2016 BAFTA Nominations



Oh BAFTA, you usually make me happy with your random nominations. So what happened to the Supporting Actor category? Actually, there are a few surprises here. Here's a list of the 2016 BAFTA nominees. My thoughts as always follow in green.

BEST FILM
The Big Short 
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Revenant 
Spotlight
I haven't seen Bridge of Spies or Carol. I'm sure all of these will be in the Oscar line up too, though there are better films out there than a few of these. (Room, Brooklyn, Star Wars, for example)


OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
45 Years
Amy
Brooklyn
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
The Lobster


OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Alex Garland - Ex Machina
Debbie Tucker Green - Second Coming
Naji Abu Nowar - Theeb
Sean McAllister - A Syrian Love Story
Stephen Fingleton - The Survivalist


FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
The Assassin 
Force Majeure
Theeb
Timbuktu
Wild Tales


DOCUMENTARY
Amy
Cartel Land
He Named me Malala
Listen to me Marlon
Sherpa


ANIMATED FILM
Inside Out
Minions
Shaun The Sheep
I'm so over Inside Out at this point. I hate that it's completely mediocre and has zero competition this year. (Aside from Anomalisa, which isn't nominated here. No idea if it's released in the UK yet or not)


DIRECTOR
The Big Short -  Adam McKay
Bridge of Spies - Steven Spielberg
Carol -  Todd Haynes
The Martian - Ridley Scott
The Revenant -  Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Like I said in my Big Short review, I love that Adam McKay is getting recognized for all of this. He did a tremendous job. Ridley Scott is a surprise. I assumed he'll still miss at the Oscars.


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
Spotlight
Bleh. Inside Out again. I love that Ex Machina and Spotlight got in here.


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
Room
Steve Jobs
I think this will be the Oscar line up too.


LEADING ACTOR
Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl
Leonardo DiCaprio -  The Revenant
Matt Damon -  The Martian
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
I can't argue with these. DiCaprio is the clear winner though.


LEADING ACTRESS
Alicia Vikander -  The Danish Girl
Brie Larson -  Room
Cate Blanchett -  Carol
Maggie Smith -  The Lady in the Van
Saoirse Ronan -  Brooklyn
They actually put Vikander in Lead where she belongs! And of course they found a place to nominate Dame Maggie.


SUPPORTING ACTOR
Benicio Del Toro -  Sicario
Christian Bale -  The Big Short
Idris Elba -  Beasts of No Nation
Mark Ruffalo -  Spotlight
Mark Rylance -  Bridge of Spies
This category sucks outside of Del Toro and Ruffalo. Paul Dano, Michael Shannon, and Jacob Tremblay (since they're not campaigning him as a lead) should be here. I really thought BAFTA would show Dano some love here, they did previously for There Will Be Blood.


SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh -  The Hateful Eight
Julie Walters -  Brooklyn
Kate Winslet -  Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara -  Carol
For some reason Rooney is in supporting but Alicia wasn't for The Danish Girl? They really wanted Dame Maggie in there.


ORIGINAL MUSIC
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight 
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
They must have more relaxed rules on music because I'm pretty sure Star Wars won't qualify at the Oscars, which is a shame. I love the other nominees (that I've seen) though.


CINEMATOGRAPHY
Bridge of Spies -  Janusz Kamiński
Carol -  Ed Lachman
Mad Max: Fury Road -  John Seale
The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario -  Roger Deakins
Roger Deakins needs to win all the cinematography awards this year.


EDITING
The Big Short 
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant


PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bridge of Spies
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road 
The Martian 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This is the one place I think Crimson Peak deserves to be, and they missed here. That's a shame. 


COSTUME DESIGN
Brooklyn 
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road


MAKE UP & HAIR
Brooklyn 
Carol
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant 
I love that Mad Max is hitting all these categories. The Revenant is a great inclusion too. Those bear wounds...


SOUND
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Ant-Man 
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
It's bullshit that Age of Ultron isn't here. I know people didn't love it, but visually, that film was stunning. Just look at the Vision for fuck's sake.


BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
Edmond 
Manoman
Prologue 


BRITISH SHORT FILM
Eelephant
Mining Poems or Odes
Operator
Over 
Samuel-613


THE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
BEL POWLEY
BRIE LARSON
DAKOTA JOHNSON
JOHN BOYEGA
TARON EGERTON
I can't argue with any of these. (Well, except Dakota Johnson) the rest are great.

12 comments:

  1. The lack of Hardy discredits them completely. Legend was such a huge hit in UK.

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    1. I thought he'd make it in there for Legend too. That really surprised me.

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  2. I hope Brie Larson and John Boyega get Rising Star Award. I think Mad Max will get the award for best cinematography over Sicario. I like seeing Amy nominated for best British Film

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    1. I feel like I'll be bummed about anything winning cinematrography over Sicario because it was just so beautifully shot. Mad Max was too, but I just think Sicario has a leg up.

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  3. For the Rising Star prize, anyone but Dakota Johnson.

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    1. lol, right? She seems like a nice girl, and I actually liked her quite a bit on SNL, but she hasn't been good in any movies I've seen of hers.

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  4. Sicario needs to be in every category tho! I keep forgetting Bridge of Spies was even a thing...

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  5. I haven't seen The Danish Girl yet but a favourite from mine in 2015 was Ex Machina so I'd say that would be my outstanding British film of the year.

    I think BAFTA will give best film to Carol although, again, I haven't seen The Revenant.

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    1. Ex Machina is one of my favorites too. I haven't seen Carol yet, but I have seen The Revenant, which is excellent.

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  6. Really happy for Del Toro and Vikander's double noms. And Amy in British Film is a pretty great nom, too.

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    1. Del Toro deserved it. He shouldn't have been sitting out this awards season.

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