'Grand Budapest Hotel' Leads Nominations for 2015 BAFTA Awards

January 9, 2015

BAFTAs / The Grand Budapest Hotel

The nominations for this year's Academy Awards don't arrive until Thursday, January 15th (that's less than a week), and the Golden Globes get handed out this Sunday at 8pm ET on NBC. But across the pond, our friends from the United Kingdom have just announced their nominations for the British equivalent of the Oscars. The nominations for the 68th Annual BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) were announced this morning, and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the pack with 11 nominations, followed closely by Birdman and The Theory of Everything with 10 nominations each.

Here's the complete list of nominations for this year's 68th Annual BAFTAs:

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

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Writer/Director Elaine Constantine - Northern Soul
Writer Gregory Burke, Director Yann Demange - '71
Writer/Director Hong Khaou - Lilting
Director/Producer Paul Katis, Producer Andrew de Lotbiniere - Kajaki: The True Story
Writer Stephen Beresford, Producer David Livingstone - Pride

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
James Marsh - The Theory Of Everything
Damien Chazelle - Whiplash

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

Original Screenplay
Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy - Nightcrawler
Damien Chazelle - Whiplash

Adapted Screenplay
Jason Hall - American Sniper
Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl
Graham Moore - The Imitation Game
Paul King - Paddington
Anthony McCarten - The Theory of Everything

Animated Film
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The LEGO Movie

20 Feet From Stardom
20,000 Days on Earth
Finding Vivian Maier

Film Not in the English Language
The Lunchbox
Two Days, One Night

Original Music
 Antonio Sanchez - Birdman,
Alexandre Desplat - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
Johann Johannsson - The Theory of Everything
Mica Levi - Under the Skin

Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman
Robert Yeoman - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski - Ida
Hoyte van Hoytema - Interstellar
Dick Pope - Mr. Turner

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Production Design
Big Eyes
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Mr. Turner

Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Special Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Make-Up and Hair
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

Short Animation
The Bigger Picture
Monkey Love Experiments
My Dad

British Short Film
Boogaloo and Graham
Emotional Fusebox
The Kármán Line
Three Brothers

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

Since the BAFTAs are a little more slanted to British films, don't be surprised if you don't see as many nominations for The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game (which landed nine nods) when the Oscar nominations are announced next week. In addition, Selma was again snubbed entirely, but the British slant seems to be the excuse this time as opposed to just ignoring the movie as many guilds in the United States seem to be doing. It's wonderful to see Ralph Fiennes get a Best Actor nod for The Grand Budapest Hotel as well, not to mention seeing love for Boyhood and Whiplash in the UK as well (they both landed five nominations). Come back next week to see how the Oscar nominations land.

Otherwise, the EE British Academy Film Awards winners will be announced on Sunday, February 8th, from a ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House, hosted by Stephen Fry and broadcast on the BBC network in the United Kingdom. We'll post the winners as soon as they're all announced next month. Thoughts?

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Since it's focused on British movies, is that the reason why we don't see a Ghibli movie among the nominations?

HarryFiddleSticks on Jan 9, 2015


The nominations for SFX, set design, cinematography, costume are a joke. Despite the haters, Exodus Gods and Kings should have been a no brainer. Outshines every nominated film by a considerable distance. But like the Oscars these awards are not really for the best or accomplished efforts of film makers but those who have a vote bothering to watch the likely nominees. Why it bothers me is that really talented artists get overlooked and recognition goes to the mediocre. I do wish Ridley had pushed for the alleged 4 hour cut to be shown in two parts rather than the edited shorter theatrical one that's being dumped on for every ridiculous reason going. Never seen so many racist comments about events that allegedly took place 3300 years ago. Historians cannot agree on events what happened 10 years ago let alone then.

macatae on Jan 9, 2015


Excellent! I would love for TGBH to clean up.

DAVIDPD on Jan 10, 2015

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