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The BAFTA Awards like some expected favorites plus The Grand Budapest Hotel

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As the American people rest after making their voices heard at the People’s Choice Awards, and celebrities gear up for the drunken soirée that is the Golden Globes, the Brits have popped in, apologized profusely for interrupting, and announced the BAFTA nominations.

While there’s plenty of crossover with American awards season frontrunners, the comedy-loving British Academy of Film and Television Arts proved particularly fond of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which leads the pack with 11 nominations. Birdman and The Theory Of Everything follow with 10 nominations apiece, The Imitation Game earned nine nods, and Boyhood was well-represented in major categories, but ended up with only five nominations in total.

Still, even the unfailingly polite British film industry wasn’t above issuing some major snubs. Selma was completely shut out of the nominations, despite the critically acclaimed turn from its British star David Oyelowo. Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken was similarly absent from all categories. And while Mr. Turner is up for some technical awards, its much-praised star Timothy Spall was shut out of the Best Actor race.


The good news is, it’s a remarkably strong year for the Outstanding British Film category, which fills its ranks exclusively with British stories (which is not always the case). Awards season juggernauts The Imitation Game and The Theory Of Everything face off against smaller fare including ’71, Paddington, Under The Skin, and Pride. The winners will be announced on February 8, when Stephen Fry hosts the awards ceremony.

A portion of the nominations are below, and the full list can be found on The BBC’s website.

Best Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything

Outstanding British Film
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything
Under The Skin


Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Ralph Fiennes (Grand Budapest Hotel)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress
Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)


Best Director
Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel)
Damian Chazelle (Whiplash)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
James Marsh (The Theory Of Everything)

Rising Star Award
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O’Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley


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