BAFTA Nominations: The Post Shut Out, While The Shape of Water Hits Big

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BAFTA Nominations: <i>The Post</i> Shut Out, While <i>The Shape of Water</i> Hits Big

Known as the British Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards have revealed their nominations for the 71st ceremony. The nominations showed some serious snubs and welcomed some very unexpected surprises.

According to THR, the nominees were announced by Natalie Dormer and Letitia Wright early this morning in London. The Golden Globes’ big winner, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, struck it rich, as did The Shape of Water and Darkest Hour, while critical favorites The Post, Mudbound, and Call Me By Your Name all were overlooked in many categories. Three Billboards and Darkest Hour both scored nine nominations, but The Shape of Water emerged the victor with twelve, thanks to technical categories. Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049 each earned eight nominations.

Perhaps the most shocking surprise is the British film Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool emerging with three nominations, including Best Actress Annette Bening, Best Actor Jamie Bell and Best Adapted Screenplay. Paddington 2 came as another surprise with three nominations, including Best Supporting Actor Hugh Grant, Best Adapted Screenplay and Outstanding British Film of the Year. Some notable snubs include Supporting Actress contenders Hong Chau for Downsizing, Mary J. Blige for Mudbound and Spielberg drama The Post not receiving any nominations.

The ceremony will be on Feb. 18 in London. Below is the full list of the film nominations.

Best Picture
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director
  Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve
Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan 
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Actress
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Kristen Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Original Screenplay
Get Out, Jordan Peele 
I, Tonya, Steven Rogers
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig 
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Adapted Screenplay
Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory
The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, David Schneider
Fim Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Matt Greenhalgh
Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin 
Paddington 2, Simon Farnaby, Paul King

Outstanding British Film
Darkest Hour, Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski
The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou, Ian Martin, David Schneider
God’s Own Country, Francis Lee, Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling
Lady Macbeth, William Oldroyd, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, Alice Birch
Paddington 2, Paul King, David Heyman, Simon Farnaby
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
The Ghoul, Gareth Tunley (Writer/Director/Producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (Producers)
I am Not a Witch, Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director), Emily Morgan (Producer)
Jawbone, Johnny Harris (Writer/Producer), Thomas Napper (Director)
Kingdom of Us, Lucy Cohen (Director)
Lady Macbeth, Alice Birch (Writer), William Oldroyd (Director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Producer)

Cinematography
  Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema
The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen
Three Billbooards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Ben Davis

Editing
Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
 Blade Runner 2049, Joe Walker
Dunkirk, Lee Smith
The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billbooards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory

Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast, Jacqueline Durran
Darkest Hour, Jacqueline Durran
I, Tonya, Jennifer Johnson
Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges
The Shape of Water, Luis Sequeira

Make-up and Hair
  Blade Runner 2049, Donald Mowat, Kerry Warn
Darkest Hour, David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji
I, Tonya, Deborah La Mia Denaver, Adruitha Lee
Victoria & Abdul, Daniel Phillips
Wonder Naomi Bakstad, Robert A. Pandini, Arjen Tuiten

Original Score
  Blade Runner 2049, Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer
Darkest Hour, Dario Marianelli
Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood 
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Production Design
Beauty and the Beast, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
 Blade Runner 2049, Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
Darkest Hour, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Dunkirk, Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
The Shape of Water, Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau

Visual Effects
  Blade Runner 2049, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson
Dunkirk, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson
The Shape of Water, Dennis Berardi, Trey Harrell, Kevin Scott
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Nominees tbc
War For the Planet of the Apes, Nominees tbc

Sound
Baby Driver, Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater
 Blade Runner 2049, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth
Dunkirk, Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten
The Shape of Water, Christian Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Nathan Robitaille, Brad Zoern
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood
 Blade Runner 2049, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth, Theo Green

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