‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Birdman,’ ‘Theory of Everything’ Lead BAFTA Nominations

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LONDON — Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” scored a grand slam at the 68th annual British Academy Film Awards nominations on Friday.

“Budapest Hotel” led all BAFTA honorees with 11 nominations in total, while “Birdman” and “The Theory of Everything” also impressed with 10 nods each. “The Imitation Game” followed with nine noms.

In the best film category, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” will face opponents “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything.”

Anderson, who has never won a BAFTA award, landed a best director mention alongside “Birdman’s” Alejandro G. Inarritu, “Boyhood” filmmaker Richard Linklater, “The Theory of Everything’s” James Marsh and “Whiplash’s” Damien Chazelle.

In the fight for best leading actor, Ralph Fiennes (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) takes on Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”).

The best actress category features Amy Adams (“Big Eyes”), Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”), Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”) and Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”).

One notable omission from Friday’s nominations was Ava DuVernay’s “Selma.” Despite its recent momentum in the awards race, the Martin Luther King drama failed to score a single nomination.  Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” was another no-show in the contest.

Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” received a meager two nominations each. “Big Eyes” only received recognition in the leading actress (Amy Adams) and production design categories, while “Foxcatcher’s” only noms were for Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell, both placed in the supporting actors category.

Among British contenders, “Mr. Turner” underperformed on home turf. Mike Leigh’s pic failed to make the shortlist in any of the major categories, including lead actor, where Timothy Spall — who won the prize in Cannes — was expected to feature.

Sneaking into another high-profile ceremony, “Nightcrawler” boosted its awards profile with nominations for stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, an original screenplay nod for Dan Gilroy and a nom for editor John Gilroy.

Meanwhile, Sundance darling “Whiplash” drummed up five BAFTA nods in total, including best director, original screenplay, supporting actor, editing and sound.

Leading British producer Eric Fellner, co-chief of production house Working Title, was very pleased by the performance of the British movies overall, and Working Title’s own contender, “The Theory of Everything,” in particular.

Fellner told Variety: “My takeaway is what a great state the British film industry is in. When you look at the best British film category, you see five fantastic movies in all sorts of different genres, with brilliantly talented people, directing, producing, starring, making, in all the crafts. It’s brilliant. I think it is a huge nod to the support that various governments over the past decade or so have given to our industry in terms of creating a world-class business.”

This year’s awards will take place on Feb. 8 at London’s Royal Opera House, with Stephen Fry hosting.

 

BAFTA NOMINATIONS: FULL LIST

BEST FILM
“Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole
“Boyhood,” Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
“The Imitation Game,” Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman
“The Theory of Everything,” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
“’71,” Yann Demange, Angus Lamont, Robin Gutch, Gregory Burke
“The Imitation Game,” Morten Tyldum, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman, Graham Moore
“Paddington,” Paul King, David Heyman
“Pride,” Matthew Warchus, David Livingstone, Stephen Beresford
“The Theory of Everything,” James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten
“Under the Skin,” Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson, Nick Wechsler, Walter Campbell

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Elaine Constantine (Writer/Director), “Northern Soul”
Gregory Burke (Writer), Yann Demange (Director), “’71”
Hong Khaou (Writer/Director), “Lilting”
Paul Katis (Director/Producer), Andrew De Lotbiniere (Producer), “Kajaki: The True Story”
Stephen Beresford (Writer), David Livingstone (Producer), “Pride”

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
“Ida,” Pawel Pawlikowski, Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska
“Leviathan,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov
“The Lunchbox,” Ritesh Batra, Arun Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga
“Trash,” Stephen Daldry, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kris Thykier
“Two Days, One Night,” Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd

DOCUMENTARY
“20 Feet From Stardom,” Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers, Gil Friesen
“20,000 Days on Earth,” Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
“Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras
“Finding Vivian Maier,” John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
“Virunga,” Orlando Von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

ANIMATED FILM
“Big Hero 6,” Don Hall, Chris Williams
“The Boxtrolls,” Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
“The Lego Movie,” Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

DIRECTOR
“Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu
“Boyhood,” Richard Linklater
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson
“The Theory of Everything,” James Marsh
“Whiplash,” Damien Chazelle

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

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“American Sniper,” Jason Hall
“Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn
“The Imitation Game,” Graham Moore
“Paddington,” Paul King
“The Theory of Everything,” Anthony Mccarten

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 MUSIC
“Birdman,” Antonio Sanchez
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat
“Interstellar,” Hans Zimmer
“The Theory of Everything,” Johann Johannsson
“Under the Skin,” Mica Levi

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Robert Yeoman
“Ida,” Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski
“Interstellar,” Hoyte Van Hoytema
“Mr. Turner,” Dick Pope

EDITING
(Due to a tie in voting in this category, there are six nominations)
“Birdman,” Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Barney Pilling
“The Imitation Game,” William Goldenberg
“Nightcrawler,” John Gilroy
“The Theory of Everything,” Jinx Godfrey
“Whiplash,” Tom Cross

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Big Eyes,” Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
“The Imitation Game,” Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
“Interstellar,” Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
“Mr. Turner,” Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

COSTUME DESIGN
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Milena Canonero
“The Imitation Game,” Sammy Sheldon Differ
“Into the Woods,” Colleen Atwood
“Mr. Turner,” Jacqueline Durran
“The Theory of Everything,” Steven Noble

MAKE UP & HAIR
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Frances Hannon
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White
“Into the Woods,” Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland
“Mr. Turner,” Christine Blundell, Lesa Warrener
“The Theory of Everything,” Jan Sewell

SOUND
“American Sniper,” Walt Martin, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
“Birdman,” Thomas Varga, Martin Hernandez, Aaron Glascock, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wayne Lemmer, Christopher Scarabosio, Pawel Wdowczak
“The Imitation Game,” John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Stuart Hilliker, Martin Jensen
“Whiplash,” Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner, Nicolas Aithadi
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
“Interstellar,” Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley
“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
“The Bigger Picture,” Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka
“Monkey Love Experiments,” Ainslie Henderson, Cam Fraser, Will Anderson
“My Dad,” Marcus Armitage

BRITISH SHORT FILM
“Boogaloo and Graham,” Brian J. Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
“Emotional Fusebox,” Michael Berliner, Rachel Tunnard
“The Karman Line,” Campbell Beaton, Dawn King, Tiernan Hanby, Oscar Sharp
“Slap,” Islay Bell-Webb, Michelangelo Fano, Nick Rowland
“Three Brothers,” Aleem Khan, Matthieu De Braconier, Stephanie Paeplow

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O’Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley

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  1. Roberts says:

    Ya think the 87% are starting to get a little bit tired of pandering to the 13% ??

  2. It is about time affirmative action didn’t determine who won something!

  3. Smarg says:

    Just say No to the Selma movie. Whites don’t want to see another ‘bad white man’ Hollywood flick.

  4. jim says:

    Maybe there just wasn’t a best fiction category for the film.

  5. Sam says:

    Maybe it’s just not as good as they believe it is

  6. Juan Garcia says:

    Oprah is just not as loved as she thinks she is.

  7. outofstep says:

    Who cares? Just another fictional rewrite of historical events, so why would they be impressed. Based on the acting producing etc they left it out. Good for them!

  8. Defiant says:

    “One notable omission from Friday’s nominations was Ava DuVernay’s Selma. Despite its recent momentum in the awards race, the Martin Luther King drama failed to score a single nomination.”

    Because the Brits don’t suffer from the same white guilt that the Hollywood elites in America do. They don’t feel they need to worship at the altar of black political correctness and can call Selma for the schlock that it is.

    • Dex says:

      @Defiant
      And yet “12 Years A Slave” scored a few BAFTA wins. So your rote talking points fall a bit flat.

      • Dex says:

        @Mike Stern
        Obviously the point was lost on you and most likely your fellow trolls here. Funny how all of you mimic the same spittle filled lines without any thought or variation. Just regurgitate exactly what you’re fed like good little sycophants.

      • Mike Stern says:

        “12 years a slave” was not fiction. Selma is fiction masquerading as doucmentary
        LBJ was anti civil rights and JFK was pro civil rights? What? JFK opposed the civil rights bills and even voted against Eisenhower’s civil rights bill

  9. art says:

    Grand Budapest————–best in every category.

  10. Haifisch8587 says:

    Put Selma back on the nomination list or face sanctions…

    • Mike Stern says:

      lol. Selma is a garbage false history. there are many excellent documentaries on the civil rights era. Selma is garbage

  11. IF SELMA WASN’T ANY GOOD, WHY SHOULD IT BE A SURPRISE THAT IT DID NOT GET ANY NOMINATIONS!

    • Dex says:

      @obamareallysucks
      Hard to believe that four of the Brits most respected actors were dissed because the film wasn’t any good. More like BAFTA members apparently had no interest in watching it and didn’t. The BAFTA nominations–“Whiplash” and “Grand Budapest” being the exceptions–are as boring and predictable as the Academy’s are sure to be.

    • art says:

      What sanctions? If was good it would have been nominated. Is this intimidation?

  12. It’s 5 for “Whiplash”….you forgot to mention J.K. Simmons for best supporting actor.

  13. L says:

    Yay, Grand Budapest!

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