BAFTA has announced the nominations for the BAFTA Film Awards with Oppenheimer getting 13 nods.
Several films picked up multiple nominations including Poor Things with 11 nominations, nine nominations for Killers of the Flower Moon and The Zone of Interest, seven nominations for Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers and Maestro, six for All of Us Strangers and five nominations each for Barbie and Saltburn.
Napoleon, How to Have Sex, Past Lives, 20 Days in Mariupol, The Color Purple, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Rye Lane and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse all got two nominations.
11 out of 23 nominees in the performance categories have received their first BAFTA Film nomination, including Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest), Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer), Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa (The Holdovers), Jacob Elordi (Saltburn), Vivian Oparah (Rye Lane), and Teo Yoo (Past Lives).
Alongside this year’s EE Rising Star nominee Jacob Elordi, six former EE Rising Stars are nominated: Emily Blunt (2007), Carey Mulligan (2010), Cillian Murphy (2007), Emma Stone (2011), Margot Robbie (2015) and Barry Keoghan (2019).
In the Best Director category, four of the six are first-time Director nominees: Jonathan Glazer (The Zone of Interest), Andrew Haigh (All of Us Strangers), Alexander Payne (The Holdovers), and Justine Triet (Anatomy of a Fall). None of the Director nominees are previous winners in this category.
Three directors in the 2023-4 BAFTA Breakthrough cohort are nominated in addition to Vivian Oparah. Raine Allen-Miller (Rye Lane) and Charlotte Regan (Scrapper) in Outstanding British Film, and Ella Glendining (Is Anybody Out There?) in Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said: “The 38 films nominated by BAFTA voters today span an extraordinary range of genres and stories. The field this year is incredibly strong. More films were entered, making the selection process particularly tough for our voting members. The films and talented people nominated represent some of the most talked about films of the year, the most critically acclaimed, and films yet to be released and discovered by audiences. With a month to go until the EE BAFTAs on 18 February, we encourage film fans everywhere to watch as many nominated films as possible and find out more about the people who make them by listening to our new official podcast, Countdown to the BAFTAs, which is available widely on podcast platforms from today.”
Sara Putt, Chair of BAFTA, said: “BAFTA’s mission is to celebrate best in British and global filmmaking so we are delighted to showcase 38 extraordinary films in this year’s EE BAFTA Film Award 2024 nominations. BAFTA film voters are creatives, practitioners and film experts who represent all corners of the British and global film industry and they have been voting in their thousands having watched more hours of filmmaking than ever before. There are so many talented people both in front of, and behind the camera involved in bringing every BAFTA-nominated film to life and we look forward with excitement to celebrating their skill and creativity at the EE BAFTAs on 18 February.”
Anna Higgs, Chair of BAFTA Film Committee: “It has been an outstanding year for filmmaking as represented by the 38 films nominated today. They showcase ambitious, creative and hugely impressive voices from independent British debuts to global blockbusters. From complex moral issues through to joyful journeys of self-discovery, they all ultimately explore human connection. Which is why we go to the cinema: to be transported into new worlds, to laugh, cry, to be entertained and to be challenged. The films nominated today deliver all that and more – we hope people up and down the country, and around the world, are inspired to watch them. Congratulations to all the nominees.”
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