Baftas 2015: ‘Grand Budapest’ leads noms

Announced by Stephen Fry and Sam Claflin, this year’s Bafta nominations were revealed yesterday morning. Wes Anderson’s Berlinale opener The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the pack with eleven nominations, earning nods for Best Film, Best British Actor, Best Director as well as a host of technical awards. Elsewhere, Oscar hopefuls Birdman, the 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood and Second World War offering The Imitation Game also garnered numerous nominations while there were surprising shut-outs for Martin Luther King drama Selma and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner. The inimitable Fry returns once again as host for this year’s EE-sponsored Bafta ceremony, taking place at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday 8 February.

Best Film
Birdman (dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu)
Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (dir. Wes Anderson)
The Imitation Game (dir. Morten Tyldum)
The Theory of Everything (dir. James Marsh)

Outstanding British Film
’71 (dir. Yann Demange)
The Imitation Game
Paddington (dir. Paul King)
Pride (dir. Matthew Warchus)
The Theory of Everything
Under the Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer) 

Best Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
James Marsh (The Theory of Everything)
Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Actress
Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) 

Best Supporting Actor
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)

Best Supporting Actress
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Imelda Staunton (Pride)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Rene Russo (Nightcrawler)

Best Original Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Best Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper (Jason Hall)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
The Imitation Game (Graham Moore)
The Theory of Everything (Anthony McCarten)

Best Film Not in the English Language
Ida (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski)
Leviathan (dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev)
The Lunchbox (dir. Ritesh Batra)
Trash (dir. Stephen Daldry)
Two Days, One Night (dir. Dardenne brothers)

Best Documentary
20 Feet from Stardom (dir. Morgan Neville)
20,000 Days on Earth (dir. Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard)
CitizenFour (dir. Laura Poitras)
Finding Vivian Maier (dir. John Maloof, Charlie Siskel)
Virunga (dir. Orlando von Einsiedel)

Best Animation
Big Hero 6 (dir. Don Hall, Chris Williams)
The Boxtrolls (dir. Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable)
The Lego Movie (dir. Phil Lord, Christopher Miller)

Best Cinematography
Birdman (Emmanuel Lubezki)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Robert Yeoman)
Ida (Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski)
Interstellar (Hoyte van Hoytema)
Mr. Turner (Dick Pope)

Best Editing
Birdman (Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Barney Pilling)
The Imitation Game (William Goldenberg)
Nightcrawler (John Gilroy)
The Theory of Everything (Jinx Godfrey)
Whiplash (Tom Cross)

Best Production Design
Big Eyes (Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock)
The Imitation Game (Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald)
Interstellar (Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis)
Mr. Turner (Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts)

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Milena Canonero)
The Imitation Game (Sammy Sheldon Differ)
Into the Woods (Colleen Atwood)
Mr. Turner (Jacqueline Durran)
The Theory of Everything (Steven Noble)

Best Make Up and Hair
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Frances Hannon)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White)
Into the Woods (Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland)
Mr. Turner (Christine Blundell, Lesa Warrener)
The Theory of Everything (Jan Sewell) 

Best Sound
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Best Original Music
Birdman (Antonio Sanchez)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat)
Interstellar (Hans Zimmer)
The Theory of Everything (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
Under the Skin (Mica Levi)

Best Special Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Outstanding Debut by a British Creative
Elaine Constantine (writer/director Northern Soul)
Gregory Burke (writer, ’71)
Hong Khao (writer/director, Lilting)
Paul Katis (director/producer, Kajaki)
Stephen Beresford (writer, Pride)

The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by public)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O’Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley

What do you think of the Bafta 2015 shortlist? Did they make the right choices? Let us know using the comment box below.

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