The BAFTA 2015 nominations are announced
Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Emma Stone and more...
British names have been appearing on nomination lists from the SAG to the Golden Globes (which take place tonight in LA) and Buro 24/7 has just seen the list of nominations for BAFTA 2015. It has been a stellar year for British filmmaking and acting talent with The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything making huge waves on both sides of the atlantic. If we were in any doubt before, we are not anymore – Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne have arrived. Both leading men have received best actor nods on every list this awards season and the BAFTA's are no different. Oscars nominations are still to be announced and we look forward to seeing if they can complete the set.
Continuing to keep familiar company, they are joined by fellow Brit, Ralph Fiennes, for his portrayal of a fragrant hotel concierge in Wes Anderson's characteristically stylised comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel, which, with its ten other technical nods has recieved the highest number of nominations this year. Michael Keaton joins them for his lead role in the critically acclaimed technical masterpiece Birdman. His compatriot, Jake Gyllenhaal, is nominated for his portrayal of a weaselly ambulance chaser in Nightcrawler.
British ladies Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike, Imelda Staunton and new mother-to-be Keira Knightly are all honoured for leading and supporting roles respectively joining the likes of Reese Witherspoon, who's story of a 1,000 mile journey of self discovery in Wild has created much buzz this awards season. Amy Adams, Emma Stone and Rene Russo are all in with a chance this year too.
The Best Film category is packed with the same titles that have brought the acting talent to the list with Birdman, Boyhood and The Grandbudapest Hotel making the top five. The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything complete the list, but also appear in the Outstanding British Film category, doubling their chances of scooping a win at the awards.
BAFTA's annual Rising Star Award is the ultimate acknowledgement for emerging British Talent with 2014 winner Will Poulter now an established name in Hollywood we are keeping an eye on the list of formidable young actors on the rise which includes The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie and Divergent Shaileen Woodley
Stay tuned to Buro 24/7 for all the red carpet action and winners announcements for the first in all the news this awards season...