2015 BAFTA Award Nominations Lead by ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ While ‘Selma’ Snubbed Entirely


2015 BAFTA Award nominationsLast night the 2015 BAFTA award nominations were announced with The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the field with 11 nominations and Birdman and The Theory of Everything not too far behind with ten nominations each. But as much as the talk will be of who got nominated, the fact Ava DuVernay‘s Selma 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.

However, the one film that does seem to be truly in trouble (despite Angelina Jolie meeting the Pope) is Unbroken, which also didn’t receive a single nomination. Just yesterday I moved 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 The Imitation Game director 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, How To Train Your Dragon 2 not earning a Best Animation nomination is interesting and it’s cool to see 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 González Iñárritu, Nicolás 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

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