Today the nominations for the BAFTA Film Awards were announced, with Guillermo Del Toro’s grown-up fantasy The Shape Of Water leading the pack with 12 nods. It scored nominations for Best Film, Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Sound, Editing and Special Visual Effects. Guillermo del Toro is nominated for both Director and Original Screenplay, Sally Hawkins for Leading Actress and Octavia Spencer for Supporting Actress.
Next up were Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which both receives nine nominations; Blade Runner 2049 and Dunkirk with eight, and I, Tonya with five. Many were surprised that Blade Runner 2049 did so well, especially as it scored a coveted Best Director nomination, alongside nods in numerous technical category.
Call Me By Your Name picked up four nominations, including Best Film and Adapted Screenplay for gay writer James Ivory. Luca Guadagnino is nominated for Director, while Timothée Chalamet is nominated for Leading Actor. There was no nomination though in the Supporting Actor category for Armie Hammer, despite him going into awards season as one of the frontrunners for the equivalent Oscar.
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