Oscars 2020: Best Picture winner Parasite makes Oscars history

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Parasite’s Korean director Bong Joon-ho upset the odds to win both Best Picture and Best Director at this year’s Academy Awards on a night of mixed feelings over the Academy’s perceived lack of diversity.

Sam Mendes’ First World War epic 1917 flagged somewhat after its seven-award Bafta triumph, with Disney and Parasite’s US distributor Neon sharing the studio honours with four wins apiece. Despite a record 24 nominations, Netflix only won two awards on the night. A full list of winners can be found below:

Best Picture
Parasite
(Neon)
A Barunson E&A Production
Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Actress in a Leading Role
Renée Zellweger
Judy (LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions)

Actor in a Leading Role
Joaquin Phoenix
Joker (Warner Bros.)

Directing
Parasite (Neon)
Bong Joon Ho

Original Song
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman (Paramount)
Music by Elton John
Lyric by Bernie Taupin

Original Score
Joker (Warner Bros.)
Hildur Guðnadóttir

International Feature
Parasite
A Barunson E&A Production
South Korea

Makeup and Hairstyling
Bombshell (Lionsgate)
Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker

Visual Effects
1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy

Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari (Walt Disney)
Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

Cinematography
1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Roger Deakins

Sound Mixing
1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari (Walt Disney)
Donald Sylvester

Actress in a Supporting Role
Laura Dern
Marriage Story (Netflix)

Documentary Short Subject
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) (A+E Networks)
A Grain Media Production
Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

Documentary Feature
American Factory (Netflix)
A Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media Production
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

Costume Design
Little Women
(Sony Pictures Releasing)
Jacqueline Durran

Production Design
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Production Design: Barbara Ling
Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

Live-Action Short Film
The Neighbors’ Window
A Marshall Curry Production
Marshall Curry

Adapted Screenplay
Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Taika Waititi

Original Screenplay
Parasite (Neon)
Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won
Story by Bong Joon Ho

Animated Short Film
Hair Love (Sony Pictures Releasing)
A Matthew A. Cherry Entertainment/Lion Forge Animation/Blue Key Entertainment Production
Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 4 (Disney)
Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

Actor in a Supporting Role
Brad Pitt
Once upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing)

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Oscars 2020: Our final predictions

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It may be early February but – thanks to a compressed awards season – the 92nd Academy Awards are almost upon us. Once again, concerns over diversity and representation have dominated the discourse, with only one non-white nominee across the four acting categories in the form of British actress Cynthia Erivo.

However, there are still some eclectic choices to be found deeper in the Oscar nominations pile. Both Animated Feature and Documentary Feature races are extremely tight, and there’s still a chance than Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or-winning Parasite could break out from the International Feature category and take a scalp or two – including Best Picture. Here are our full predictions for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.

BEST PICTURE
1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Parasite

Will win: 1917
Should win: Parasite

Expect a close, La La Land versus Moonlight-style battle between Sam Mendes’ First World War behemoth 1917 and Bong Joon-ho’s class war underdog Parasite. An expected Film and Director double at the Baftas have just edged 1917 ahead of the chasing pack, but a Parasite win would be a true breakthrough moment for the Academy in what has been a contentious year.

BEST DIRECTOR
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Will win: Sam Mendes, 1917
Should win: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Unlike the Best Picture race, Sam Mendes feels like more of a lock for this year’s Best Director award. This would be his second Oscar win in this category following 2000’s American Beauty. If there is an upset, expect it to come from Parasite’s Director Bong – the clue’s in the name.

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Will win: Renée Zellweger, Judy
Should win: Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Last year’s Best Actress race offered up one of the biggest upsets of awards season, with Olivia Colman pipping the overwhelming favourite Glenn Close to the post right at the death. Another upset can’t be discounted, but Renée Zellweger is expected to win for her turn as Judy Garland – in a film otherwise ignored by Academy Voters.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Will win: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Should win: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

As divisive as Joker has been with critics, the Academy have obviously found it hard to ignore a $1 billion-plus-grossing drama with shades of 1970s-era Scorsese. The Joker is a mythic character in American culture (Heath Ledger also won an Oscar – albeit posthumously – for his role in 2009’s The Dark Knight) and Phoenix’s awards campaign has been full of dignity, culminating in his rousing Bafta speech. It’s a decent field, but only one possible winner.

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Will win: Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Should win: Florence Pugh, Little Women

Though it could be argued that Dern’s superior supporting actress performance came in Little Woman, it’s her more bombastic turn as Marriage Story divorce lawyer Nora Fanshaw that will likely win the actress her first Oscar at the third attempt. Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh offer the only chance of a possible upset – however unlikely.

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Will win: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Should win: Al Pacino, The Irishman

Brad Pitt has been on the charm offensive, delivering pith awards speeches (courtesy of a comedy writing team, if rumours are to be believed) and even posing for well-timed embraces with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. The time is now for Pitt, the youngest (at 56) in a category dominated by journeyed pros. Though a complete shut-out now looks likely, Al Pacino could be The Irishman’s best chance of a surprise Oscar.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite

Will win: Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite
Should win: Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite

Up until the WGAs, this looked very much like Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar to lose. However, the wind is now very much in Parasite’s sails. This would be quite the coup for Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, given that the script was written in its native Korean. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood should still make this a close one.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Will win: Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Should win: Greta Gerwig, Little Women

Another victor from the WGAs, Taika Waititi and Jojo Rabbit look to just have the edge on Greta Gerwig and Little Women here, despite falling away quickly in the Best Picture race. Gerwig would be the first female winner since Diablo Cody and Juno – which was all the way back twelve years ago in 2008.

ANIMATED FEATURE: Klaus

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: American Factory

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE: Parasite

ORIGINAL SCORE: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker

ORIGINAL SONG: “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman

SOUND EDITING: 1917

SOUND MIXING: 1917

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Bombshell

COSTUME DESIGN: Little Women

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins, 1917

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

FILM EDITING: Ford v Ferrari

VISUAL EFFECTS: 1917

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re A Girl)

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: Brotherhood

ANIMATED SHORT FILM: Hair Love

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony take place on 9 February 2020 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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Oscars 2020: Five Oscar locks on the night

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The 2020 Academy Awards ceremony is almost here and the tension is rising. The nominees are excited to learn their fate and some categories will certainly see fierce competition. And yet, there are a couple in which the Oscar winner seems certain.

To that end, here are five of the most likely Oscar winners at the 2020 Academy Awards. If you feel inspired, you can bet on the Oscars at these top-rated betting sites.

Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Joker
Todd Phillips’ take on the most iconic villain ever created by DC Comics has earned 11 Academy Award nominations. Few can argue that one of the most deserved among them is for Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor in Leading Role. The Hollywood veteran is killing it by creating a disturbing character with a dark background and an even darker future. “Joker” is so good exactly because of Phoenix and his sublime performance. Adam Driver probably thought he could win an Oscar for his exceptional work in “Marriage Story”, but the chances are slim. By the looks of it, no one can touch Joaquin Phoenix this year.

Best Cinematography for 1917
Sam Mendes has created a true masterpiece with his war drama “1917” and the cinematography of the movie is something else. Roger Deakins is the one who should take the most credit and a short look at his CV shows movies like “Blade Runner 2049”, “No Country for Old Men”, “Fargo” and many more. Deakins was nominated for the very same award more than 15 times and somehow won it only once so far. It looks like his second Oscar is on the way, as no other movie can compete with “1917” this year.

Sam Mendes, Best Director for 1917
Since we mentioned “1917” and Sam Mendes, it’s time to talk about the Best Director category. While the Oscar is not as certain as the previous one, Mendes is the overwhelming favourite. His competition looks impressive on paper. The likes of Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Todd Phillips, and Bong Joon Ho are all hoping to get the award, but the epic magnitude of “1917” and Mendes’ role of assembling such a massive production can’t be ignored by the Academy.

Laura Dern, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Marriage Story
Next in line is Laura Dern for her role in “Marriage Story”.  The family drama about humanity and the emotions we all go through in the toughest times of our lives earned a lot of praise that would have been impossible without Dern’s strong presence. Her portrayal of the lawyer Nora Fanshaw adds several extra layers to the movie and while Margot Robbie has a strong case for her depiction of Kayla Pospisil in “Bombshell”, the Oscar will most likely go to Dern.

Brad Pitt, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for OUATIH
There’s no way someone’s stealing the Oscar for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role from Brad Pitt. His role as the stuntman Cliff Booth in Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is nothing short of sensational. The director’s take on the Charles Manson story simply couldn’t work without Pitt’s character who’s funny, brave, mysterious, and a little odd at times. He’s behind all the best scenes in the film and it’s hard to see how the Academy could ignore Pitt.

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony take place on 9 February 2020 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Baftas 2020: 1917 turns one-shot into 7 wins

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The winners of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards were announced earlier this evening at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Graham Norton. 1917 was the big story of the night, winning both Best Film and Best Director for Sam Mendes. Joaquin Phoenix gave a rousing speech on diversity in the industry after picking up Best Actor for The Joker, while Renee Zellweger was the expected recipient of Best Actress for Judy. Parasite won two awards, while For Sama was voted Best Documentary.

Best Film
1917 Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren – WINNER
THE IRISHMAN Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
JOKER Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae

Outstanding British Film
1917 Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Krysty Wilson-Cairns – WINNER
BAIT Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite
FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
ROCKETMAN Dexter Fletcher, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn, Lee Hall
SORRY WE MISSED YOU Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
THE TWO POPES Fernando Meirelles, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward, Anthony McCarten

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
BAIT Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producers) – WINNER
FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab (Director/Producer), Edward Watts (Director)
MAIDEN Alex Holmes (Director)
ONLY YOU Harry Wootliff (Writer/Director)
RETABLO Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Writer/Director)1

Film Not in the English Language
THE FAREWELL Lulu Wang, Daniele Melia
FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
PAIN AND GLORY Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar
PARASITE Bong Joon-ho – WINNER
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE Céline Sciamma, Bénédicte Couvreur

Documentary
AMERICAN FACTORY Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
APOLLO 11 Todd Douglas Miller
DIEGO MARADONA Asif Kapadia
FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts – WINNER
THE GREAT HACK Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim

Animated Film
FROZEN 2 Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho
KLAUS Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh – WINNER
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON Will Becher, Richard Phelan, Paul Kewley
TOY STORY 4 Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen

Director
1917 Sam Mendes – WINNER
THE IRISHMAN Martin Scorsese
JOKER Todd Phillips
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE Bong Joon-ho

Original Screenplay
BOOKSMART Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman
KNIVES OUT Rian Johnson
MARRIAGE STORY Noah Baumbach
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho – WINNER

Adapted Screenplay
THE IRISHMAN Steven Zaillian
JOJO RABBIT Taika Waititi – WINNER
JOKER Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
LITTLE WOMEN Greta Gerwig
THE TWO POPES Anthony McCarten

Leading Actress
JESSIE BUCKLEY Wild Rose
SCARLETT JOHANSSON Marriage Story
SAOIRSE RONAN Little Women
CHARLIZE THERON Bombshell
RENÉE ZELLWEGER Judy – WINNER

Leading Actor
LEONARDO DICAPRIO Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
ADAM DRIVER Marriage Story
TARON EGERTON Rocketman
JOAQUIN PHOENIX Joker – WINNER
JONATHAN PRYCE The Two Popes

Supporting Actress
LAURA DERN Marriage Story – WINNER
SCARLETT JOHANSSON Jojo Rabbit
FLORENCE PUGH Little Women
MARGOT ROBBIE Bombshell
MARGOT ROBBIE Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Supporting Actor
TOM HANKS A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
ANTHONY HOPKINS The Two Popes
AL PACINO The Irishman
JOE PESCI The Irishman
BRAD PITT Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – WINNER

Original Score
1917 Thomas Newman
JOJO RABBIT Michael Giacchino
JOKER Hildur Guđnadóttir – WINNER
LITTLE WOMEN Alexandre Desplat
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER John Williams

Casting
JOKER Shayna Markowitz – WINNER
MARRIAGE STORY Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Victoria Thomas
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD Sarah Crowe
THE TWO POPES Nina Gold

Cinematography
1917 Roger Deakins – WINNER
THE IRISHMAN Rodrigo Prieto
JOKER Lawrence Sher
LE MANS ’66 Phedon Papamichael
THE LIGHTHOUSE Jarin Blaschke

Editing
THE IRISHMAN Thelma Schoonmaker
JOJO RABBIT Tom Eagles
JOKER Jeff Groth
LE MANS ’66 Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker – WINNER
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Fred Raskin

Production Design
1917 Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales – WINNER
THE IRISHMAN Bob Shaw, Regina Graves
JOJO RABBIT Ra Vincent, Nora Sopková
JOKER Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh

Costume Design
THE IRISHMAN Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell
JOJO RABBIT Mayes C. Rubeo
JUDY Jany Temime
LITTLE WOMEN Jacqueline Durran – WINNER
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Arianne Phillips

Make-Up & Hair
1917 Naomi Donne
BOMBSHELL Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan – WINNER
JOKER Kay Georgiou, Nicki Ledermann
JUDY Jeremy Woodhead
ROCKETMAN Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

Sound
1917 Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson – WINNER
JOKER Tod Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic
LE MANS ’66 David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A. Morrow, Donald Sylvester
ROCKETMAN Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, Danny Sheehan
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

Special Visual Effects
1917 Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy – WINNER
AVENGERS: ENDGAME Dan Deleeuw, Dan Sudick
THE IRISHMAN Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, Pablo Helman
THE LION KING Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, Elliot Newman, Adam Valdez
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy

British Short Animation
GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC. Maryam Mohajer – WINNER
IN HER BOOTS Kathrin Steinbacher
THE MAGIC BOAT Naaman Azhari, Lilia Laurel

British Short Film
AZAAR Myriam Raja, Nathanael Baring
GOLDFISH Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull, Laura Dockrill
KAMALI Sasha Rainbow, Rosalind Croad
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva – WINNER
THE TRAP Lena Headey, Anthony Fitzgerald

EE Rising Star Award
AWKWAFINA
KAITLYN DEVER
KELVIN HARRISON JR.
JACK LOWDEN
MICHEAL WARD – WINNER

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Baftas 2020: Short film nominees review

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This year’s Baftas ceremony is mere hours away and with a host of strong, if largely homogenous, feature contenders for the big gongs most eyes are on these nominations. Nevertheless, the short films up for recognition offer an equally compelling catalogue of cinematic excellence, both animated and in live-action. Here we offer a round-up of all the British shorts in contention.

This year’s line-up is uniformly strong, with pictures set in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent dominating the live-action entries. Told from the split-perspective of the young Azaar (Aashima Mehra) and her mother Hadayat (Kiran Sonia Sawar), Myriam Raja’s Azaar depicts a tribe of women in nineteenth-century South Asia awaiting their husbands’ return from war. The blasted yellow of the landscape is contrasted against the blood-red of the women’s headscarves, lending Raja’s mise en scene a rich and almost surreal visual intensity. The red of the women’s dress is linked both to death and their menstruation, the latter of which undoes Azaar’s mother after she is tempted by a seductive interloper.

Contemporary femininity in oppressive societies is the order of business for Sasha Rainbow’s Kamali and Carol Dysinger’s Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl). Both, curiously, are about the challenges girls face in pursuing the hobby in societies where girls are seen and not heard, and women barely seen at all. Both documentaries are structured as a series of “lessons” on skateboarding, Rainbow’s film incorporating archival footage of Kamali, barely older than a toddler, trying out her first skateboard, contrasted with contemporary footage – still at her tender age – of her incredible skills. Kamali is told from her mother’s perspective, a woman of incredible resilience who claims she “gave up dreaming years ago”, but is able to reflect on her husband leaving her as the best thing that could have happened to her and her daughter. Her realisation that if not for being left on her own, Kamali’s life would have been characterised by the same suppressed yearning as her mother is melancholy and powerful.

A similar tenderness is visible in Learning to Skateboard, in the anecdote of a set of sisters who moved from selling tea to going to school at “Skateistan”, the school-cum-skate-park set up by a group of women determined to pull young women out of the hole of predetermined illiteracy and theocratic indenture. The context of the Taliban and Western intervention in the Middle East is ever-present, but the heart of the film is in the inspiration of its subjects. Both Maryam Mohajer’s Grandad Was a Romantic and Kathrin Steinbacher’s In Her Boots deal with the relationships between daughters and grandmothers with irreverence and charm. The figures in Mohajer’s animation, told second-hand by the narrator (Maya Narahi) from her grandmother’s memories, are semi-transparent spectres, dancing in flowing colour and movement. The film’s soft edges are sharpened somewhat by an unexpected but hilarious expletive-laden conclusion.

Meanwhile, Steinbacher’s film about a grandmother suffering from dementia, obsessed with hiking boots and dancing naked in her living room, is an affirming portrayal of caregiving and familial love. But it is Naaman Azahri’s The Magic Boat that truly wrenches the emotions in the animated category. A monochrome, rotoscoped odyssey of a woman preparing her son for a treacherous boat journey to asylum, the cross-cutting between their life at home and the kind lies she tells him to assuage his fears and the reality of their journey is emotionally shocking and politically urgent.

Elsewhere, Hector Dockrill and Lena Headey offer different takes on contemporary life in Britain, with their respective films, Goldfish and The Trap. Coming not long after last year’s Blue Story, Dockrill’s film is the newest in a burgeoning line of films dealing with the epidemic of knife crime, social deprivation and the crisis of masculinity in South London. Brandon Banton is a magnetic presence, bringing tenderness and macho posture to his role as himself. The goldfish of the title works better as a narrative device than a metaphor. Nevertheless, a touching scene with his “sister” is a subtle and moving reminder of the human cost of the wilful and sustained neglect of black communities by the British establishment.

Headey’s film, set in an unnamed Northern suburb, depicts a hermit car mechanic (Michelle Fairley) living on the edge of society, wooed by Ford Mondeo-in-human-form, played with pathos by Steven Waddington. Excitement arrives in the form of Joe (James Nelson-Joyce), a radgie, young plumber with an edge of danger that is as alluring as it is unnerving. Director Headey nails the film’s textures, which sit somewhere between Andrea Arnold and Shane Meadows, and her depiction of naff suburban life and the characters that sit at its margins is bang on. Fairley and Nelson-Joyce, too, are incredibly magnetic screen presences, variously revealing layers of damage and raw bitterness. Sadly, an entirely unnecessary last-act twist overwhelms the drama with distracting ickiness, made all the more conspicuous by being tacked on at the end.

The EE British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 2 February 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony will be hosted by Graham Norton and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world. On the night, http://www.bafta.org will feature red carpet highlights, photography and winner’s interviews, as well as dedicated coverage on its social channels including Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTA / #EEBAFTAs) and Instagram.

Christopher Machell | @MachellFilm

Oscars 2020: Joker has 11 nominations, 10 each for 1917, OUATIH and The Irishman

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The nominations for this year’s 92nd Academy Awards were announced this morning. As was the case with the Baftas a week prior, Todd Phillips’ Joker led the way with a huge eleven nominations, followed by Sam Mendes’ 1917, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood all on ten.

Best Picture
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Director
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes*

Best Actress
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet*
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy*

Best Supporting Actor
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes*
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Best Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Original Screenplay
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite

Best Adapted Screenplay
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes*

Best International Feature
Corpus Christi*
Honeyland
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Parasite

Best Animated Feature
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus*
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Documentary Feature
American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

Best Original Score
Thomas Newman, 1917
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Original Song
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
“I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“Stand Up,” Harriet

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins, 1917
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Costume Design
Sandy Powell, The Irishman
Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit
Mark Bridges, Joker
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Editing
Ford v. Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Bombshell
Joker
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Judy*
1917

Best Production Design
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
The Irishman
1917
Parasite
Jojo Rabbit

Best Sound Editing
Ford v. Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Sound Mixing
Ad Astra
Ford v. Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Visual Effects
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Animated Short
Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Best Live Action Short
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Best Documentary Short
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re A Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony take place on 9 February 2020 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Daniel Green

Baftas 2020: Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations

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The nominations for this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards were announced this morning. Todd Phillips’ Joker led the way with a huge eleven nominations, followed by Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood on ten. Sam Mendes’ First World War epic 1917 – released in UK cinemas this week – received nine nods including Best Film and Director.

Best Film
1917 Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren
THE IRISHMAN Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
JOKER Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae

Outstanding British Film
1917 Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
BAIT Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite
FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
ROCKETMAN Dexter Fletcher, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn, Lee Hall
SORRY WE MISSED YOU Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
THE TWO POPES Fernando Meirelles, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward, Anthony McCarten

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
BAIT Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producers)
FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab (Director/Producer), Edward Watts (Director)
MAIDEN Alex Holmes (Director)
ONLY YOU Harry Wootliff (Writer/Director)
RETABLO Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Writer/Director)1

Film Not in the English Language
THE FAREWELL Lulu Wang, Daniele Melia
FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
PAIN AND GLORY Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar
PARASITE Bong Joon-ho
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE Céline Sciamma, Bénédicte Couvreur

Documentary
AMERICAN FACTORY Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
APOLLO 11 Todd Douglas Miller
DIEGO MARADONA Asif Kapadia
FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
THE GREAT HACK Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim

Animated Film
FROZEN 2 Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho
KLAUS Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON Will Becher, Richard Phelan, Paul Kewley
TOY STORY 4 Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen

Director
1917 Sam Mendes
THE IRISHMAN Martin Scorsese
JOKER Todd Phillips
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE Bong Joon-ho

Original Screenplay
BOOKSMART Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman
KNIVES OUT Rian Johnson
MARRIAGE STORY Noah Baumbach
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho

Adapted Screenplay
THE IRISHMAN Steven Zaillian
JOJO RABBIT Taika Waititi
JOKER Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
LITTLE WOMEN Greta Gerwig
THE TWO POPES Anthony McCarten

Leading Actress
JESSIE BUCKLEY Wild Rose
SCARLETT JOHANSSON Marriage Story
SAOIRSE RONAN Little Women
CHARLIZE THERON Bombshell
RENÉE ZELLWEGER Judy

Leading Actor
LEONARDO DICAPRIO Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
ADAM DRIVER Marriage Story
TARON EGERTON Rocketman
JOAQUIN PHOENIX Joker
JONATHAN PRYCE The Two Popes

Supporting Actress
LAURA DERN Marriage Story
SCARLETT JOHANSSON Jojo Rabbit
FLORENCE PUGH Little Women
MARGOT ROBBIE Bombshell
MARGOT ROBBIE Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Supporting Actor
TOM HANKS A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
ANTHONY HOPKINS The Two Popes
AL PACINO The Irishman
JOE PESCI The Irishman
BRAD PITT Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Original Score
1917 Thomas Newman
JOJO RABBIT Michael Giacchino
JOKER Hildur Guđnadóttir
LITTLE WOMEN Alexandre Desplat
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER John Williams

Casting
JOKER Shayna Markowitz
MARRIAGE STORY Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Victoria Thomas
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD Sarah Crowe
THE TWO POPES Nina Gold

Cinematography
1917 Roger Deakins
THE IRISHMAN Rodrigo Prieto
JOKER Lawrence Sher
LE MANS ’66 Phedon Papamichael
THE LIGHTHOUSE Jarin Blaschke

Editing
THE IRISHMAN Thelma Schoonmaker
JOJO RABBIT Tom Eagles
JOKER Jeff Groth
LE MANS ’66 Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Fred Raskin

Production Design
1917 Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales
THE IRISHMAN Bob Shaw, Regina Graves
JOJO RABBIT Ra Vincent, Nora Sopková
JOKER Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh

Costume Design
THE IRISHMAN Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell
JOJO RABBIT Mayes C. Rubeo
JUDY Jany Temime
LITTLE WOMEN Jacqueline Durran
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Arianne Phillips

Make Up & Hair
1917 Naomi Donne
BOMBSHELL Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan
JOKER Kay Georgiou, Nicki Ledermann
JUDY Jeremy Woodhead
ROCKETMAN Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

Sound
1917 Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson
JOKER Tod Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic
LE MANS ’66 David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A. Morrow, Donald Sylvester
ROCKETMAN Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, Danny Sheehan
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

Special Visual Effects
1917 Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy
AVENGERS: ENDGAME Dan Deleeuw, Dan Sudick
THE IRISHMAN Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, Pablo Helman
THE LION KING Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, Elliot Newman, Adam Valdez
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy

British Short Animation
GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC. Maryam Mohajer
IN HER BOOTS Kathrin Steinbacher
THE MAGIC BOAT Naaman Azhari, Lilia Laurel

British Short Film
AZAAR Myriam Raja, Nathanael Baring
GOLDFISH Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull, Laura Dockrill
KAMALI Sasha Rainbow, Rosalind Croad
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva
THE TRAP Lena Headey, Anthony Fitzgerald

EE Rising Star Award
AWKWAFINA
KAITLYN DEVER
KELVIN HARRISON JR.
JACK LOWDEN
MICHEAL WARD

The 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 2 February.

Daniel Green

Golden Globes 2020: 1917, Parasite and Awkwafina victorious

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Despite receiving a total of 34 nominations across film and television, Netflix limped away from this year’s Golden Globes ceremony with just two awards – Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story’s Laura Dern and Olivia Colman for her star performance in The Crown.

Sam Mendes’ First World War epic 1917 picked up two major accolades – Best Motion Picture, Drama and Best Director – while Quentin Tarantino won Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Joaquin Phoneix (Joker) and Taron Egerton (Rocketman) won the two main actor awards, and Awkwafina (The Farewell) made history as the first Asian to win a film lead actress Globe.

The industry now looks ahead to BAFTA nominations this Tuesday (7 January) and Oscar nominations next Monday (13 January) ahead of the two awards ceremonies on 2 February and 9 February respectively.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
1917, dir. Sam Mendes

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, dir. Quentin Tarantino

Best Director
Sam Mendes, 1917

Best Actor, Drama
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Best Actress, Drama
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Awkwafina, The Farewell

Best Supporting Actor
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Best Screenplay
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Animated Film
Missing Link, dir. Chris Butler

Best Foreign Language Picture
Parasite, dir. Bong Joon-ho

Best Original Score
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker

Best Original Song
I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony take place on 9 February 2020 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Daniel Green

Oscars 2019: Green Book wins Best Picture, Colman is Best Actress

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Several surprise wins livened up an otherwise low-key 91st Academy Awards, with Green Book trumping Roma to Best Picture and Olivia Colman besting Glenn Close for her role as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite. Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won the most awards on the night with four, including Best Actor for Rami Malek, while Roma and Black Panther both took home three Oscars apiece.

BEST PICTURE
Green Book

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Olivia Colman, The Favourite

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mahershala Ali, Green Book

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Green Book

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BlackKklansman

ANIMATED FEATURE
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Free Solo

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Roma

ORIGINAL SCORE
Black Panther

ORIGINAL SONG
Shallow, A Star Is Born

SOUND EDITING
Bohemian Rhapsody

SOUND MIXING
Bohemian Rhapsody

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Vice

COSTUME DESIGN
Black Panther

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roma

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Black Panther

FILM EDITING
Bohemian Rhapsody

VISUAL EFFECTS
First Man

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Period. End of Sentence.

SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION
Skin

SHORT FILM, ANIMATED
Bao

Daniel Green

Oscars 2019: Our predictions

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The 91st Academy Awards are just hours away and yet, with the announcement that the Oscars for Cinematography, Editing, Live Action Short and Make-Up will no longer be banished to commercial breaks, the final ceremony itself still feels very much a work in progress.

This is not the first controversy to hit this year’s awards ceremony. The Academy had previously decided to introduce a new Popular Film category but decided to postpone it after a backlash. The ceremony will also have no main host after actor Kevin Hart pulled out following controversy over homophobic tweets. Thankfully, with less than a week to go it looks like we can finally start concentrating on the awards themselves rather than the logistics of the evening around them – here are our predictions.

BEST PICTURE
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice

Director Alfonso Cuarón narrowly missed out on the 2014 Best Picture Oscar for his space-set thriller Gravity, and returned in 2018 with his extremely personal, Netflix-backed Mexican drama Roma. Whilst it’s currently the frontrunner to win Cuarón his first Best Picture Oscar, and riding on the coattails of its recent Bafta success, we do expect some competition from Golden Globe winner Green Book and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite.

Winner: Roma

BEST DIRECTOR
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Adam McKay (Vice)

Another Best Picture win for Cuarón and Roma looks very much on the cards here, though a first Oscar success for the inimitable Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) would be a very popular choice. It’s also rare to see one, let alone two directors breaking out from the Best Foreign Language Film category into Best Director, though no female directors nominated once more is another indictment on the slow progress the Academy seems to be making.

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

The Best Actress race is one of the most intriguing of this year’s award season, with a nice spread between emerging talent and established names. However, everything seems to indicate that Glenn Close will take home the prize for her role in The Wife. Bafta winner Olivia Colman is perhaps best positioned to offer a challenge, while Lady Gaga could be a good outside bet.

Winner: Glenn Close (The Wife)

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Christian Bale (Vice)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

In stark contrast to the Best Actress race, this year’s Best Actor category feels like its missing several noteworthy potential nominees (Ethan Hawke, Joaquin Phoenix and Ryan Gosling to name just three). However, the momentum seems to very much be with Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek for his turn as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Christian Bale has once again transformed himself for a role, which perhaps puts him as the one to benefit should Malek falter at the final hurdle.

Winner: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams (Vice)
Marina de Tavira (Roma)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz emerged triumphantly from the Baftas with the Supporting Actress Award, and she’s also in the running here alongside her The Favourite co-star Emma Stone. However, despite not receiving a Bafta nomination, Regina King should come out victorious here for her performance as a battling mother in Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk.

Winner: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)

The Supporting Actor category is shaping up to be a slightly closer affair than its Supporting Actress counterpart, though Mahershala Ali’s Bafta win over Richard E. Grant does offer some suggestion of where this year’s Oscar will likely end up (despite Grant’s awards-worthy social media posts). The growling Sam Elliot could offer up a shock win, though Green Book already seems to have weathered the storm of negative press it received earlier in award season.

Winner: Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book
Roma
Vice

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite is, quite frankly, The Favourite to win the Oscar for the acerbic, razor-tongued screenplay that took so many years to finally make it to the screen. Paul Schrader would be a popular winner for the criminally under-represented First Reformed, though only Green Book looks capable of offering up a decent challenge in this particular category.

Winner: The Favourite

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

A long-awaited Academy Award win looks written in the stars for Spike Lee and his latest joint BlacKkKlansman, based on the incredible true story of a black police officer who managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan (itself flagged to Lee by Get Out director Jordan Peele). Consider If Beale Street Could Talk – based on the novel by James Baldwin – and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born very much outside bests for this one.

Winner: BlacKkKlansman

ANIMATED FEATURE: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: RBG

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: Roma

ORIGINAL SCORE: If Beale Street Could Talk

ORIGINAL SONG: Shallow (A Star Is Born)

SOUND EDITING: First Man

SOUND MIXING: A Star Is Born

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Vice

COSTUME DESIGN: The Favourite

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roma

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Black Panther

FILM EDITING: Vice

VISUAL EFFECTS: Avengers: Infinity War

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: Period. End of Sentence.

SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION: Marguerite

SHORT FILM, ANIMATED: Bao

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles on Sunday 24 February.

Baftas 2019: The Favourite wins seven, Roma is Best Film

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Hosted by Joanna Lumley, last night’s Baftas ceremony saw Yorgos Lanthimos’ acclaimed The Favourite pick up seven of the twelve awards it was nominated for including Outstanding British Film, Best Actress for Olivia Colman and Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz. Best Film and Best Director went to Alfonso Cuarón and Roma, while Rami Malek was awarded Best Actor for his turn as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

A full list of all of the 2019 Bafta winners can be found below:

BEST FILM
BlacKkKlansman
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma – WINNER
A Star Is Born

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Beast
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite – WINNER
McQueen
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

LEADING ACTRESS
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite) – WINNER
Viola Davis (Widows)

LEADING ACTOR
Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born)
Christian Bale (Vice)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) – WINNER
Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams (Vice)
Claire Foy (First Man)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) – WINNER

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Mahershala Ali (Green Book) – WINNER
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)
Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Wilmott – WINNER
Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
First Man – Josh Singer
If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins
A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Cold War – Janusz Glowacki, Pawel Pawlikowski
The Favourite – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – WINNER
Green Book – Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
Vice – Adam McKay

RISING STAR
Letitia Wright – WINNER
Jessie Buckley
Cynthia Erivo
Lakeith Stanfield
Barry Keoghan

ANIMATED FILM
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – WINNER

DIRECTOR
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) – WINNER
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Apostasy – Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director)
Beast – Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer) – WINNER
A Cambodian Spring – Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer)
Pili – Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer)
Ray & Liz – Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Capernaum
Cold War
Dogman
Roma – WINNER
Shoplifters

DOCUMENTARY
Free Solo – WINNER
McQueen
RBG
They Shall Not Grow Old
Three Identical Strangers

ORIGINAL MUSIC
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born – WINNER

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Bohemian Rhapsody
Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
Roma – WINNER

EDITING
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
Vice – WINNER

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite – WINNER
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

COSTUME DESIGN
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite – WINNER
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

MAKE UP & HAIR
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite – WINNER
Mary Queen of Scots
Stan & Ollie
Vice

SOUND
Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER
First Man
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther – WINNER
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Ready Player One

Baftas 2019: Our predictions

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With the UK’s most prestigious film awards taking place later today (10 February), it’s time to enter into a round of foolproof – or is that foolhardy? – predictions on who will win at the 72nd Baftas. To add an extra level of frisson, the Baftas are historically seen as an indicator of Oscar winners, so the outcome on Sunday night will surely be seen as a predictor for the Academy Awards in two weeks time.

BEST FILM – NOMINEES
BlacKkKlansman
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born

Baftas’ top award has been very much a two-horse race since the nominations were first announced. Netflix’s Roma has a huge marketing campaign behind it, but with more of a British skew we expect The Favourite to be, well, the favourite here.

Winner: The Favourite

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM – NOMINEES
Beast
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
McQueen
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

Should The Favourite miss out on Best Film expect it to waltz its way towards Outstanding British Film. However, don’t discount Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which should run it close despite the controversy surround director Bryan Singer.

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

LEADING ACTRESS – NOMINEES
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Viola Davis (Widows)

The Wife star Glenn Close has the Oscar in the bag already if leading trades are to be believed, but thanks to a home crowd we expect The Favourite’s Olivia Colman to pick up the coveted Best Actress Bafta for her turn as an eccentric, damaged Queen Anne.

Winner: Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

LEADING ACTOR – NOMINEES
Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born)
Christian Bale (Vice)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Rami Malek looks like a dead certainty to pick up Best Actor for his performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. A hit with global audiences but both a film and performance that has received substantial criticism since its release last year, don’t expect this particular juggernaut to be derailed just yet.

Winner: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – NOMINEES
Amy Adams (Vice)
Claire Foy (First Man)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz looks set to battle her The Favourite nemesis Emma Stone for the Best Supporting Actress award, with Weisz ultimately coming out on top. If you’re looking for a dark horse in this category, you could do worse than Amy Adams for her turn in Vice.

Winner: Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

SUPPORTING ACTOR – NOMINEES
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)
Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)

Mahershala Ali will likely run him close for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar but when it comes to the Bafta, Richard E. Grant looks nailed on to win for his wonderful double act with Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?. Watch out for his Instagram posts later in the evening.

Winner: Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – NOMINEES
BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Wilmott
Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
First Man – Josh Singer
If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins
A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth

A one-horse race, seemingly, for the adapted screenplay behind Spike Lee’s timely, rallying film on a black police officer’s infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan – once again proving that fact can be stranger than fiction.

Winner: BlacKkKlansman

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – NOMINEES
Cold War – Janusz Glowacki, Pawel Pawlikowski
The Favourite – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Green Book – Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
Vice – Adam McKay

Another category and another likely win for Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, this time for its acerbic, venomous screenplay courtesy of Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. Roma could be a good outside bet, as could Green Book.

Winner: The Favourite

RISING STAR – NOMINEES
Letitia Wright
Jessie Buckley
Cynthia Erivo
Lakeith Stanfield
Barry Keoghan

As with any award voted for by the public, expect the actor in the most widely seen film to come out on-top here – in this case, Black Panther and Black Mirror star Letitia Wright.

Winner: Letitia Wright

ANIMATED FILM – NOMINEES
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Three very different animations this year, each utilising different techniques. However, despite the presence of the latest Disney Pixar blockbuster and Wes Anderson’s stop-motion offering Isle of Dogs, expect your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man to snag the Bafta here.

Winner: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

DIRECTOR – NOMINEES
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Roma’s time to shine at last in the Best Director category, with Alfonso Cuarón widely expected to win for his Netflix passion project Roma. If there is to be an upset here, it’s likely to be Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite.

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER – NOMINEES
Apostasy – Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director)
Beast – Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)
A Cambodian Spring – Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer)
Pili – Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer)
Ray & Liz – Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)

One of the strongest categories as always, with Apostasy and Beast the two films most likely to duke it out for the Outstanding Debut Bafta. Michael Pearce’s Beast to win it by a nose.

Winner: Beast

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE – NOMINEES
Capernaum
Cold War
Dogman
Roma
Shoplifters

Five fantastic films will battle it out here from Lebanon, Poland, Italy, Mexico and Japan. However, despite the presence of 2018 Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters, expect Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma to come away with the Bafta.

Winner: Roma

DOCUMENTARY – NOMINEES
Free Solo
McQueen
RBG
They Shall Not Grow Old
Three Identical Strangers

Another extremely strong category, with three of the four highest grossing docs at the US box office in the running (only Fred Rodgers biodoc Won’t You Be My Neighbour misses out). Peter Jackson’s World War I restoration project They Shall Not Grow Old would be a logical winner, although 2018’s highest grossing doc at the UK box office, Free Solo, may just shade it at the death.

Winner: Free Solo

ORIGINAL MUSIC – NOMINEES
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born

Winner: If Beale Street Could Talk

CINEMATOGRAPHY – NOMINEES
Bohemian Rhapsody
Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
Roma

Winner: Roma

EDITING – NOMINEES
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
Vice

Winner: First Man

PRODUCTION DESIGN – NOMINEES
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

Winner: The Favourite

COSTUME DESIGN – NOMINEES
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

Winner: The Favourite

MAKE UP & HAIR – NOMINEES
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Stan & Ollie
Vice

Winner: Vice

SOUND – NOMINEES
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born

Winner: First Man

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS – NOMINEES
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Ready Player One

Winner: Avengers: Infinity War

The 72nd British Academy Film Awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 10 February.

SAG Awards 2019 preview

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The beauty of the Screen Actors Guild Awards is that it is actors lauding actors in both motion pictures and television. Not only do they honour individual achievement but there’s also the prestigious ensemble honour which takes note that the work the actors do also is a collaborative art.

And this year, SAG’s 2018 Life Achievement Award will be presented to Alan Alda, renowned for his work as an actor, writer, director, and producer. Tom Hanks will make the presentation. Best known for his work as Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H, Alda, 82, also was nominated for an Academy Award for his role of Sen. Ralph Brewster in 2004’s The Aviator.

This year’s nominees offer several surprises and snubs among its list of nominees. Make sure you check SBR’s online sports betting websites rating guide to help you choose the best place to wager on entertainment prop bets, including the SAG and Academy Awards.

Movie Snubs and Surprises

  • The Favourite was not nominated for Best Ensemble even though all three actresses, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz each received a nomination in the royal dark comedy.
  • Roma considered the frontrunner to take home the Oscar as Best Picture was shut out from any awards – a rare occurrence.
  • Nicole Kidman, who turned in strong performances in two films this season Destroyer and Boy Erased wasn’t recognised for either performance.
  • Regina King, one of the most lauded actresses the last two-year was not nominated for her role in the heralded If Beale Street Could Talk.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, a movie that succeeded on the shoulders of one guy – Rami Malek – received a nomination for Best Ensemble. Obviously, there are others in this movie, but it never seemed like an ensemble performance other than everyone agreed to get out-of-the-way of Malek’s remarkable Freddie Mercury.
  • Emily Blunt is a double nominee, getting the expected nod for her work in Mary Poppins Returns, but also getting nominated in the supporting category for A Quiet Place.
  • Ethan Hawke was overlooked for his work as a troubled reverend in First Reformed whose crisis of faith is driven by the real-world traumas including climate change and terrorism

The most competitive race at the SAGs also is the most prestigious handed out – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture which equals to Best Picture at the Academy Awards.Nominated in this category are:

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • A Star Is Born

No film has won this category without nominations in the acting categories but many, including the Los Angeles Times, thinks the acclaimed Marvel superhero movie is a strong contender and the eventual winner. Its stiffest competition is A Star is Born and the undeniable chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, who are still stinging from coming up empty at the Golden Globes. In this case, it may come down quantity of cast and that tips the scales to Wakanda Forever.

And if Black Panther does win the SAG award it may affect how well it does in the Best Picture category at the Academy Awards.

Check out the complete list of nominees at www.sagawards.org.

The 25th Annual SAG Awards air on both TBS and TNT on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water wins Best Picture, Best Director

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Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro was the big winner of this year’s 90th Academy Awards, making a splash with wins for Best Picture, Best Director, Original Score and Production Design. As widely predicted, Frances McDormand won Best Actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Gary Oldman won Best Actor in Darkest Hour, Allison Janney was Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya and Sam Rockwell played Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards.

BEST PICTURE
The Shape of Water

BEST DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Get Out

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me by Your Name

ANIMATED FEATURE
Coco

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Icarus

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
A Fantastic Woman

ORIGINAL SCORE
The Shape of Water

ORIGINAL SONG
Remember Me, Coco

SOUND EDITING
Dunkirk

SOUND MIXING
Dunkirk

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Darkest Hour

COSTUME DESIGN
Phantom Thread

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049

PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Shape of Water

FILM EDITING
Dunkirk

VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405

SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION
The Silent Child

SHORT FILM, ANIMATED
Dear Basketball

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Oscars 2018: Our final predictions

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With the 90th Academy Awards taking place later this evening/tomorrow morning, the time-honoured tradition of speculating on the winners is now upon us. This year, the Academy will be pulled in two directions: the #MeToo movement as well as fresh memories of #OscarsSoWhite will put pressure on the judges to widen their traditionally conservative choices.

Equally, with the near-weekly upsets of fresh sexual harassment allegations, not to mention broader political turmoil, an off-balance Academy will be particularly risk averse this year. These competing considerations have resulted in a strange mixture of nominations, from the bland (Darkest Hour), to the surprising (Logan) and the downright laughable (The Boss Baby), the winners of this year’s awards are anyone’s guess.

BEST PICTURE
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Among safe choices The Post and Darkest Hour and Dunkirk, the crowd-pleasing Lady Bird, romantic The Shape of Water and acerbic Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri are all strong contenders. There was some buzz around Jordan Peele’s debut feature, topping film of the year lists on both sides of the Atlantic, but it’s now essentially a two-horse race between Three Billboards and The Shape of Water.

WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Very strong entries across the board and, before the Baftas at least, it felt like anyone’s game. Nevertheless, it’s unlikely that the Academy would reward first-time director Peele straight out of the gate, especially if Get Out nabs Best Picture. Equally, Greta Gerwig – the only woman in the line up and only the fifth ever nominated, may clean up in the original screenplay category but be left standing as Lady Bird’s director. For most of 2017, the smart money was on this being Nolan’s year, but after Guillermo del Toro’s win at the British Academy Awards, not to mention a superb and extensive body of work behind him, the odds are in the Mexican director’s favour.

WINNER: Guillermo del Toro

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

Would it even be the Oscars if Meryl Streep wasn’t nominated? Beyond Streep’s umpteenth nod, there are wonderful, deserving performances across the board here, not least from Saoirse Ronan’s career-best turn as the eponymous teen Lady Bird. But it’s McDormand’s bitterly redemptive performance in Three Billboards that will surely secure the coveted statue.

WINNER: Frances McDormand

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

In his reportedly final role, Daniel Day-Lewis, would get the gong. Equally, it would be wonderful to see young British actor Daniel Kaluuya walk away with the award, but it’s the sadly it’s the safe bet that will win this one. Up against stiff competition, Joe Wright’s sentimental, clunky Churchill drama is unlikely to pick up the Best Picture award, but Oldman’s scenery-chewing, transformative turn is Grade-A unadulterated Oscar-bait. The Darkest Hour star is a shoo-in.

WINNER: Gary Oldman

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

A difficult one to call: Blige’s performance in Dee Rees’ Mudbound was superlative in its demonstration of the musician’s dramatic chops. Moreover, with Mudbound missing out on any other nods in the major categories, the Academy might give the film its dues here. Some have tipped Manville as the frontrunner, but Laurie Metcalf’s put-upon mother in Lady Bird has proved especially popular with audiences. If Day-Lewis does take the best actor gong, Manville will be much less likely to pick up an award, and if Lady Bird cleans up elsewhere it could still be curtains for Metcalf, clearing the way for Janney’s scenery-chewing turn in I, Tonya.

WINNER: Allison Janney

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

There’s no doubting the sheer craft involved in Christopher Plummer turning in an Oscar-worthy performance at the last minute. Nevertheless, the Academy are sure to stay away from Ridley Scott’s hastily re-shot All the Money in the World, no matter how thoroughly the disgraced Kevin Spacey was expunged from the project. Sam Rockwell gave arguably the most complex performance in the list, but with some controversy around the racial politics of his character, it’s possible that the Academy will get cold feet. However, despite Dafoe’s masterful turn in the superb The Florida Project, his nomination has never quite had the momentum of Rockwell’s entry, now a sure thing after his Bafta win.

WINNER: Sam Rockwell

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Shape of Water may have been nominated for the most awards, but it’s difficult to believe it will walk away with the Best Screenplay when up against Get Out, Lady Bird and Three Billboards. If Lady Bird cleans up here this could go to The Shape of Water. But if, as predicted, Lady Bird misses out on Best Director, Actor and Picture, the Academy will throw writer-director Gerwig a bone in this category, with The Shape of Water having to satisfy itself with a few technical awards.

WINNER: Lady Bird

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me by Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Logan
Molly’s Game
Mudbound

As exciting and crazy as it would be to see a superhero film take a major Oscar, James Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green might have to content themselves with just a nod. Following stories of James Franco’s harassing behaviour, there’s no way he’ll walk away with the award. Instead, with little love elsewhere, Mudbound’s writers could find appreciation in this category, but will find it an uphill struggle against Call Me By Your Name.

WINNER: Call Me By Your Name

ANIMATED FEATURE: Coco

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Icarus

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: A Fantastic Woman

ORIGINAL SCORE: The Shape of Water

ORIGINAL SONG: Remember Me, Coco

SOUND EDITING: Dunkirk

SOUND MIXING: Dunkirk

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Darkest Hour

COSTUME DESIGN: Phantom Thread

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Blade Runner 2049

PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Shape of Water

FILM EDITING: Dunkirk

VISUAL EFFECTS: Blade Runner 2049

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: Heroin(e)

SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION: DeKalb Elementary

SHORT FILM, ANIMATED: Dear Basketball

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Oscars 2018: The latest odds

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Bust out the proverbial popcorn because it’s that time of year again. Yes – you know what we’re talking about. The Academy Awards are almost here. On Sunday 4 March, the red carpet will roll out at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

The Oscars ceremony is always entertaining. Even if is sometimes bitter-sweet – you know those years when you watch your favorite movies get the shaft and others that you don’t feel were quite as worthy rake in the awards. Let’s find out what Las Vegas and international powerhouses think by checking the Oscars odds at Intertops.

Best Picture

Guillermo del Toro’s latest masterpiece The Shape of Water is getting touted as the film that is going to sweep the Academy Awards this year. It has been called the ‘most creative and beautifully crafted film’ of the lot. But will it win Best Picture?

The odds are actually on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at 11/10. The Shape of Water has the second highest probability of winning (according to the betting gurus) at 7/5. After these two films, the odds get super long. Next in line for Best Picture would be Lady Bird at 10/1, then Get Out at 16/1, Dunkirk at 33/1, The Post at 66/1, Call Me by Your Name at 80/1, Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread bringing up the not-bloody-likely rear at 100/1 and 125/1 respectively.

The odds say: It’s most likely that Three Billboards will win this one, but I’m going to hedge it with Dunkirk. It’s been a while since a war flick has won Best Picture and we think the emotions evoked by a Second World War saga could go a long way. Dunkirk will most likely win best Film Editing as well.

Best Director

We read one prediction article that stated that Best Director is ‘signed, sealed, and delivered to Guillermo del Toro. In this case, Las Vegas and international outlets agree. Guillermo is the light years ahead of the crowd here at 8/13. Christopher Nolan is a distant second at 6/1 for his work on Dunkirk. Greta Gerwig comes in 3rd for probability at 12/1, followed by Jordan Peele for Get Out and Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread at 40/1 and 66/1 respectively.

The odds say: We have to agree with the odds again here. Guillermo del Toro wins the Best Director Oscar.

Best Actress in a Leading Role

As much as we would like to see Margot Robbie win the Academy Award for her conflicted portrayal of Tonya Harding, we don’t think she’ll beat out Frances McDormand. The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead is by far the favourite to win Best Actress at 1/12. That is how sure Vegas is that McDormand will win the Oscar. Conversely, Robbie comes in at 25/1 for her performance in I, Tonya. These odds indicate that £10 would win you £250 if she walked away with the golden statuette.

And the other actresses: Saoirse Ronan is at 10/1 for Lady Bird, Sally Hawkins is at 16/1 for The Shape of Water and Meryl Streep is at an unlikely 66/1 for The Post.

The odds say: Frances McDormand has been winning awards all year and we don’t see it stopping just yet. Plus…you can’t go against those odds. Best Actress in a Leading Role goes to McDormand.

Best Actor in a Leading Role

This category has our heads spinning. In our opinion, Gary Oldman is one of the most underrated actors of the last 20+ years. And we believe his portrayal of Winston Churchill will finally get him the nod from the Academy. That said, there is a good chance that Daniel Day-Lewis could win for his role as Reynolds Woodcock in the very Hitchcockian Phantom Thread.

Though the most deserving performance may be that of Timothée Chalamet. The complexity of emotion and subtle nuances he displays is mind-boggling. This command is even more amazing coming from such a young actor. But he is tied for second on the odds boards with Daniel Kaluuya at 16/1.

Daniel Day-Lewis is at 25/1 (even though we think he has a better shot than Kaluuya or Chalamet) and Denzel Washington brings up the rear at 33/1.

So, what are Gary Oldman’s odds? An astounding 1/20. These are like Mike Tyson vs. a 3rd-grader type betting odds.

The odds say: Gary Oldman in a landslide. We can live with this. It’s high time he won an Academy Award.

The best of the rest: Sam Lee to win Best Film Editing for Dunkirk. Allison Janney to win Best Supporting Actress for her role in I, Tonya and Sam Rockwell to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles on Sunday 4 March.

Baftas 2018: Three Billboards wins Best Film, Guillermo del Toro is Best Director

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Hosted by Joanna Lumley, tonight’s Baftas ceremony saw – as predicted – a reasonably even spread of winners. Best Film went to Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, while The Shape of Water helmer Guillermo del Toro received the award for Best Director.

Best Actress went to Frances McDormand (Three Billboards), Best Actor to Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Best Supporting Actress to Allison Janney (I, Tonya) and Best Supporting Actor to Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards again).

A full list of all of the 2018 Bafta winners can be found below:

BEST FILM
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Darkest Hour
The Death of Stalin
God’s Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

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) – WINNER
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)

BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Elle
First They Killed My Father
The Handmaiden – WINNER
Loveless
The Salesman

BEST DOCUMENTARY
City of Ghosts
I Am Not Your Negro – WINNER
Icarus
An Inconvenient Sequel
Jane

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Coco – WINNER
Loving Vincent
My Life as a Courgette

BEST DIRECTOR
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water – WINNER
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me by Your Name – WINNER
The Death of Stalin
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Molly’s Game
Paddington 2

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

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – WINNER
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, I, Tonya – WINNER
Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water – WINNER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST EDITING
Baby Driver – WINNER
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water – WINNER

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Phantom Thread – WINNER
The Shape of Water

BEST MAKE UP & HAIR
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour – WINNER
I, Tonya
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

BEST SOUND
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk – WINNER
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

BEST BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
Have Heart
Mamoon
Poles Apart – WINNER

BEST BRITISH SHORT FILM
Aamir
Cowboy Dave – WINNER
A Drowning Man
Work
Wren Boys

EE RISING STAR AWARD (VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC)
Daniel Kaluuya – WINNER
Florence Pugh
Josh O’Connor
Tessa Thompson
Timothée Chalamet

BAFTA FELLOWSHIP
Ridley Scott

We want to hear your thoughts on all of the Bafta winners and losers over on our Twitter: @CineVue.

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Baftas 2018: Our predictions

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With the UK’s most prestigious film and television awards taking place later today (18 February), it’s time to enter into a round of foolproof – or is that foolhardy? – predictions on who will win at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. To add an extra level of frisson, the Baftas are historically seen as an indicator of Oscar winners, so the outcome on Sunday night will surely be seen as a predictor for the Academy Awards in March. Now, on with our predictions.

BEST FILM – NOMINEES
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Shape of Water

A strong line up, to be sure, all of which appear to have a shot at the title. But dig a little deeper and things aren’t as simple, as several of the entries have been dogged by some controversy. Three Billboards has been accused of racism in some quarters, whereas Darkest Hour’s simplified historical drama has proved a damp for many. Its WWII counterpart, Dunkirk, may also be seen as a Brexit metaphor too far. The Shape of Water too, is currently being accused of plagiarism, and gay drama Call Me By Your Name has been predictably shunned by the Fox News crowd, so it’s hardly plain sailing for any of this year’s entries.

Nevertheless, The Shape of Water is not just a safe bet – it has proved consistently popular with audiences and critics, with many calling it among director Guillermo del Toro’s best work.

Winner: The Shape of Water

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM  – NOMINEES
Darkest Hour
The Death of Stalin
God’s Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Another cracking and diverse set of entries here. After Darkest Hour misses out on the Best Film gong, it might get a crack at the whip here, but beyond its central performance there really isn’t much of substance here. Similarly, Chris Morris’ satire The Death of Stalin may suffer as a comedy, whereas Lady Macbeth, though superb, came out too early in the year to make enough of a splash at awards season.

Really, though, is there any question what this one will go to? Marmalade jars at the ready.

Winner: Paddington 2

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER – NOMINEES
The Ghoul: Gareth Tunley (Writer/Director/Producer), Jack Healy Guttmann & 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)

An award that sets out the British Academy as a champion of home-grown new talent, previous winners include Bart Layton (director) and Dmitri Doganis (producer) – The Imposter Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh for last year’s Iran-set terrific Under the Shadow, and Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone for the beloved Pride. As fun as Jawbone is, it’s perhaps not up to taking on heavy-hitters like The Ghoul or haunting doc Kingdom of Us. William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth is a strong runner in this race, but its Zambian setting and timely subject matter on the exploitation of young women make Rungano Nyoni’s effort the real standout in this category.

Winner: I Am Not a Witch

DOCUMENTARY – NOMINEES
City Of Ghosts
I Am Not Your Negro
Icarus
An Inconvenient Sequel
Jane

While the line up here is very strong, there are three leading contenders: Icarus, An Inconvenient Sequel and Jane, all of which could easily take the gong. However, Al Gore’s follow-up to his Inconvenient Truth could hardly be said to have made the same impact as the original, essentially foretelling more of the same environmental disaster, but worse. And it’s questionable whether Icarus connected with audiences sufficiently to put it ahead of the pack. In contrast, Brett Morgen’s study of Jane Goodall ticks a lot of the right boxes – a beloved national treasure as its subject, gorgeous photography, all wrapped up in an environmental message that is neither controversial nor doom-laden.

Winner: Jane

ANIMATED FILM – NOMINEES
Coco
Loving Vincent
My Life as a Courgette

There may be only three nominations in this category (seriously, where is the Lego Batman Movie?), but at least that means we don’t have to endure the ludicrous prospect of Boss Baby being nominated for a Golden Globe, an Oscar and a Bafta. My Life as A Courgette was a beautiful, mature story but seen by too few. Similarly, the seven-year production cycle of Loving Vincent, in which every frame literally is a painting, is a stunning technical but perhaps didn’t quite connect with audiences.

But with Pixar knocking it out of the park (again) with Coco, is there any doubt as to who will ultimately walk away with the award?

Winner: Coco

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

The front-runners for Best Director are undoubtedly Denis Villeneuve, Christopher Nolan, and Guillermo del Toro. However, with the Blade Runner sequel more likely to clean up in the technical categories and not nominated for Best Picture, it’s improbable that Villeneuve will walk away with the coveted Bafta mask. Seven out of the previous ten Best Director wins went to the Best Film winner, so if that pattern is to be believed, and The Shape of Water does indeed take Best Picture as predicted, that leaves one clear winner.

Winner: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – NOMINEES
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

Without nominations in any other categories, we might expect the judges to reward Jordan Peele for his searing Get Out screenplay here, and they may well do that. However, there are no women nominated for Best Director, and all of the Best Picture nominations were directed by men. Accordingly, the Academy will be unlikely not to take this opportunity to reward a female writer, so there is only one clear choice here.

Winner: Lady Bird

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

Simon Farnaby and Paul King’s warm screenplay for the second Paddington outing potentially puts this ahead, though after it wins Best British film the Academy may want to reward another team. Ianucci’s satirical The Death of Stalin and Greenhalgh’s moving work for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool are the most obvious choice, but with so much buzz around it, and losing out in the other categories, our money’s on James Ivory’s screenplay.

Winner: Call Me By Your Name

LEADING ACTRESS – NOMINEES
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

Five nominees in this category and all, frankly deserve to win. Saoirse Ronan could easily walk away with Best Actress to accompany Greta Gerwig’s Best Screenplay. Equally, Sally Hawkins’ achingly romantic turn in The Shape of Water and Annette Bening’s heartbreaking performance as waned star Gloria Grahame are both worthy of the award. But there’s little doubt who will take it on the night, with McDormand’s blistering role as grieving mother Mildred arguably her best ever.

Winner: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

LEADING ACTOR – NOMINEES
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

While it would be wonderful to see Jamie Bell pick up a gong for his career-best turn, or indeed rising stars Daniel Kaluuya and Timothée Chalamet take the award, there are only really two horses in this race: Daniel Day-Lewis and Gary Oldman. Day-Lewis gives arguably the more accomplished performance, as his (allegedly) final role, he may yet take the award. But the buzz has almost exclusively been around Oldman’s choleric turn as Winston Churchill. Oldman’s histrionics and the prosthetics that transform into the jowly war Prime Minister are pure awards bait.

Winner: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – NOMINEES
Allison Janney I, Tonya
Kristen Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

This race is much closer than the leading actress category, with performances across the board. Nevertheless, out of the five nominees, Allison Janney, Laurie Metcalf and Lesley Manville are the most likely to take it. Metcalf’s beleaguered mother in Lady Bird has received universal acclaim, but there’s been buzz around Janney and Manville too. Between these three, this one is anyone’s guess.

Winner: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

SUPPORTING ACTOR – NOMINEES
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

There are only two horses in this race. Christopher Plummer, for all his exceptional last-minute work, will find his nomination unfortunately tainted with the controversy of his predecessor. Woody Harrelson gave was excellent, but overshadowed by his co-star Sam Rockwell, and Hugh Grant, is well, Hugh Grant. It could easily go to Rockwell, but with little recognition elsewhere, the smart money is on Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project.

Winner: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

ORIGINAL MUSIC – NOMINEES
Blade Runner 2049, Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer
Darkest Hour, Dario Marianelli
Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Winner: The Shape of Water

CINEMATOGRAPHY – NOMINEES
Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour,Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema
The Shape Of Water, Dan Laustsen
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Ben Davis

Winner: Blade Runner 2049

EDITING – NOMINEES
Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Blade Runner 2049, Joe Walker
Dunkirk, Lee Smith
The Shape Of Water, Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory

Winner: Baby Driver

PRODUCTION DESIGN – NOMINEES
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

Winner: The Shape Of Water

COSTUME DESIGN – NOMINEES
Beauty And The Beast, Jacqueline Durran
Darkest Hour, Jacqueline Durran
I, Tonya, Jennifer Johnson
Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges
The Shape Of Water, Luis Sequeira

Winner: I, Tonya

MAKE UP & HAIR – NOMINEES
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, Lou Sheppard
Wonder, Naomi Bakstad, Robert A. Pandini, Arjen Tuiten

Winner: Darkest Hour

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

Winner: Baby Driver

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS – NOMINEES
Blade Runner 2049, Richard R. Hoover, Paul Lambert, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson
Dunkirk, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Paul Corbould, Andrew Lockley
The Shape Of Water, Dennis Berardi, Trey Harrell, Mike Hill, Kevin Scott
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stephen Aplin, Chris Courbould, Ben Morris, Neal Scanlan
War for the Planet of the Apes, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri, Joel Whist

Winner: War for The Planet of the Apes

The 71st British Academy Film Awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 18 February.

Christopher Machell | @Dr_Machell