On Thursday, many films secured their top spots in the BAFTA nominations for several coveted titles like Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor/actress. Check out who is dominating with maximum spots.
Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer and Emma Stone in Poor Things
The month of January has been a glorious month with the highest honors like Golden Globes and Emmys crediting the best of talents in the entertainment industry. The latest of such celebration is the nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, also known as BAFTA. The annual event is a prestigious honor to celebrate the best British and international contributions to films. On Thursday, many films secured their top spots in the nominations for several coveted titles like Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor/actress, and the atomic bomb biopic, Oppenheimer is leading them all with a total of 13 nominations. Following Christopher Nolan’s epic film are two films that also won hearts with their commendable performances – Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and Yorgos Lanthimos’ black, science-fiction comedy ‘Poor Things’ each with 11 and 9 nominations.
The nominations were announced on January 18 from London with the period film Oppenheimer dominating the majority of categories. The biopic, based on scientist J. Robert features Cilian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr, and Emily Blunt in pivotal roles, and each of them secured a nomination for best actor, best supporting actor category. It also marks a key moment for director Christopher Nolan as he has a high chance to win the award, making it his first BAFTA. The black satire, science-fiction film Poor Things is also vying for the top nominations with a total of nine spots such as Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Film, and screenplay as well. The third position in the nominations is bagged by Martin Scorsese’s crime thriller ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’
Bradley Cooper’s biopic Maestro and Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall secured seven nominations each. However, Greta Gerwig’s fantasy-comedy Barbie is left in the dust as it barely managed to grab five nominations.
Here’s a list of some of the categories with the anticipated wins...
Fantasia Barrino for The Color Purple
Sandra Hüller for Anatomy of a Fall
Carey Mulligan for Maestro
Vivian Oparah for Rye Lane
Margot Robbie for Barbie
Emma Stone for Poor Things
Anticipated win: Emma Stone (Poor Things) or Margot Robbie (Barbie)
Bradley Cooper for Maestro
Colman Domingo for Rustin
Paul Giamatti for The Holdovers
Barry Keoghan for Saltburn
Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer
Teo Yoo from Past Lives
Anticipated win: Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer
Andrew Haigh for All of Us Strangers
Justine Triet for Anatomy of a Fall
Alexander Payne for The Holdovers
Bradley Cooper for Maestro
Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer
Jonathan Glazer for The Zone of Interest
Anticipated win: Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer
Meanwhile, Saltburn’s Jacob Elordi is competing fiercely with Oppenheimer’s Robert Downey Jr and Barbie’s Ryan Gosling.
BAFTA awards will take place in London on the 18th February