La La Land and Arrival lead this year’s BAFTA nominations

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The nominations for this year’s BAFTA awards have been announced, fuelling the hype for 2017’s awards season.

Dominic Cooper and Sophie Turner announced the nominees early this morning, with La La Land coming out on top with 11 nominations. Arrival and Nocturnal Animals are also among the frontrunners with nine nominations apiece.

The nominees for this year’s main categories are as follows:

BEST FILM

Arrival
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight

LEADING ACTOR

Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Dev Patel (Lion)
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

BEST SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL)

Hell or High Water
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

American Honey
Denial
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
I, Daniel Blake
Notes on Blindness
Under The Shadow

LEADING ACTRESS

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl On The Train)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea)

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Finding Dory
Kubo And The Two Strings
Moana
Zootropolis

BEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

The nominations for BAFTA’s EE Rising Star were also announced earlier this week, celebrating the breakthrough achievements of Tom Holland, Ruth Negga, Laia Costa, Lucas Hedges and Anya Taylor-Joy respectively. As the only award chosen by the public, you can vote for your favourite until 12pm on Friday 10th February.

The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 12th February at the Royal Albert Hall, where Stephen Fry will preside as host for the twelfth time. Sponsored by EE, the Awards will also be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD that evening.

For the full list of this year’s BAFTA nominees, click here.

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