BAFTA 2018: “Paddington Bear” and 'Blade Runner 2049' are suddenly named

The BAFTA has announced a list of the best names in 2017, which will be competing at the awards ceremony on February 18.


The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) are presented in an annual award given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. This is one of the most prestigious film awards. 


“New Champion” – “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” is the film received the most nominations this year with five categories: Best Film, Best British Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. For director and screenwriter Martin McDough, he also received the David Lean Award nomination for director. 


“Call Me By Your Name” about gay love continues to be featured in major categories: Best Films, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay. After failing at the Golden Globe, does "Call Me By Your Name" make any success in BAFTA? 


"Blade Runner 2049" is perhaps a little surprising, as Denis Villeneuve has been nominated for Best Director, competing with his peers in this year's awards season: Luca Guadagnino, Christopher Nolan , Guillermo Del Toro and Martin McDonagh. 


"Get Out" and "Lady Bird" have received only nominations in the Original Screenplay category as well as the male lead for Daniel Kaluuya and the female lead for Saoirse Ronan. “Paddington Bear” was nominated by the British jury for its nominations including Best British Film and Best Supporting Actor for Hugh Grant. 

BAFTA nominations list 2018: 

Best Film: “Call Me by Your Name”, “Darkest Hour”, “Dunkirk”, “Shape of Water”, “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”. 

Best British Film: “Darkest Hour”, “Death of Stalin”, “God’s Own Country”, “Lady Macbeth”, “Paddington 2”, “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”. 

Best Actress:  Annette Bening (Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird). 

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom thread), Daniel Kaluuya (Get out), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Jamie Bell (Film stars don’t die in Liverpool), Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name). 

Best Director: Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049), Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Guillermo Del Toro (Shape of Water), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri). 

Best Original Screenplay: "Get Out", "I, Tonya", "Lady Bird", "Shape of Water", "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri". 


Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name”, “Death of Stalin”, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”, “Molly’s Game”, ”Paddington 2”. 

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World), Hugh Grant (Paddington 2), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri). 

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water). 


Best Animated Feature: “Coco”, “Loving Vincent”, “My life as a Courgette”. 

Rising Star (be voted on by the British public): Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Pugh, Josh O’Connor, Tessa Thompson, Timothee Chalamet. 

Joanna Lumley will replace Stephen Fry to become the MC of the 71st BAFTA Awards. 

By: Mithrine Smith

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