“Crimes of Grindelwald” and Alfonso Cuarón Score BAFTA Nominations

Awards season is upon us again, and with last year’s release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, plus other Potter alumni projects, we have a lot to keep an eye on! The BAFTA nominations were announced this week, with both Crimes of Grindelwald and Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma picking up nominations.

The impressive visuals of the wizarding world franchise have once again been recognized. Much like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2018’s Crimes of Grindelwald has been nominated for both Production Design and Special Visual Effects.



Roma is carrying on its success from the Golden Globes, in which it won Best Director – Motion Picture (Alfonso Cuarón) and Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language. Across the pond, Roma has been nominated for six BAFTAs, including Best Film and Best Director.

And finally, composer Alexandre Desplat (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2) has been nominated in the category for Best Original Music for his work on Isle of Dogs.

The awards ceremony will take place on February 10 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Check out the list of wizarding world alumni nominations below!

Best Film

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón


Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Original Screenplay

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Film Not in the English Language



Roma, Alfonso Cuarón


Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough

Production Design

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock
Roma, Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enríquez

Special Visual Effects

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Tim Burke, Andy Kind, Christian Manz, David Watkins

Original Music

Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!