The Favourite leads BAFTA nominations with 12 nods

Olivia Colman is up for the Best Leading Actress prize, while her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will compete in the Supporting Actress category.

The Favourite looks set for victory at the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards after earning 12 nominations.

As well as receiving a nod for Best Film and Outstanding British Film, Olivia Colman is up for the Best Leading Actress prize - hot on the heels of her Golden Globe award win. Meanwhile, her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will battle it out for the Best Supporting Actress gong, but will also have some tough competition, however, from Amy Adams for Vice, Claire Foy for First Man and Margot Robbie for Mary, Queen of Scots.

A Star Is Born also received multiple nominations, as expected, including one for director Bradley Cooper and star Lady Gaga. Gaga missed out on a Golden Globe for her role as wannabe singer Ally in the film, to Glenn Close for The Wife, and will face the actress once again in the Leading Actress category. The pair will also compete against Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Viola Davis for Widows.

In addition to being nominated for Best Director for A Star Is Born, his directorial debut, Bradley features in the Best Leading Actor category. He also faces the person he lost the equivalent Golden Globe to - Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody - as well as Christian Bale for Vice, Steve Coogan for Stan & Ollie and Viggo Mortensen for Green Book.

Viggo's Green Book co-star Mahershala Ali received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, meanwhile, and will battle it out against Timothee Chalamet for Beautiful Boy, Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Sam Rockwell for Vice and Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman.

Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman also saw him receive a nomination for Best Director, and will go up for Best Film against A Star Is Born, The Favourite, Green Book and Roma. Since 2000, when the BAFTAs changed their place in the calendar to take place before the Oscars, eight of the Best Picture BAFTA winners have gone on to win the equivalent prize at the Academy Awards.

It was previously announced that Letitia Wright, Lakeith Stanfield, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Keoghan and Jessie Buckley will compete for the EE Rising Star prize at the awards.

The nominations were announced on Wednesday morning (09Jan19) by The Maze Runner star Will Poulter and I, Daniel Blake star Hayley Squires.

The 2019 BAFTA Film Awards take place on 10 February at London's Royal Albert Hall, and will be hosted by Joanna Lumley for the second consecutive year.

The main list of nominees are as follows:

Best Film:


A Star Is Born

The Favourite

Green Book


Outstanding British Film:

The Favourite

Stan & Ollie


Bohemian Rhapsody


You Were Never Really Here

Best Leading Actor:

Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born

Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody

Christian Bale - Vice

Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Steve Coogan - Stan & Ollie

Best Leading Actress:

Glenn Close - The Wife

Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born

Olivia Colman - The Favourite

Viola Davis - Widows

Best Supporting Actor:

Timothee Chalamet - Beautiful Boy

Mahershala Ali - Green Book

Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell - Vice

Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman

Best Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams - Vice

Emma Stone - The Favourite

Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Claire Foy - First Man

Margot Robbie - Mary Queen of Scots

EE Rising Star Award:

Letita Wright

Lakeith Stanfield

Jessie Buckley

Cynthia Erivo

Barry Keoghan

Best Director:

Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born

Alfonso Cuaron - Roma

Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski - Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite

Best Original Screenplay:

Alfonso Cuaron - Roma

Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara - The Favourite

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly - Green Book

Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowackicold - Cold War

Adam McKay - Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee - BlackKklansman

Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Josh Singer - First Man

Bradley Cooper, Eric Roth, Will Fetters - A Star is Born

Best Animated Film:

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Film Not in the English Language:


Cold War




Best Original Music:

Terence Blanchard - BlackKklansman

Nicholas Britell - If Beale Street Could Talk

Alexandre Desplat - Isle of Dogs

Marc Shaiman - Mary Poppins Returns

Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson - A Star Is Born

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