The nominees for the EE British Academy Film Awards have been announced, with period dramedy The Favourite leading with 12 nominations — including Best Film, Director (Yorgos Lanthimos), Leading Actress (Olivia Colman) and two for Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone). Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma and A Star Is Born each have seven nominations; Vice has six; BlacKkKlansman has five; Cold War and Green Book have four; and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Mary Poppins Returns Mary Queen of Scots and Stan & Ollie have three nominations each.
Three flicks are vying in the Animated Film category: Pixar’s Incredibles 2, Fox Searchlight’s Isle of Dogs and Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Isle of Dogs is also contending in the Original Music category (composer Alexandre Desplat).
The BAFTA for Animated Film was introduced in 2006, and the results have a strong correlation with the U.S. Academy Awards — BAFTA-winning toons have also won the Animated Feature Oscar the last 10 out of 12 years, the exceptions being Warner’s The LEGO Movie for 2014 and LAIKA’s Kubo and the Two Strings (Oscar nominated) for 2016. Last year, Pixar’s Oscar winner Coco took the prize, winning out over European indies Loving Vincent and My Life as a Courgette, which were both Oscar nominated.
The Awards will be held Sunday, February 10 in London.
A partial list of category nominees follows — find the full list at bafta.org.
INCREDIBLES 2 Brad Bird, John Walker
ISLE OF DOGS Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Kelly Port, Dan Sudick
BLACK PANTHER Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Tim Burke, Andy Kind, Christian Manz, David Watkins
FIRST MAN Ian Hunter, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm
READY PLAYER ONE Matthew E. Butler, Grady Cofer, Roger Guyett, David Shirk
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
I’M OK Elizabeth Hobbs, Abigail Addison, Jelena Popović
MARFA Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod
ROUGHHOUSE Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom
BLACKkKLANSMAN Terence Blanchard
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Nicholas Britell
ISLE OF DOGS Alexandre Desplat
MARY POPPINS RETURNS Marc Shaiman
A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson
BLACKkKLANSMAN Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele
THE FAVOURITE Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday
GREEN BOOK Jim Burke, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler
ROMA Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez
A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor