The Shape Of Water dominates BAFTA nominations

Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have nine nominations each

by Jennie Kermode

Taking the lead again - The Shape Of Water
Taking the lead again - The Shape Of Water

The nominations for this year's BAFTAs were announced today, with The Shape Of Water, which just secured the Best Director prize for Guillermo Del Toro at the Golden Globes, taking a spectacular lead. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri are next in the pack, with nine nominations apiece, and there is some love shown for blockbusters Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which fans have complained have been overlooked by other awards bodies.

The awards have been criticised for their lack of diversity, with no women featuring in the Director category and no people of colour in either the Best Leading Actress or the Best Supporting Actor categories. BAFTA has previously made a commitment to increasing diversity in the film industry.

The awards ceremony will take place on 18 February.

Those nominations in full:-

Best Film

Outstanding British Film

Best Director

Best Leading Actress

Best Leading Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

EE Rising Star Award

  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Florence Pugh
  • Josh O'Connor
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Timothee Chalamet

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Film not in the English Language

Best Documentary

Best Animated Film

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Original Music

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best Production and Design

Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hair

Best Sound

Best Special Visual Effects

Best British short animation

Best British short film

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