margot Robbie, MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
Emma Stone, THE FAVOURITE
Rachel Weisz, THE FAVOURITE

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
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

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
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

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
THE FAVOURITE
FIRST MAN
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
ROMA

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
COLD WAR
THE FAVOURITE
FIRST MAN
ROMA

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
STAN & OLLIE
VICE

BEST EDITING
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE
FIRST MAN
ROMA
VICE

BEST SOUND
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
FIRST MAN
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT
A QUIET PLACE
A STAR IS BORN

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
BLACK PANTHER
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
FIRST MAN
READY PLAYER ONE

BEST FILM MUSIC
Terence Blanchard, BLACKKKLANSMAN
Nicholas Britell, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga & Lukas Nelson, A STAR IS BORN
Alexandre Desplat, ISLE OF DOGS
Marc Shaiman, MARY POPPINS RETURNS

BEST ANIMATED FILM
INCREDIBLES 2
ISLE OF DOGS
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
CAPERNAUM (Lebanon)
COLD WAR (Poland)
DOGMAN (Italy)
ROMA (Mexico)
SHOPLIFTERS (Japan)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
FREE SOLO
MCQUEEN
RBG
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

BEST SHORT ANIMATED FILM
I’M OK
MARFA
ROUGHHOUSE

BEST SHORT FILM
73 COWS
BACHELOR
THE BLUE DOOR
THE FIELD
WALE

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)

RISING STAR AWARD
Jessie Buckley
Cynthia Erivo
Barry Keoghan
Lakeith Stanfield
Letitia Wright

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