The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (also known as the BAFTA) Awards are always worth a look, especially if you’re looking for an idea of what to expect from the upcoming Academy Award nominations. The 2014 BAFTA Award nominations are released, and we have the full list below. 12 YEARS A SLAVE, AMERICAN HUSTLE, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS and GRAVITY all got multiple noms in various categories, though no love for Spike Jonze’s HER and the Matthew McConaughey vehicles MUD and DALLAS BUYERS CLUB seem to have been overlooked as well. Then again this is the BAFTAs, so maybe those films just didn’t resonate with British audiences. GRAVITY is the big winner so far, with 11 total nominations. Take a look at the list and see if you agree or disagree with any of them. The Awards will air on Sunday, February 16.

Best Film

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • Philomena

Outstanding British film

  • Gravity
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Philomena
  • Rush
  • Saving Mr Banks
  • The Selfish Giant

Best Actor

  • Christian Bale (American Hustle)
  • Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
  • Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

Best Actress

  • Amy Adams (American Hustle)
  • Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
  • Judi Dench (Philomena)
  • Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips)
  • Daniel Bruhl (Rush)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
  • Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
  • Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  • Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
  • Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
  • Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
  • David O Russell (American Hustle)
  • Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Captain Phillips
  • Philomena
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

  • American Hustle
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Gravity
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska

Best Documentary

  • The Act of Killing
  • The Armstrong Lie
  • Blackfish
  • Tim’s Vermeer
  • We Steal Secrets

Best Animated Film

  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen
  • Monsters University

Rising Stars

  • Dane DeHaan
  • George MacKay
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Will Poulter
  • Lea Seydoux

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer

  • Colin Carberry (Writer of Good Vibrations)
  • Kelly Marcel (Writer of Saving Mr. Banks)
  • Kieren Evans (Director/Writer of Kelly + Victor)
  • Paul Wright (Director/Writer of For Those in Peril)
  • Scott Graham (Director/Writer of Shell)

Film Not In English Language

  • The Act of Killing
  • Blue Is The Warmest Colour
  • The Great Beauty
  • Metro Manila
  • Wadjda

Original Music

  • 12 Years a Slave – Hans Zimmer
  • The Book Thief – John Williams
  • Captain Phillips –  Henry Jackman
  • Gravity – Steven Price
  • Saving Mr. Banks –  Thomas Newman


  • 12 Years a Slave – Sean Bobbitt
  • Captain Phillips – Barry Ackroyd
  • Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel
  • Nebraska – Phedon Papamichael


  • 12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker
  • Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
  • Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
  • Rush – Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – Thelma Schoonmaker

Production Design

  • 12 Years a Slave – Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
  • American Hustle – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
  • Behind The Candelabra – Howard Cummings
  • Gravity – Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard
  • The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

Our thanks to the fine folks at SlashFilm for catching these.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.