7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS YEAR’S BAFTA NOMS

Sandra Bullock in “Gravity.” Film still from Warner Bros.

 

 

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By ITM Staff

 

Yesterday the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominees for this year’s film awards, which take place on Sunday February 16. BAFTA has been hosting the awards since 1948, making this the 67th Annual Ceremony, and ITM has the round-up of everything you need to know about this year’s nominees!

 

1. “Gravity” is leading the pack! 

 

With 11 nominations, including both the “Best Film” and the “Outstanding British Film” categories, Alfonso Cuarón’s stellar drama is sure to pick up a few awards. “Gravity” is also nominated for four awards at the Golden Globes this Sunday.

 

2. Judi Dench broke a record! 

 

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Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in “Philomena.” Still from BBC Films.

Judi Dench is now the most nominated actress in the BAFTA Film Awards history, overtaking Meryl Streep with a nod for her performance in “Philomena.”

 

 

3.  The BAFTA board agrees with the Hamptons International Film Festival! 

 

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Conner Chapman in HIFF Golden Starfish for Best Narrative Feature Film winner “The Selfish Giant.” Still from BFI Film Fund.

“Philomena,” winner of the HIFF Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, and “The Selfish Giant,” winner of the Golden Starfish for Best Narrative Feature Film, each cropped up in the nominations list. Plus, HIFF paid tribute to “Working Title Films” this year, whose major release “Rush” has four nominations.

IN THE MIXX was at HIFF this year – WATCH the full episode for exclusive interviews at the festival.

 

 

4. “American Hustle” actors could still win big this award season!

 

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Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in “American Hustle.”  Still from Sony Pictures.

Actors Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper may have been snubbed in the Golden Globe nominations this year, but they’re still in with a chance with nominations for “Leading Actor” and “Supporting Actor” respectively.

 

 

5. Steve McQueen can do no wrong!

 

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Steve McQueen with “12 Years A Slave” leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photo by Reuters.

The former Turner Prize winner’s latest offering, “12 Year’s A Slave,” has been nominated for 10 awards, including “Best Film” and “Best Director.” McQueen has so far either won or been nominated for a BAFTA for every film that he has made, with an award for “Most Promising Newcomer” for his debut “Hunger,” and a nomination for “Best Film” for “Shame.”

 

6. BAFTA loves Leo on Wall St., not East Egg!

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall St.” Still from Paramount Pictures.

Leonardo DiCaprio may look pretty as “Jay Gatsby” in “The Great Gatsby” – which is nominated for a few design awards – but it’s his role as “Jordan Belfort” in “The Wolf of Wall St.” that earned him a “Leading Actor” nomination.

 

 

7. Robert Redford can’t catch a break!

 

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Robert Redford in “All Is Lost.” Still from Lionsgate. 

Once again, Robert Redford’s breathtaking solo performance in “All Is Lost” has been overlooked in the “Leading Actor” category. Is it too early to worry that “All Is Lost” for an Oscar nod for Redford?

 

ITM wishes the nominees the best of luck this year!

And, ITM will be at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, checking out the films that could be in the running for next year’s awards season!