With the Golden Globes a few weeks ago and the Oscar nominations coming this week, we can gear up to one of my favourite awards, the EE British Academy Film Awards, otherwise known as the BAFTAs, on Sunday February 10th, presented this year by the absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley. Join in with your friends and family using our 2019 BAFTAs Ballot you can print out and fill in!
I’ve only seen a few of these nominees so far, and so my predictions will be based more on what I’ve heard than on the very little I’ve seen (which may increase a bit in the next few weeks). Have a go yourself and please comment below what your predictions are.
I will be using my normal scoring system, 1. to indicate my first choice of what I think will win, 2. to show what I think could beat my first choice, and usually, I put a P. for my personal choice of what I think should win. This can later be scored as 2pts for a correct first choice win and 1pt for a correct 2nd choice, no points are given for personal preferences winning as that’s more out of interest and self-expression but really you can use whatever scoring system you like!
Again the PDF download is here for the 2019 BAFTAs Ballot and I’ll do a post in a few weeks with my predictions of who’s going to win!
The nominees have just been announced for this year’s BAFTAs and as always there’s a strong British presence as well as love for a few films and performances that were ‘overlooked’ by the Golden Globes, while conversely downplaying the virtues of others they notably lauded.
I’ll try to review a few more before the masks are given out on Sunday, February 10th, 2019.
Here are the nominees in full:
BLACKkKLANSMAN Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele THE FAVOURITE Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday GREEN BOOK Jim Burke, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler ROMA Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
BEAST Michael Pearce, Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana MacKinnon BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Bryan Singer, Graham King, Anthony McCarten THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara McQUEEN Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui, Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig STAN & OLLIE Jon S. Baird, Faye Ward, Jeff Pope YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Lynne Ramsay, Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, James Wilson
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
APOSTASY Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director) BEAST Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer) A CAMBODIAN SPRING Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer) PILI Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer) RAY & LIZ Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CAPERNAUM Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzanar COLD WAR Paweł Pawlikowski, Tanya Seghatchian, Ewa Puszczyńska DOGMAN Matteo Garrone ROMA Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez SHOPLIFTERS Hirokazu Kore-eda, Kaoru Matsuzaki
FREE SOLO Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin McQUEEN Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui RBG Julie Cohen, Betsy West THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD Peter Jackson – Review coming soon. THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS Tim Wardle, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Becky Read
INCREDIBLES 2 Brad Bird, John Walker – Review coming soon. ISLE OF DOGS Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord
BLACKkKLANSMAN Spike Lee COLD WAR Paweł Pawlikowski THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Lanthimos ROMA Alfonso Cuarón A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper
COLD WAR Janusz Głowacki, Paweł Pawlikowski THE FAVOURITE Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara GREEN BOOK Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga ROMA Alfonso Cuarón VICE Adam McKay
BLACKkKLANSMAN Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty FIRST MAN Josh Singer IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Barry Jenkins A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth
GLENN CLOSE The Wife LADY GAGA A Star Is Born MELISSA McCARTHY Can You Ever Forgive Me? OLIVIA COLMAN The Favourite VIOLA DAVIS Widows
BRADLEY COOPER A Star Is Born CHRISTIAN BALE Vice RAMI MALEK Bohemian Rhapsody STEVE COOGAN Stan & Ollie VIGGO MORTENSEN Green Book
AMY ADAMS Vice CLAIRE FOY First Man EMMA STONE The Favourite MARGOT ROBBIE Mary Queen of Scots RACHEL WEISZ The Favourite
ADAM DRIVER BlacKkKlansman MAHERSHALA ALI Green Book RICHARD E. GRANT Can You Ever Forgive Me? SAM ROCKWELL Vice TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET Beautiful Boy
BLACKkKLANSMAN Terence Blanchard IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Nicholas Britell ISLE OF DOGS Alexandre Desplat MARY POPPINS RETURNS Marc Shaiman A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Newton Thomas Sigel COLD WAR Łukasz Żal THE FAVOURITE Robbie Ryan FIRST MAN Linus Sandgren ROMA Alfonso Cuarón
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY John Ottman THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Mavropsaridis FIRST MAN Tom Cross ROMA Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough VICE Hank Corwin
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock THE FAVOURITE Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton FIRST MAN Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas MARY POPPINS RETURNS John Myhre, Gordon Sim – Review coming soon. ROMA Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enríquez
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS Mary Zophres BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Julian Day THE FAVOURITE Sandy Powell MARY POPPINS RETURNS Sandy Powell – My review is coming soon. MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Alexandra Byrne
MAKE UP & HAIR
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Mark Coulier, Jan Sewell THE FAVOURITE Nadia Stacey MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Jenny Shircore STAN & OLLIE Mark Coulier, Jeremy Woodhead VICE Nominees TBC
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst FIRST MAN Mary H. Ellis, Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Ai-Ling Lee, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT Gilbert Lake, James H. Mather, Christopher Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith A QUIET PLACE Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Procter, Ethan Van der Ryn A STAR IS BORN Steve Morrow, Alan Robert Murray, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Kelly Port, Dan Sudick BLACK PANTHER Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Tim Burke, Andy Kind, Christian Manz, David Watkins FIRST MAN Ian Hunter, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm READY PLAYER ONE Matthew E. Butler, Grady Cofer, Roger Guyett, David Shirk – My review is coming soon.
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
I’M OK Elizabeth Hobbs, Abigail Addison, Jelena Popović MARFA Gary McLeod, Myles McLeod ROUGHHOUSE Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom
BRITISH SHORT FILM
73 COWS Alex Lockwood BACHELOR, 38 Angela Clarke THE BLUE DOOR Ben Clark, Megan Pugh, Paul Taylor THE FIELD Sandhya Suri, Balthazar de Ganay WALE Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater, Edward Speleers
EE RISING STAR AWARD
BARRY KEOGHAN – Mainly known for his role in ‘Dunkirk‘. CYNTHIA ERIVO JESSIE BUCKLEY LAKEITH STANFIELD – Superb in films such as ‘Short Term 12‘ LETITIA WRIGHT