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2016 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017

La La Land

The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece.

The categories and nominees are...

Best Film

Outstanding British Film

Best Director

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Documentary

Best Film Not in the English Language

Best Animated Film

Best Cinematography

Best Original Music

Best Sound

Best Production Design

Best Special Visual Effects

Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hair

Best Editing

Best British Short Animation

  • The Alan Dimension
  • A Love Story
  • Tough
Best Short Film

  • Consumed
  • Home
  • Mouth of Hell
  • The Party
  • Standby
EE Rising Star Award

Notes and Reactions...

  • There’s a good news / bad news situation here. There are not a lot of surprises as most of the films earning the most nominations also earned a ton of previous nominations. On the one hand, this means I was able to cut and paste a lot of the list. On the other hand, this means I don’t have a lot to talk about.
  • La La Land has been dominating the early Awards Season, so picking up 11 nominations isn’t a shock. The only issue going forward is potential backlash. Arrival did better than usual, but that’s because this is the first set of awards with plenty of technical categories it could clean up on. Finally, Nocturnal Animals did better than its reviews suggest. A Tomatometer Score of 72% positive just isn’t award-worthy. Then again, it’s earned plenty of previous nominations.
  • If I, Daniel Blake doesn’t win Best British Film, I will be stunned, as it picked up more other high prestige nominations than any other British film this year. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also earned four other nods, but most were technical in nature.


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