The noms were released today with blockbusters like ‘Interstellar’, ‘Nightcrawler’ and ‘Boyhood’ securing a fair few but ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ has clinched a grand-slam 11 nominations.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’, starring Michael Keaton (Best Actor) and Emma Stone has received a hearty 10 nominations including Best Film and the David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - hardly suprising as the film was made to look like it was all one shot and it's mind blowing.
‘The Theory of Everything’ – a romantic drama focusing on the relationship between Stephen Hawking and his wife – also received 10 nominations. The James March film adapted from Jane Hawking’s memoir ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’ scooped up Best Actor and Best Actress for Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones’ roles of the couple.
Some great choices all round to be fair, I really like Margot Robbie as the EE Rising Star Award, ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ in Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects and Rosamund Pike as Best Actress for her work in ‘Gone Girl’ – which only got 2 nominations this year.
Pike was a great Amy but the film wasn’t that good, I’ll be honest (possibly controversial). I’m pretty sure everyone had figured out the ‘big twist’ early on and then it was all a bit anti-climactic.
Have a look at some of the awards and their hopeful nominees and see what you think:
The Imitation Game (2014)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game (2014)
Jake Gyllenahaal for Nightcrawler (2014)
Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything (2014)
Michael Keaton for Birdman (2014)
Ralph Fiennes for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Julianne Moore for Still Alice (2014)
Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl (2014)
Reese Witherspoon for Wild (2014)
Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything (2014)
Amy Adams for Big Eyes (2014/I)
Best Animated Feature Film:
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Big Hero 6 (2014)
The Lego Movie (2014)
EE Rising Star Award:
Really struggling to decide if I’d prefer a Margot Robbie or Jack O’Connell with with this one.
The BAFTA ceremony will be held on February 8th hosted by Stephen Fry – pretty sweet start to the year for Fry, a fiancé and a great gig.
Let us know who your winner is.