Monday 22 January 2018

La La Land continues winning streak with 11 BAFTA nominations

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Actress Ruth Negga arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

La La Land has continued its winning streak with 11 BAFTA nominations, it was announced this morning.

The romance film, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, holds the most nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2016.

Arrival and Nocturnal Animals follow La La Land closely with nine nominations, while Manchester by the Sea received six.

La La Land swept the board at the Golden Globes on Sunday after taking home each of the seven awards it was nominated for.

Casey Affleck was nominated for Leading Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea, and will compete against Jake Gyllenhaal for Nocturnal Animals, Ryan for La La Land, Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic.

Natalie Portman unsurprisingly featured in the Leading Actress nominations for her portrayal of former U.S. First Lady Jackie Kennedy in biopic Jackie, but will have to battle it out against Emma for La La Land, Amy Adams for Arrival, Emily Blunt for The Girl on the Train and Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins.

The Supporting Actor category is full of big names, including Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water, Dev Patel for Lion, Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins, Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals and Mahershala Ali for Moonlight.

In the Supporting Actress race, Nicole Kidman and Michelle Williams were nominated for their roles in Lion and Manchester by the Sea respectively, while Viola Davis is up for Fences, and British actresses Naomie Harris is recognised for Moonlight and Hayley Squires for I, Daniel Blake.

Actress Ruth Negga arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards
Actress Ruth Negga arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards

La La Land's Chazelle is nominated for the Best Director prize, alongside designer turned director Tom Ford for Nocturnal Animals, Ken Loach for I, Daniel Blake, Denis Villenueve for Arrival and Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea.

Irish actress Ruth Negga failed to secure a nomination for her role in Loving, however she received a Rising Star nomination by the academy last week.

The awards were announced in London this morning by Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and Preacher star Dominic Cooper.

The ceremony will take place in the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday the 12th of February and will be broadcast on BBC1.

The main category nominations for the 2017 BAFTA Awards are as follows:

Best Film:

Arrival

I, Daniel Blake

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Outstanding British Film:

American Honey

Denial

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I, Daniel Blake

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow

Best Leading Actor:

Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea

Jake Gyllenhaal - Nocturnal Animals

Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling - La La Land

Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic

Best Leading Actress:

Amy Adams - Arrival

Emily Blunt - The Girl on the Train

Natalie Portman - Jackie

Emma Stone - La La Land

Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali - Moonlight

Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water

Dev Patel - Lion

Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins

Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress:

Hayley Squires - I, Daniel Blake

Viola Davis - Fences

Naomie Harris - Moonlight

Nicole Kidman - Lion

Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea

EE Rising Star Award:

Laia Costa

Tom Holland

Anya Taylor-Joy

Ruth Negga

Lucas Hedges

Best Director:

Denis Villenueve - Arrival

Ken Loach - I, Daniel Blake

Damien Chazelle - La La Land

Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Screenplay:

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea

Damien Chazelle - La La Land

Taylor Sheridan - Hell or High Water

Paul Laverty - I, Daniel Blake

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Luke Davies - Lion

Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals

Eric Heisserer - Arrival

Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan - Hacksaw Ridge

Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroeder - Hidden Figures

Additional reporting by Cover Media.

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