BAFTA Unveils Nominations: “Gravity,” “12 Years A Slave,” “American Hustle” Top Nods

Posted by Brian Brooks on 1.8.2014

The British Academy unveiled their nominations Wednesday with Gravity leading the pack of nods with 11 including Best Picture, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, while NYFF debut 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle both tied with nominations in ten categories. Both films are vying for Best Picture and Best Director. NYFF51 World Premiere Captain Phillips, meanwhile, will also compete for best film, while Paul Greengrass is up for Best Director. Tom Hanks who plays the starring role in the feature, is nominated for Best Actor, going up against fellow NYFF51 leads Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) in addition to Christian Bale for American Hustle and Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf Of Wall Street. Wolf's Martin Scorsese was named in the best director category Wednesday.

A favorite for an Oscar nomination next week, NYFF honoree Cate Blanchett received a BAFTA nom for Best Actress for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Others receiving nods in the category include Amy Adams (American Hustle), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and Judi Dench (Philomena).

In the Documentary category, New Directors/New Films '13 feature The Act Of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer as well as NYFF51 feature Tim's Vermeer received nods along with Alex Gibney's The Armstrong Lie. Gibney's fellow 2013 release, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks is also nominated in the category as well as Gabriela Cowperthwaite's Blackfish.

The Act Of Killing also received a nomination in the non-English-language category along with Cannes Palme d'Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Color by Abdellatif Kechiche, Paolo Sorrentino's Oscar shortlisted The Great Beauty, Saudi Arabia's Wadjda and the U.K.'s foreign-language Oscar entry, Metro Manila.

The list of BAFTA film nominees follow with information provided by the organization:

Film in 2014 (best film)

12 Years A Slave - Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
American Hustle - Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
Captain Phillips - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
Philomena - Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward
Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman

Director:

Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
David O. Russell - American Hustle
Steve McQueen - 12 Years A Slave
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf Of Wall Street
Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity

Lead Actress:

Amy Adams - American Hustle
Emma Thompson - Saving Mr. Banks
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena

Lead Actor:

Leonardo Dicaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Christian Bale - American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips

Supporting Actress:

Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
Lupita Nyong’O - 12 Years a Slave
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Oprah Winfrey - The Butler

Supporting Actor:

Matt Damon - Behind the Candelabra
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl - Rush
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave

Original Screenplay:

American Hustle - Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Inside Llewyn Davis - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Blue Jasmine - Woody Allen
Nebraska - Bob Nelson

Adapted Screenplay:

Behind The Candelabra - Richard LaGravenese
12 Years A Slave - John Ridley
The Wolf Of Wall Street - Terence Winter
Philomena - Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
Captain Phillips - Billy Ray

Editing:

Captain Phillips - Christopher Rouse
Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
12 Years A Slave - Joe Walker
The Wolf Of Wall Street - Thelma Schoonmaker
Rush - Dan Hanley, Mike Hill

Cinematography:

Inside Llewyn Davis - Bruno Delbonnel
Captain Phillips - Barry Ackroyd
Nebraska - Phedon Papamichael
Gravity - Emmanuel Lubezki
12 Years A Slave - Sean Bobbitt

Documentary:

The Act Of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer
The Armstrong Lie - Alex Gibney
Tim’s Vermeer - Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks - Alex Gibney
Blackfish - Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Film Not in the English Language:

Blue Is The Warmest Colour - Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
The Great Beauty - Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
The Act Of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Wadjda - Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
Metro Manila - Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier

Animated Film:

Despicable Me 2 - Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Monsters University - Dan Scanlon
Frozen - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Outstanding British Film:

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom - Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William Nicholson
Saving Mr. Banks - John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
Philomena - Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff Pope
The Selfish Giant - Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan
Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón
Rush - Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter Morgan

Original Film Music:

Captain Phillips - Henry Jackman
The Book Thief - John Williams
12 Years A Slave - Hans Zimmer
Gravity - Steven Price
Saving Mr. Banks - Thomas Newman

Costume Design:

Behind The Candelabra - Ellen Mirojnick
American Hustle - Michael Wilkinson
The Invisible Woman - Michael O’Connor
The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin
Saving Mr. Banks - Daniel Orlandi

[Other categories can be found on the BAFTA website.]

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