2019 BAFTA Awards nominations: ‘The Favourite’ far ahead of ‘Roma, ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’


The Favourite” is nominated for 12 nominations, the most of any film. It contends for Best Picture,  Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos), Actress (Olivia Colman), Supporting Actress(Emma StoneRachel Weisz), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, Makeup & Hair and Production Design and Best British Film. (See the full list of BAFTA nominations.)

Rounding out BAFTA’s Best Picture lineup, which only has five nominees, are seven-time contenders “Roma” and “A Star is Born” as well as “BlacKkKlansman” (5 nominations) and “Green Book” (4).

The Best British Film line-up also includes “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which has seven bids in all, as well as “Beast,” “McQueen,” “Stan & Ollie” and “You Were Never Really Here.”

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“A Star Is Born” contends in six other categories including bids for Bradley Cooper for directing,  acting, screenwriting and original music. Lady Gaga shares in that latter nomination and is up for Best Actress. The Sound teams was cited too.

Alfonso Cuaron reaped four individual nominations for “Roma”: Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography and Editing. (He also shares in the Best Picture and Foreign Language nominations). His film is also up for Production Design.

Another Foreign Language nominee, “Cold War,” did very well with Paweł Pawlikowski earning nominations as both director and writer. It is also up for Cinematography. The Foreign Language race is rounded out by “Capernaum,” “Dogman” and “Shoplifters.”

“BlacKkKlansman” earned five bids in all, with Spike Lee nominated for both Director and Adapted Screenplay. Adam Driver in Supporting Actor and original music.

“Green Book” did not reap a bid for director Peter Farrelly but he contends as part of the original screenplay team. Also nominated are lead Viggo Mortensen and supporting player Mahershala Ali.

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Besides Best British Film,”Bohemian Rhapsody” is in the running for Actor (Rami Malek), Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, Makeup & Hair and Sound.

“First Man” also impressed with seven nominations: Supporting Actress (Claire Foy), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, and Special Visual Effects.

“Vice” has six bids in total, including three for acting: Christian Bale for his leading role as former US Vice President Dick Cheney, as well as supporting players Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell as Lynne Cheney and George W. Bush. The film is also nominated for Original Screenplay, Editing, and Makeup & Hair.

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Four films are nominated for three BAFTAs each.”Mary Poppins Returns” receives nominations for Original Music, Production Design and Costume Design. Emily Blunt was snubbed for Best Actress.

Steve Coogan is nominated for his leading role as Stan Laurel in “Stan & Ollie,” which is also cited for Best British Film and Makeup & Hair.

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” picked up a trio of nominations for Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant in Actress and Supporting Actor and Adapted Screenplay.

Margot Robbie is nominated in Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in “Mary Queen of Scots.” The film is also in contention for Costume Design and Makeup & Hair.

SEE 2019 BAFTA Awards: Full list of nominations led by ‘The Favourite’ with 12

The sole representatives of their film are lead actress nominees  Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and  Viola Davis (“Widows”) and Timothée Chalamet (Supporting Actor for “Beautiful Boy”).

Regina King was snubbed again just as she was at SAG for her supporting turn in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” (The film contends for Adapted Screenplay and Music.) And there was no room for Sam Elliot‘s supporting role in “A Star is Born.”

“Isle of Dogs” is nominated for Original Music and Animated Film. “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” complete the nominations for Animated Film.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is nominated for Production Design and Special Visual Effects.

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Six other feature films receive one nomination each: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” for Costume Design; “A Quiet Place” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” both for Sound; and “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther” and “Ready Player One,” all for Special Visual Effects.

While the BAFTA nominations were announced five days before Oscar nominations voting ends on Monday (Jan. 14), the winners will be revealed on Feb. 10 (two days before final Oscar voting begins). The 91st Academy Awards take place on Sunday, February 24.

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