Last night the 2015 BAFTA award nominations were announced with leading the field with 11 nominations and The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman not too far behind with ten nominations each. But as much as the talk will be of who got nominated, the fact The Theory of Everything Ava DuVernay‘s went home without a single nomination will certainly have people wondering about its Oscar chances. Well, don’t worry, it’s getting nominated, it just won’t win. Selma
However, the one film that does seem to be truly in trouble (despite
Angelina Jolie meeting the Pope) is , which also didn’t receive a single nomination. Just yesterday I moved Unbroken Unbroken out of the list of my Best Picture predictions and it seems that may have been the right move.
Other intriguing developments include no nomination for
director The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum. The film earned nine nominations, but director wasn’t one of them, even though Best Film and Outstanding British Film. I’ve had him in my Director predictions for some time and I’m not sure if I’ll use the BAFTA snub as reason to move him out and perhaps James Marsh ( Theory of Everything) in.
Other than that,
not earning a Best Animation nomination is interesting and it’s cool to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 Rene Russo getting some love for her work in . Nightcrawler
I’ve included the full list of nominees below. The 2015 BAFTA Awards take place on Sunday,
February 8, and will be hosted by Stephen Fry. Best Film Birdman Boyhood Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game The 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 GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu, NicolÃ¡s Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo ( 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 ’71 The Imitation Game Paddington Pride Theory of Everything Under the Skin Best Documentary 20 Feet From Stardom 20,000 Days On Earth Citizenfour Finding Vivian Maier Virunga 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 Ida Leviathan The Lunchbox Trash 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 Birdman The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Whiplash Best Special Visual Effects Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Guardians of the Galaxy The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Interstellar X-Men: Days of Future Past Best Short Film Boogaloo And Graham Emotional Fusebox The Karman Line Slap Three Brothers Best Short Animation The Bigger Picture Monkey Love Experiments My Dad