2015 BAFTA nominations announced!
It’s award season, and the latest batch of announcements come from BAFTA. The nominations were announced this morning (January 9) bright and early, on Facebook, by Stephen Fry (UK audiobook reader) and Sam Clafin (The Hunger Games).
As anticipated, several films involving Potter stars are up for awards.
The Grand Budapest Hotel has scooped a total of ELEVEN nominations. The film, starring Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), is up for Best Film, as well as Best Director (Wes Anderson) and Best Original Screenplay (Wes Anderson). Ralph Fiennes is nominated for Best Leading Actor. The film is also nominated for Best Cinematography (Robert Yeoman), Best Editing (Barney Pilling), Best Production Design (Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock), Best Costume Design (Milena Canonero), Best Make-Up and Hair (Frances Hannon), and Best Sound (Wayne Lemmer, Christopher Scarabosio, Pawel Wdowczak). Alexandre Desplat, who worked on the music for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, is nominated for Best Original Music.
The Theory of Everything, which stars David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), is also nominated for several awards, leaving it not far behind The Grand Budapest Hotel, with a total of 10 nominations. The nominations include Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Best Director (James Marsh), Best Adapted Screenplay (Anthony McCarten), Best Original Music (Jóhann Jóhannsson), Best Editing (Jinx Godfrey), Best Costume Design (Steven Noble), and Best Make-Up and Hair (Jan Sewell). Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are nominated for Best Leading Actor and Best Leading Actress.
Paddington, produced by David Heyman, and featuring Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) and Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn), is nominated for two awards: Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Pride, featuring Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown), Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour), and Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge), is also nominated for Outstanding British Film. The writer, Stephen Beresford, and producer, David Livingstone, are also nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer. Imelda Staunton is also nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
Mr. Turner, which stars Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew), is nominated for Best Cinematography (Dick Pope), Best Production Design (Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts), Best Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran), and Best Make-Up and Hair (Christine Blundell, Lesa Warrener).
As well as announcing the nominations, Stephen Fry appears in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which is nominated for Best Special Visual Effects (Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White).
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which features Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), is nominated for Best Special Visual Effects (Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett).
Finally, MinaLima, the design team responsible for many of the well-loved props in the Harry Potter films, have recently worked on The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is nominated for several awards, including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Best Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore), Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley), Best Editing (William Goldenberg), Best Production Design (Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald), Best Costume Design (Sammy Sheldon Differ), and Best Sound (John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Start Hilliker, Martin Jensen).
Congratulations to all of the nominees!
The awards will take place on February 8 in London.
Plus, don’t forget that Jessie Cave will be a guest at MuggleNet Live! on April 18.