AWARDS NEWS – EE BAFTA Nominations 2018: The Shape of Water Leads with 12 Nominations

This morning, the nominees for the EE Bafta awards were revealed at the BAFTA HQ in Piccadilly (London). Before starting announcing them, Bafta chair Jane Lush talked about the turbulent times the film industry is going through when it comes to the equality between women and men, especially after the sexual harassments revealed last year. She mentioned that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts would soon publish a “unified set of principles and guidelines to ensure the brave revelations become a watershed moment for lasting change in the workplace of film and television” According to her, it’s not #MeToo but #WeToo. As a (film) society who needs to stand together and make sure that those practices will never happen again.

After her sincere speech, it was time to pass on the microphone to Natalie Dormer and Letitia Wright to reveal the nominees for this year ceremony. It turned out that The Shape of Water will lead this year’s EE BAFTA with its 12 nominations in categories such as Best Film and Original Screenplay. Director Guillermo del Toro and leading actress Sally Hawkins are in the running for respectively Best Director and Best Leading Actress.

Following close behind The Shape of Water, we can find Three Bilboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Darkest Hour with each eight nominations behind their names. Both films are selected for Best Film while Frances McDormand (Three Bilboards) and Gary Oldman (The Darkest Hour) are nominated in the respective categories for Best Leading Actress and Best Leading Actor. McDormand her co-stars Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson are in the running as Supporting Actor for their roles in Three Bilboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri while Kristin Scott Thomas is one of the nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting role for her role as Clementine Churchill in The Darkest Hour.

Last week it was revealed that Timothée Chalamet, Josh O’Connor, Florence Pugh, Daniel Kaluuya and Tessa Thompson were nominated in the EE Rising Star category. It’s the only category in which the public can vote who will get the golden statue. You can vote via ee.co.uk.

The ceremony will take place on the 18th of February in the Royal Albert and will be presented for the first time by Joanna Lumley. She takes over the torch from Stephen after he decided to step down to “let others take the Baftas on to new heights and greater glories”.

Here is the full list of the nominees:

Best film

  • Darkest Hour
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Dunkirk
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Shape of Water

 

Outstanding British film

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Darkest Hour
  • Lady Macbeth
  • God’s Own Country
  • Paddington 2

 

Best actress in a Leading Role

  • Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
  • Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool)
  • Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
  • Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)

 

Best actor in a Leading Role

  • Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
  • Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
  • Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name)
  • Jamie Bell (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool)

 

Best supporting actress

  • Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour)
  • Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
  • Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)
  • Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
  • Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

 

Best supporting actor

  • Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
  • Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
  • Hugh Grant (Paddington 2)

 

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

  • I Am Not a Witch – Rungano Nyoni (writer/director), Emily Morgan (Producer)
  • Jawbone – Johnny Harris (writer/producer), Thomas Napper (director)
  • The Ghoul – Gareth Tunley (writer/director/producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (producers)
  • Lady Macbeth – Alice Birch (writer), William Oldroyd (director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (producer)
  • Kingdom of Us – Lucy Cohen (director)

 

Best foreign film

  • Elle (France, Germany)
  • Loveless (Russia)
  • The Handmaiden (South Korea)
  • First They Killed My Father (Cambodia, United States)
  • The Salesman (Iran, France)

 

Best documentary

  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • City of Ghosts
  • An Inconvenient Sequel
  • Icarus
  • Jane

 

Best animated film

  • Loving Vincent
  • Coco
  • My Life as a Courgette

 

Best director

  • Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
  • Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049)
  • Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water)
  • Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name)
  • Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

 

Best original screenplay

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • I, Tonya
  • Get Out
  • The Shape of Water
  • Lady Bird

 

Best adapted screenplay

  • Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Molly’s Game
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Paddington 2

Best cinematography

  • Darkest Hour
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Shape of Water
  • Dunkirk
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Best editing

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Baby Driver
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Dunkirk

 

Best original music

  • Darkest Hour
  • Phantom Thread
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water

 

Best production design

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water

 

Best costume design

  • Darkest Hour
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Phantom Thread
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape of Water

 

Best make up & hair

  • Darkest Hour
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • I, Tonya
  • Wonder
  • Victoria & Abdul

 

Best sound

  • Baby Driver
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Best special visual effects

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Shape of Water
  • Dunkirk
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

 

Best British short film

  • Aamir
  • Wren Boys
  • A Drowning Man
  • Cowboy Dave
  • Work

 

Best British short animation

  • Poles Apart
  • Have Heart
  • Mamoon

 

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)

  • Florence Pugh
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Josh O’Connor
  • Timothée Chalamet

Film and Celebrity Reporter Liselotte Vanophem

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