The (Somewhat Surprising) BAFTA Nominations Are Here

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The 2018 BAFTA nominations were announced this morning, and the lineup's somewhat surprising: Jordan Peele's Get Out pulled in less nominations than we expected, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 was shown more love than we predicted, and Steven Spielberg's The Post was shut out (perhaps that one'll receive more attention from the Academy). It's all very interesting!

Here's the complete list of nominees, via Deadline:

BEST FILM
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME 
DARKEST HOUR 
DUNKIRK 
THE SHAPE OF WATER 
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI 

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
DARKEST HOUR 
THE DEATH OF STALIN 
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY 
LADY MACBETH 
PADDINGTON 2 
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI 

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
THE GHOUL Gareth Tunley (Writer/Director/Producer)
I AM NOT A WITCH Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director)
JAWBONE Johnny Harris (Writer/Producer)
KINGDOM OF US Lucy Cohen (Director)
LADY MACBETH Alice Birch (Writer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ELLE
FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER 
THE HANDMAIDEN 
LOVELESS 
THE SALESMAN 

DOCUMENTARY
CITY OF GHOSTS 
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO 
ICARUS 
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL 
JANE

ANIMATED FILM
COCO 
LOVING VINCENT 
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE 

DIRECTOR
BLADE RUNNER 2049, Denis Villeneuve
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, Luca Guadagnino
DUNKIRK, Christopher Nolan
THE SHAPE OF WATER, Guillermo del Toro
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, Martin McDonagh

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
GET OUT, Jordan Peele
I, TONYA, Steven Rogers
LADY BIRD, Greta Gerwig
THE SHAPE OF WATER, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, Martin McDonagh

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, James Ivory
THE DEATH OF STALIN, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, David Schneider
FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, Matt Greenhalgh
MOLLY’S GAME, Aaron Sorkin
PADDINGTON 2, Simon Farnaby, Paul King

LEADING ACTRESS
ANNETTE BENING, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
FRANCES McDORMAND, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
MARGOT ROBBIE, I, Tonya
SALLY HAWKINS, The Shape of Water
SAOIRSE RONAN, Lady Bird

LEADING ACTOR
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, Phantom Thread
DANIEL KALUUYA, Get Out
GARY OLDMAN, Darkest Hour
JAMIE BELL, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET, Call Me by Your Name

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
ALLISON JANNEY, I, Tonya
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS, Darkest Hour
LAURIE METCALF, Lady Bird
LESLEY MANVILLE, Phantom Thread
OCTAVIA SPENCER, The Shape of Water

SUPPORTING ACTOR
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, All the Money in the World
HUGH GRANT, Paddington 2
SAM ROCKWELL, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
WILLEM DAFOE, The Florida Project
WOODY HARRELSON, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

ORIGINAL MUSIC
BLADE RUNNER 2049, Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer
DARKEST HOUR, Dario Marianelli
DUNKIRK Hans Zimm,er
PHANTOM THREAD, Jonny Greenwood
THE SHAPE OF WATER, Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY
BLADE RUNNER 2049, Roger Deakins
DARKEST HOUR, Bruno Delbonnel
DUNKIRK, Hoyte van Hoytema
THE SHAPE OF WATER, Dan Laustsen
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, Ben Davis

EDITING
BABY DRIVER, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
BLADE RUNNER 2049, Joe Walker
DUNKIRK, Lee Smith
THE SHAPE OF WATER, Sidney Wolinsky
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, Jon Gregory

PRODUCTION DESIGN
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
BLADE RUNNER 2049 
DARKEST HOUR 
DUNKIRK 
THE SHAPE OF WATER 

COSTUME DESIGN
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 
DARKEST HOUR 
I, TONYA 
PHANTOM THREAD 
THE SHAPE OF WATER

MAKE UP & HAIR
BLADE RUNNER 2049 
DARKEST HOUR 
I, TONYA 
VICTORIA & ABDUL 
WONDER 

SOUND
BABY DRIVER 
BLADE RUNNER 2049 
DUNKIRK 
THE SHAPE OF WATER 
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI 

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
BLADE RUNNER 2049 
DUNKIRK 
THE SHAPE OF WATER 
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI 
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
HAVE HEART 
MAMOON 
POLES APART 

BRITISH SHORT FILM
AAMIR
COWBOY DAVE 
A DROWNING MAN 
WORK 
WREN BOYS 

EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
DANIEL KALUUYA
FLORENCE PUGH
JOSH O’CONNOR
TESSA THOMPSON
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET

What do you folks think? Did the BAFTAs get it right? Not so much? How does this impact your predictions for the forthcoming Academy Award nominations? Sound off in the comments below.

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