2017 BAFTA nominations announced

Bafta 2017

Sophie Turner and Dominic Cooper were up bright and early this morning to announce this year's BAFTA nominations, and there was good news in store for an abundance of UA talent:

The wonderful I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s searing tale of an unwell carpenter battling the benefits system, leads the British pack with five nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Original Screenplay, Outstanding British Film, with Hayley Squires gaining a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Katie. The score was composed by George Fenton.

Also nominated in the Outstanding British Film category Denial, edited by Justine Wright and  Notes On Blindness, The sight-loss docu-drama starring Dan Skinner, scored a further two nods, also being named in the Best Documentary and Outstanding Debut fields.

The Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne is also up for five nominations, including Outstanding British Film

Hell or High Water directed by David Mackenzie gains a nod for Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography, and Supporting Actor for Jeff Bridges.

British indie film, The Pass is up for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, and was edited by Justine Wright, and Production Design by Peter Francis.

Jeremy Woodhead and Daniel Phillips are nominated for Best Makeup & Hair for Doctor Strange and Florence Foster Jenkins respectively.

This year’s prizes will be unveiled at a ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry in London on 12 February.

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