Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"La La Land" Leads Annual BAFTA Nominees


The British Academy Of Film Television Awards have announced their annual list of nominees and they certainly have done a lot of shaking up in this awards race. First I'll get into the biggest surprises. One is the love for the British drama I, Daniel Blake which scored Best Film, Best Director (Ken Loach), and Supporting Actress (Hayley Squires). Also, Nocturnal Animals got a surprising amount of love while Fences and Hidden Figures got only one nomination a piece; Emily Blunt managed a Best Actress nomination over Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert, and Ruth Negga; Loving and Silence aren't anywhere to be found.

Some other surprising snubs include Barry Jenkins for Best Director for Moonlight and Denzel Washington for Best Actor for Fences. Thankfully, Barry Jenkins still got nominated for Original Screenplay and also Moonlight got in for Best Film. As for the Denzel snub, I figured he would be the one to derail frontrunner Casey Affleck. But in 2010 when the BAFTAs nominated The Fighter, they ommitted Melissa Leo who went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. So if Denzel can take SAG, there is a chance or he can surprise the way he won over Russell Crowe in 2001 for Training Day. His spot ended up going to Jake Gyllenhaal for Nocturnal Animals and if his spot is going go anybody, I'm more than happy to see it go to Jake Gyllenhaal.

Anyhow, here are the nominees:

Best Film:

Arrival
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight

Outstanding British Film:

American Honey
Denial
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
I, Daniel Blake 
Notes On Blindness
Under The Shadow

Best Director:

Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Ken Loach, I, Daniel Blake
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Actress:

Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl On The Train
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake
Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Best Original Screenplay:

Hell Or High Water
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best Cinematography:

Arrival
Hell Or High Water
La La Land
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best Film Editing:

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Music:

Arrival
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best Makeup and Hair:

Doctor Strange
Florence Foster Jenkins
Hacksaw Ridge
Nocturnal Animals
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Costume Design:

Allied
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Best Animated Film:

Finding Dory
Kubo And The Two Strings
Moana
Zootropolis

Best Production Design:

Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals 

Best Documentary:

13th
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week- The Touring Years
The Eagle Huntress
Notes On Blindness
Weiner

Best Sound:

Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Special Visual Effects:

Arrival
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Outstanding Debut:
Mike Carey (Writer), Camille Gatin (Producer)- The Girl With All The Gifts

George Amponsah (Writer/Producer/Director), Dionne Walker (Writer/Producer)- The Hard Stop

Pete Middleton (Writer/Director/Producer), James Spinney (Writer/Director), Jo-Jo Ellison (Producer)- Notes On Blindness

John Donnelly (Writer), Ben Williams (Director)- The Pass

Babak Anvari (Writer/Director), Emily Leo, Martin Roskill, Lucas Toh (Producer)- Under The Shadow

Best Film Not In The English Language:

Dheepan
Julieta
Mustang
Son Of Saul
Toni Erdmann

British Short Film:

Consumed
Home
Mouth Of Hell
The Party
Standby

British Short Animation:

The Alan Dimension
A Love Story
Tough

EE BAFTA Rising Star:

Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Tom Holland
Anya Taylor-Joy
Ruth Negga