2015 BAFTA nominations

By admin
09 January 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel has stormed the 2015 BAFTA nominations with 11 nods.

The comedy flick, which follows a concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after being framed for murder, is in the running for some of the most prestigious prizes at the event, including best film, cinematography and original screenplay.

However the film, helmed by Wes Anderson, who is also up for the best director accolade, faces stiff competition from other big features of last year for best film. Fellow big contender The Theory of Everything is in the running, joined by Birdman, Boyhood and The Imitation Game.

Another category The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything and Birdman all feature in, is leading actor. Ralph Fiennes' role as concierge Monsieur Gustave H. is up for the prize, along with Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of professor Stephen Hawking and Michael Keaton's former superhero alter ego Riggan Thomson. They're joined by Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler and Benedict Cumberbatch as code-cracker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

The leading actress category is full of impressive performances. Amy Adams' role in Big Eyes is up for the award, joined by Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything, Julianne Moore in Still Alice, Reese Witherspoon in Wild and Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl.

And following in their footsteps is the best supporting actress group, which includes different films from the above nominations. Emma Stone in Birdman is against Rene Russo in Nightcrawler, Patricia Arquette for Boyhood, Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game and Imelda Staunton in Pride.

Foxcatcher has a good position in best supporting actor, with both Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo up for the prize. They're joined by Edward Norton in Birdman, Ethan Hawke for Boyhood and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash.

And another exciting award to be won this year is The EE Rising Star Award, voted for by the public. Jack O'Connell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Margot Robbie, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley are up for the title this year.

The Hunger Games star Sam Claflin announced the nominations in London this morning. The ceremony, which will be hosted once again by Stephen Fry, will take place at London's Royal Opera House on February 8 2015.

BAFTA nominations list

Best film 

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game

Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton - Birdman

Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Leading Actress

Amy Adams - Big Eyes

Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore - Still Alice

Reese Witherspoon - Wild

Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl

Supporting Actor

Edward Norton - Birdman

Ethan Hawke - Boyhood

J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher

Steve Carell - Foxcatcher

Supporting Actress

Emma Stone - Birdman

Imelda Staunton - Pride

Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Rene Russo - Nightcrawler

 Outstanding British Film

'71

The Imitation Game

Paddington

Pride

The Theory of Everything

Under the Skin

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Elaine Constantine (writer/director) - Northern Soul

Gregory Burke (writer), Yann Demange (director) - '71

Hong Khaou (writer/director) - Lilting

Paul Katis (director/producer), Andrew de Lotbiniere (producer) - Kajaki: The True Story

Stephen Beresford (writer), David Livingstone (producer) - Pride

Film Not in the English Language

Ida

Leviathan

The Lunchbox

Trash

Two Days, One Night

Documentary

20 Feet from Stardom

20,000 Days on Earth

Citizenfour

Finding Vivian Maier

Virunga

Animated Film

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

The Lego Movie

Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman

Richard Linklater - Boyhood

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

James Marsh - The Theory of Everything

Damien Chazelle - Whiplash

Original Screenplay

Birdman

Boyhood

Nightcrawler

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Whiplash

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper

Gone Girl

The Imitation Game

Paddington

The Theory of Everything

EE Rising Star

Jack O'Connell

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Miles Teller

Margot Robbie

Shailene Woodley

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