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The Favourite is well favourite in BAFTAs’ race

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Yorgos Lanthimos’ regal comedy The Favourite is way out in front in BAFTA race with a whopping 12 nominations. 

The film, which saw Olivia Colman bag a Golden Globe this week, is way out in front, with Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, musical A Star Is Born featuring Lady Gaga, and Damien Chazelle’s space epic First Man all following with seven nominations each. 

Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney profile pic, starring Christian Bale, is close behind on six, followed by Spike Lee’s BlackKklansman on five. 

From a Brits' point of view, Christian Bale (Vice) and Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie) vie for Leading Actor, while Olivia Colman (The Favourite) flies the flag in Leading Actress. Supporting Actor features Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), while Supporting Actress sees Claire Foy (First Man) and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) go head to head.   

The BAFTAs will be hosted by Joanna Lumley once again, and will take place on 10th February in the Royal Albert Hall.

Please see below for a full list of BAFTA nominees: 

Best film: 
BlackkKlansman
The Favourite 
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born   

Outstanding British film: 
Beast
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
McQueen
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here 

Leading actor: 
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Christian Bale - Vice
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan - Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book 

Leading actress: 
Glenn Close - The Wife
Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Viola Davis - Widows 

Supporting actor: 
Adam Driver - BlackkKlansman 
Mahershala Ali - Green Book 
Richard E Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice
Timothee Chalamet - Beautiful Boy  

Supporting actress: 
Amy Adams - Vice
Claire Foy - First Man
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Margot Robbie - Mary Queen of Scots
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite   

Director: 
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Paweł Pawlikowski - Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born 

EE Rising Star Award (public vote): 
Jessie Buckley
Cynthia Erivo
Barry Keoghan
Lakeith Stanfield
Letitia Wright 

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer:  
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) 

Film not in the English language:  
Capernaum 
Cold War 
Dogman
Roma
Shoplifters 

Documentary: 
Free Solo
McQueen 
RBG
They Shall Not Grow Old
Three Identical Strangers  

Animated film: 
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 

Original screenplay: 
Cold War 
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
Vice 

Adapted screenplay: 
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born 

Original music: 
BlackkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk 
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born 

Cinematography: 
Bohemian Rhapsody
Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
Roma  

Costume design: 
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Bohemian Rhapsody 
The Favourite 
Mary Poppins Returns 
Mary Queen of Scots  

Editing: 
Bohemian Rhapsody 
The Favourite 
First Man
Roma
Vice

Production design: 
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite 
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma 

Make-up and hair: 
Bohemian Rhapsody 
The Favourite 
Mary Queen of Scots 
Stan & Ollie
Vice 

Sound: 
Bohemian Rhapsody 
First Man
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born 

Special visual effects: 
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Ready Player One 

British short film: 
73 Cows 
Bachelor 
The Blue Door
The Field 
Wale 

British short animation:
I'm OK
Marfa 
Roughhouse 

Outstanding contribution to British cinema: 
Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Carlsen


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