Bafta 2018 Nominations Announced
The Shape Of Water, Three Billboards, and Darkest Hour lead Bafta nominations.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced their nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awrds that will take place on Sunday 18 February. At a Bafta press conference that also revealed Joanna Lumley as the new host, Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance received 12 nominations including best film, best director, best actress for Sally Hawkins, and best-supporting actress for Octavia Spencer.
Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri each received nine nominations with the Churchill biopic named for best film, outstanding British film, and leading actor for the Golden Globe’s best actor Gary Oldman. The multiple Golden Globe-winning comedy Three Billboards received more acclaim with nominations for Frances McDormand as leading actress, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson both as supporting actors, and director Martin McDonagh for his direction and original screenplay.
Denis Villeneuve and Christopher Nolan will compete for best director as neon-soaked sci-fi spectacle Blade Runner 2049 and bruising war epic Dunkirk received eight nominations apiece with Call Me By Your Name providing stiff competition as a nominee in both best director and best film categories.
Other notable nominations include five for upcoming acerbic ice-skating drama I, Tonya, three for family favourite Paddington 2, and the seventh best actor nomination for four-time Bafta winner Daniel Day-Lewis.