BAFTA nominations

Hot on the heels of the Golden Globe Awards in the United States, we are now looking closer to shore as the BAFTA nominations have been revealed – and there is no surprise which film is the biggest contender…

Yes, you may have guessed right – LA LA LAND has once again topped the nominations list for the British Academy Film Awards garnering 11 nominations and after its record breaking success at the Golden Globes last weekend, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them fare well also at this year’s BAFTA ceremony. 

La La Land

Read about the results of the Golden Globes here

LA LA LAND doesn’t hit the big screen here until Friday, but already the critics have put it up for best film and of course, the movie’s leading stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have also been recognised in the best actor and best actress category respectively. 

Hot on the film’s heels in the nomination stakes is sci-fi film ARRIVAL and Tom Ford‘s thrilling drama NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, which are both paired at nine nominations each. 

BAFTA nominations

ARRIVAL, LA LA LAND, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and MOONLIGHT are up for the best film category. Joining them is Ken Loach‘s I, DANIEL BLAKE, which has also been nominated in the best film category and best British film, with Hayley Squires, who plays a single mother in the film, up for best supporting actress.

Of course the other big global hit of 2016 is FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. Happiness for Harry Potter fans then, as the film is up for the outstanding British film award, which has five nominations in all.

In line to pick up the best actor gong is Ryan Gosling for LA LA LAND, Andrew Garfield for HACKSAW RIDGE, Casey Affleck for MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, Jake Gyllenhaal for NOCTURNAL ANIMALS and Viggo Mortensen for CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. 

Manchester By The Sea

The best actress category also sports tough competitions with nods for Meryl Streep (who has now secured her 15th career BAFTA nomination), Emily Blunt, Emma Stone, Amy Adams and Natalie Portman. That’s definitely a tough category to call with superb performances in all of the films.


Best supporting actress nominations include Naomie Harris, Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman and Michelle Williams with Hugh Grant, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Dev Patel up for best supporting actor. 

Director Damien Chazelle is Bafta-shortlisted in both the director and original screenplay categories. Kenneth Lonergan and Tom Ford also receive dual director and screenplay nods for MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and NOCTURNAL ANIMALS respectively.

ARRIVAL’s Denis Villeneuve joins Chazelle, Ford, Loach and Lonergan in the best director category.

You can take a look at all of the nominations in the list below.

The 2017 Bafta Film Awards will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 12 February.

Best film


I, Daniel Blake

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea


Outstanding British film

American Honey


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I, Daniel Blake

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow


Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals

Ken Loach – I, Daniel Blake

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

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

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 actress

Viola Davis – Fences

Naomie Harris – Moonlight

Nicole Kidman – Lion

Hayley Squires – I, Daniel Blake

Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Supporting actor

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel – Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

Original screenplay

Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan

I, Daniel Blake – Paul Laverty

La La Land – Damien Chazelle

Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Adapted screenplay

Arrival – Eric Heisserer

Hacksaw Ridge – Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight

Hidden Figures – Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroeder

Lion – Luke Davies

Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

The Girl with All the Gifts – Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)

The Hard Stop – George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)

Notes on Blindness – Peter Middleton (writer/director/producer), James Spinney (writer/director), Jo-Jo Ellison (producer)

The Pass – John Donnelly (writer), Ben A William (director)

Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers)

Film not in the English language

Dheepan – Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux

Julieta – Pedro Almodovar

Mustang – Deniz Gamze Erguven, Charles Gillibert

Son of Saul – Laszlo Nemes, Gabor Sipos

Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski


The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

The Eagle Huntress

Notes on Blindness



Animated film

Finding Dory

Kubo and the Two Strings



Original music

Arrival – Johann Johannsson

Jackie – Mica Levi

La La Land – Justin Hurwitz

Lion – Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka

Nocturnal Animals – Abel Korzeniowski


Arrival – Bradford Young

Hell or High Water – Giles Nuttgens

La La Land – Linus Sandgren

Lion – Greig Fraser

Nocturnal Animals – Seamus McGarvey


Arrival – Joe Walker

Hacksaw Ridge – John Gilbert

La La Land – Tom Cross

Manchester by the Sea – Jennifer Lame

Nocturnal Animals – Joan Sobel

Production design

Doctor Strange – John Bush, Charles Wood

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock

Hail, Caesar! – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

La La Land – Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco

Nocturnal Animals – Shane Valentino, Meg Everist

Costume design

Allied – Joanna Johnston

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Colleen Atwood

Florence Foster Jenkins – Consolata Boyle

Jackie – Madeline Fontaine

La La Land – Mary Zophres

Make-up and hair

Doctor Strange – Jeremy Woodhead

Florence Foster Jenkins – J Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips

Hacksaw Ridge – Shane Thomas

Nocturnal Animals – Donald Mowat, Yolanda Toussieng

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Nominees to be confirmed


Arrival – Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariepy Strobl, Sylvain Bellemare

Deepwater Horizon – Mike Prestwood Smith, Dror Mohar, Wylie Stateman, David Wyman

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Niv Adiri, Glenn Freemantle, Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Ian Tapp

Hacksaw Ridge – Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright

La La Land – Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Ai-Ling Lee, Steve A Morrow, Andy Nelson

Special visual effects

Arrival – Louis Morin

Doctor Strange – Richard Bluff, Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, Christian Manz, David Watkins

The Jungle Book – Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Neil Corbould, Hal Hickel, Mohen Leo, John Knoll, Nigel Sumner

British short animation

The Alan Dimension – Jac Clinch, Jonathan Harbottle, Millie Marsh

A Love Story – Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King

Tough – Jennifer Zheng

British short film

Consumed – Richard John Seymour

Home – Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, Scott O’Donnell

Mouth of Hell – Bart Gavigan, Samir Mehanovic, Ailie Smith, Michael Wilson

The Party – Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming, Andrea Harkin, Conor MacNeill

Standby – Charlotte Regan, Jack Hannon

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)

Laia Costa

Lucas Hedges

Tom Holland

Ruth Negga

Anya Taylor-Joy


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