#FilmisGREAT as Academy and BAFTA Award nominations announced

British film continues to excel with talent across the sector proving the strength of UK creative industries. Both the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA Film Awards) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy Awards) nominations highlight a slew of British talent. #FilmisGREAT indeed.

UK creative industries professionals, productions and co-productions nominated for the 90th Academy Awards, revealed on 23 January 2018, include:

  • Baby Driver – Julian Slater for Best Sound Editing and co-nominated for Best Sound Mixing
  • Beauty and the Beast – Jacqueline Durran for Best Costume Design, Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer for Best Production Design
  • Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins for Best Cinematography, Theo Green co-nominated for Best Sound Editing
  • Darkest Hour – Best Picture, Gary Oldman for Best Actor, Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer for Best Production Design
  • Dunkirk – Best Picture, Nathan Crowley co-nominated for Best Production Design, Jaqueline Durran for Best Costume Design
  • Get Out – Daniel Kaluuya for Best Actor
  • Loving Vincent – Hugh Welchman co-nominated for Best Animated Feature Film
  • Phantom Thread – Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor, Lesley Manville for Best Supporting Actress, Jonny Greenwood for Best Original Score
  • The Shape of Water – Sally Hawkins for Best Actress
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould for Best Special Effects
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri – Best Picture and Martin McDonagh for Best Original Screenplay
  • Victoria & Abdul – Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Meanwhile, the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA Film Awards), in addition to similar above nominations, added these:

  • Darkest Hour – Kirsten Scott-Thomas for Best Supporting Actress
  • Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool – Jamir Bell for Best Actor and Matt Greenhalgh for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Paddington 2 – Simon Farnaby and Paul King for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • The Death of Stalin – Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin and David Schneider for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh for Best Director

They also honoured the following films for Outstanding British Film:

  • Darkest Hour
  • The Death of Stalin
  • God's Own Country
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Paddington 2
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

And Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director of Producer:

  • The Ghoul – Gareth Tunley (writer/director/producer), Jack Healy Guttman and Tom Meeten (producers)
  • I Am Not A Witch – Rungano Nyoni (writer/director), Emily Morgan (producer)
  • Jawbone – Johnny Harris (writer/producer), Thomas Napper (director)
  • Kingdom of Us – Lucy Cohen (director)
  • Lady Macbeth – Alice Birch (writer), William Oldroyd (director), Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly (producer)



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