Gravity tipped for big night at BAFTAs with 11 nominations

Gravity is the movie to beat at this year’s (14) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards after landing 11 nominations. The space thriller is up for top awards including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron and Best Actress for Sandra Bullock.
Other films tipped for a big night include 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle, which boast 10 nods each. Tom Hanks’ Captain Phillips has nine while his other movie, Saving Mr. Banks, is nominated in five categories.
Gravity, 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips and Philomena will compete for the coveted Best Film prize.
Bullock will battle it out in the Best Actress category with Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), and Dame Judi Dench (Philomena), while the male stars up for Best Actor include Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Christian Bale (American Hustle), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street) and Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips).
Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street) are up against Cuaron for Best Director.
British stars Luke Evans and Helen McCrory announced the nominations on Wednesday morning (08Jan13) in London. The trophies will be handed out at the Royal Opera House in the U.K. capital on 16 February (14).
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Best Film:
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Outstanding British Film:
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Saving Mr. Banks
The Selfish Giant
Leading Actor:
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf Of Wall Street
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Leading Actress:
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Judi Dench – Philomena
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Daniel Bruhl – Rush
Matt Damon – Behind The Candelabra
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years A Slave
Supporting Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave
Oprah Winfrey – The Butler
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf Of Wall Street
Original Screenplay:
American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer/David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron/Jonas Cuaron
Inside Llewyn Davis – Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
Nebraska – Bob Nelson
Adapted Screenplay:
12 Years A Slave – John Ridley
Behind The Candelabra – Richard LaGravenese
Captain Phillips – Billy Ray
Philomena – Steve Coogan/Jeff Pope
The Wolf Of Wall Street – Terence Winter
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer:
Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson – Good Vibrations
Kelly Marcel – Saving Mr. Banks
Kieran Evans – Kelly + Victor
Paul Wright, Polly Stokes – For Those In Peril
Scott Graham – Shell
Film Not In The English Language:
The Act Of Killing
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
The Great Beauty
Metro Manila
The Act Of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Tim’s Vermeer
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks
Animated Film:
Despicable Me 2
Monsters University
Original Film Music:
12 Years A Slave
The Book Thief
Captain Phillips
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips
Inside Llewyn Davis
12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips
The Wolf Of Wall Street
Production Design:
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
Behind The Candelabra
The Great Gatsby
Costume Design:
American Hustle
Behind The Candelabra
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
Saving Mr. Banks
Make-Up And Hair:
American Hustle
Behind The Candelabra
The Butler
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Inside Llewyn Davis
Special Visual Effects:
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness
British Short Animation:
Everything I Can See From Here
I Am Tom Moody
Sleeping With The Fishes
British Short Film:
Island Queen
Keeping Up With The Joneses
Orbit Ever After
Room 8
Sea View
The Rising Star Award:
Dane Dehaan
George Mackay
Lupita Nyong’o
Will Poulter
Lea Seydoux