2019 BAFTA Nominations Announced

    Author Phil Jones

The nominations for the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards were announced at a ceremony at BAFTA’s London headquarters on Wednesday 9 January.

Leading the pack is The Favourite, which is nominated in 12 categories including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Leading Actress for Olivia Colman, and Supporting Actress for both Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.

Golden Globe winner Colman is joined by fellow Golden Globe winner Glenn Close (The Wife) in the Leading Actress category, a category which also handed nominations to Viola Davis (Widows), Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).

A further Golden Globe winner, Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), leads a star-studded Leading Actor category, which also includes Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book). Mortensen’s Green Book co-star Mahershala Ali leads a Supporting Actor category which includes Adam Driver (Blackkklansman) and Sam Rockwell (Vice).

Dick Cheney biopic Vice picked up nominations for Original Screenplay, Editing and Make Up & Hair, on top of acting nominations for Rockwell, Christian Bale and Amy Adams.

Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma had a successful showing, being nominated in seven categories includes Best Film and Original Screenplay, with Cuaron also being nominated for Best Director.

The Director category has a worldwide shortlist this year, with Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Cuaron (Roma), Spike Lee (Blackkklansman) and Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) receiving nods. 

First Man received four nominations, with Claire Foy picking up a Supporting Actress nomination alongside the film’s nominations for Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

The winners of the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards will be announced on Sunday 10 February at the Royal Albert Hall, in a ceremony hosted by Joanna Lumley.

View the full list of nominees on BAFTA’s website here.