Awards favourite The Favourite leads 2019 Film BAFTA nominations

The Favourite – a biting satire about two women vying to become the favourite of Queen Anne in the early 18th Century – has twelve nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, a full five ahead of the chasing pack, which includes the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, the latest A Star is Born remake and an intimate Mexican drama, Roma.

Olivia Colman has one of The Favourite’s 12 BAFTA nominations.

As well as being in the running for Best Film and Outstanding British Film, The Favourite – a UK/US/Irish co-production – is also up for Best Director, for Yorgos Lanthimos, and Best Original Screenplay for Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. Olivia Colman – who picked up a Golden Globe at the weekend – is in the running for Best Actress with her two co-stars, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, up against each other in the contest for Best Supporting Actress.

Colman will face competition from fellow Golden Globe winner Glenn Close, as well as A Star is Born’s Lady Gaga.

Other Golden Globe winners in contention include Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek and Vice’s Christian Bale in the Best Actor category. Bale’s is one of six nominations for the biopic of the former US Vice President Dick Cheney, including supporting actor Sam Rockwell and supporting actress Amy Adams.

There are five nominations for BLACKkKLANSMAN, including Spike Lee for writing and directing and Adam Driver in the best supporting actor category, but not one for the star, John David Washington.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are both nominated for leading actor awards

Alongside BLACKkKLANSMAN, with five nominations, is A Star is Born’s Bradley Cooper himself – for Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Original Music. But the most nominations for an individual in the history of BAFTA is the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, who has a mention in every one of Roma’s six categories.

While the British Academy tends to prioritise British talent, Emily Blunt has failed to pick up a nomination for her portrayal of Mary Poppins, despite being in the running for a Golden Globe. But one British star who – despite decades of critically acclaimed roles – has never been nominated for a BAFTA before is Richard E Grant, who said he was “absolutely chuffed to bits” to hear that he was up for the Best Supporting Actor prize for Can You Ever Forgive Me? Steve Coogan – first nominated for an acting BAFTA with Philomena – is in the running for Best Actor for playing the smaller half of Laurel & Hardy in Stan & Ollie. And there’s a best supporting actress nomination for Claire Foy, for her portrayal of the astronaut Neil Armstrong’s wife in First Man.

Alongside The Favourite, BLACKkKLANSMAN, Green Book and If Beale Street Could Talk are among the films boosting the diversity of the nominees – but one of the most hotly tipped films, Black Panther, came away with only one nomination, in the Special Effects category.

The chair of BAFTA, Dame Pippa Harris, welcomed what she saw as the “huge diversity” on the list and the “range of voices and stories being told.” But she acknowledged that there was still a huge amount to be done to improve representation, with only 10% of the films submitted for the Best Director category – and none of those shortlisted – being directed by women. On screen, it was a better year for women; the actress Hayley Squires, who announced some of the nominations this morning, said it was fantastic that the most nominated film was led by three women, often being ugly and vicious.

Because of the inevitable British leaning of the British Academy voters – not least the inclusion of specific categories available only to films with British involvement – the BAFTAs aren’t necessarily a clear indication of who might end up walking away with Oscars at the end of Awards Season, but any nominees who end up in the running for America’s Academy Awards will certainly receive a boost from any recognition they receive in London, ten days before Oscar voting closes.

Here is the full list of nominees for the awards, to be handed out at the Royal Albert Hall on 10th February:

BEST FILM

  • 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

DOCUMENTARY

  • FREE SOLO Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
  • McQUEEN Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
  • RBG Julie Cohen, Betsy West
  • THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD Peter Jackson
  • THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS Tim Wardle, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Becky Read

ANIMATED FILM

  • INCREDIBLES 2 Brad Bird, John Walker
  • ISLE OF DOGS Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson
  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord

DIRECTOR

  • BLACKkKLANSMAN Spike Lee
  • COLD WAR Paweł Pawlikowski
  • THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Lanthimos
  • ROMA Alfonso Cuarón
  • A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • 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

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • 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

LEADING ACTRESS

  • GLENN CLOSE The Wife
  • LADY GAGA A Star Is Born
  • MELISSA McCARTHY Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • OLIVIA COLMAN The Favourite
  • VIOLA DAVIS Widows

LEADING ACTOR

  • BRADLEY COOPER A Star Is Born
  • CHRISTIAN BALE Vice
  • RAMI MALEK Bohemian Rhapsody
  • STEVE COOGAN Stan & Ollie
  • VIGGO MORTENSEN Green Book

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • AMY ADAMS Vice
  • CLAIRE FOY First Man
  • EMMA STONE The Favourite
  • MARGOT ROBBIE Mary Queen of Scots
  • RACHEL WEISZ The Favourite

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • ADAM DRIVER BlacKkKlansman
  • MAHERSHALA ALI Green Book
  • RICHARD E. GRANT Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • SAM ROCKWELL Vice
  • TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET Beautiful Boy

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • 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

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Newton Thomas Sigel
  • COLD WAR Łukasz Żal
  • THE FAVOURITE Robbie Ryan
  • FIRST MAN Linus Sandgren
  • ROMA Alfonso Cuarón

EDITING

  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY John Ottman
  • THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Mavropsaridis
  • FIRST MAN Tom Cross
  • ROMA Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough
  • VICE Hank Corwin

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • 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
  • ROMA Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enríquez

COSTUME DESIGN

  • THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS Mary Zophres
  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Julian Day
  • THE FAVOURITE Sandy Powell
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS Sandy Powell
  • 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

SOUND

  • 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

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

  • I’M OK Elizabeth Hobbs, Abigail Addison, Jelena Popović
  • MARFA Greg 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, Thomas Bidegain, Balthazar de Ganay
  • WALE Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater, Edward Speleers

EE RISING STAR AWARD

  • BARRY KEOGHAN
  • CYNTHIA ERIVO
  • JESSIE BUCKLEY
  • LAKEITH STANFIELD
  • LETITIA WRIGHT