Well... It's official! Award season is on!! With the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, BAFTA nominations being announced today and the Oscar nominations being announced next Thursday, it's Award fever!!
The recently engaged Stephen Fry along with Sam Claffin announced today the British Academy Film Awards nominations. With the ceremony being held in a month from now, the BAFTA have been considered for the past years as a prelude to the Oscars, as the majority of the films nominated by the British academy, are also nominated and sometimes awarded by the Academy.
So, if the pattern continues, we might see The Grand Budapest Hotel (11 nominations) and Boyhood nominated from the American Academy as well. Other films that were favored by the British Academy are: The Imitation Game, The Theory Of Everything, Gone Girl, Birdman, Big Eyes and Wild. Similar more or less to the Globes nominations.
It was really nice to see on the British film nominations '71 and Pride and a bit surprised (as was Stephen Fry) to see Paddington make it to the nominations... Also, very excited to see in the Documentary category, 20,000 Days On Earth - the Nick Cave documentary!
See the full list here http://awards.bafta.org/award/2015/film or have a look a look at the video below.
And not to say "I told you so" but well... I told you so! This year nominated for the 2015 EE Rising Star Award is among others, Jack O' Connel! Told ya... rising star!
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....