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OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Presented by Oprah Winfrey

This award is presented in honour of Alexander Korda. It is presented to the producer, director and writer(s) of the film.

This award was created to recognise initiative and endeavour in British film, aiming to reward outstanding and original British filmmaking which shows exceptional creativity and innovation. To be eligible, a film must have significant British creative involvement and be certified as British under one of the UK Film Council’s three definitions (http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/qualifying). Only exceptionally will a non - certified film be considered. A special chapter of BAFTA members vote to decide five nominations; a specially assembled jury then picks a sixth nomination from the ten films .

GRAVITY - Alfonso Cuarón (Producer/Director/Writer), David Heyman (Producer), Jonás Cuarón (Writer)
Gravity is the story of an astronaut’s struggle for survival when her shuttle is destroyed by space debris.
Alfonso Cuarón won the Film Not in the English Language category for Pan’s Labyrinth in 2007, and the Feature Film category at the 2004 Children’s Awards for Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004. He was also nominated for Outstanding British Film for Harry Potter, and for Film Not in the English Language and Original Screenplay for And Your Mother Too in 2003.
Heyman produced the Harry Potter films, for which he was nominated twice in this category and six times in the feature category at the British Academy Children’s Awards (winning twice). He was also nominated for a British Academy Television Award for producing the David Hare drama Page 8.
Jonás Cuarón is Alfonso’s son. His other credits include writing, directing and producing Anangaaq and The Year of the Nail.
Gravity is also nominated for Best Film. Alfonso Cuaron is also nominated for Original Screenplay, Editing, Director and Best Film.
Previous nominations:
Alfonso Cuarón : 5 (2 wins) Includes a British Academy Children’s Awards win
Heyman: 9 (2 wins) Includes six British Academy Children’s Award nominations (2 wins) and a British Academy Television Award nomination
Jonás Cuarón: None.
Watch Alfonso Cuarón’s 2007 BAFTA Life in Pictures interview

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM - Justin Chadwick (Director), Anant Singh, David M. Thompson (Producers), William Nicholson (Writer)
A biopic telling the story of Nelson Mandela’s journey from revolutionary to President of South Africa.
Chadwick won the Drama Serial category at the 2006 British Academy Television Awards for the BBC’s adaptation of Bleak House, for which he was also nominated in the Director Category at the Television Craft Awards. He was also nominated at the Television Awards for Stolen in 2012, and at the British Academy Children’s Awards for Children’s Ward in 1999.
Singh has produced more than 50 films, mainly in his native South Africa.
Thompson has won the Single Drama category at the British Academy Television Awards twice (in 1986 and 1994), and was nominated in the Mini Series category for The Crimson Petal & The White in 2012.
Nicholson was nominated in this category for Les Miserables last year, and has been nominated twice in the Screenplay categories, for Shadowlands in 1994 and Gladiator in 2001.
Previous nominations:
Chadwick – 4 (1 win) 3 British Academy Television Award nominations (1 win) and 1 British Academy Children’s Award nomination,
Thompson- 3 (2 wins) All British Academy Television Award nominations,
Nicholson- 3, Singh- None
Watch Nicholson’s BAFTA Screenwriter Lecture from 2011

PHILOMENA - Stephen Frears (Director), Tracey Seaward, Gabrielle Tana (Producers), Steve Coogan (Producer/Writer), Jeff Pope (Writer)
The true story of a woman who set out to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption, aided by investigative journalist Martin Sixsmith (played by Coogan in the film).
Frears and Seaward have been nominated in this category twice before, for Dirty Pretty Things and The Queen. Seaward also won Best Film as the producer of the Queen, and Frears was nominated in the Director category; he was also nominated in the Director category for Dangerous Liasons in 1990. He also has a number of nominations for British Academy Television Awards, including two wins for The Deal in 2004 and Going Gently in 1982. He was also presented with a Special Award for Creative Contribution to Television at the 1994 Television Awards.
Coogan has a number of Television Award nominations (and three wins) for his character Alan Partridge, and also won for his performance in The Trip in 2011. He was nominated for Outstanding Debut at the Film Awards for writing The Parole Officer, in which he also starred; his other film roles include 24 Hour Party People, Around the World in 80 Days, Night at the Museum, Coffee & Cigarettes, A Cock & Bull Story and this year’s Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
Tana’s other credits include Coriolanus, The Duchess and The Invisible Woman (nominated this yaer for Costume Design).
Pope is a producer and writer, and is currently Head of Factual Drama at ITV; he won a British Academy Television Award for producing See No Evil: The Moors Murders, and has been nominated on 6 other occasions in drama categories as a writer and/or producer. His other film credits include Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman.
Philomena is also nominated for Best Film. Coogan and Pope are also nominated for Adapted Screenplay.
Previous nominations:
Frears : 10 (2 wins) Includes 6 nominations (2 wins) for the British Academy Television Awards. Also presented with a special award.
See full details of Frears’ previous nominations and wins
Coogan: 10 (4 wins) Includes 9 nominations (4 wins) for the British Academy Television Awards
See full details of Coogan’s previous nominations and wins
Pope: 7 (1 win) All for British Academy Television Awards
See full details of Popes’s previous nominations and wins
Seaward: 3 (1 win), Tana: None

RUSH - Ron Howard (Director/ Producer), Andrew Eaton (Producer), Peter Morgan (Writer)
The true story of the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Howard has twice been nominated for both Best Film and Director, in 2002 for A Beautiful Mind, and in 2009 for Frost/Nixon. He was also nominated in the Feature category at the 2001 British Academy Children’s Awards for The Grinch. His other directing credits include The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13, Cocoon and Splash; before becoming a director, he was an actor, most notably in the sitcom, Happy Days.
Eaton has been nominated on this occasion three times previously, for A Cock & Bull Story, Wonderland and In This World, for which he was also won Film Not in the English Language. He has also been nominated for five British Academy Television Awards including a win in 2010 for the Channel 4 drama The Unloved.
Morgan won this category and Adapted Screenplay for The Last King of Scotland in 2007; in the same year he was nominated in this category and Original Screenplay for The Queen. He also won a British Television Craft Award for Longford in 2007, for he was also nominated for Single Drama at the Television Awards; he won Single Drama for The Deal in 2004.
Previous nominations:
Howard: 5 includes 1 British Academy Children’s Award nomination
Eaton: 9 (2 wins) includes 5 nominations (1 win) for British Academy Television Awards
Morgan: 8 (4 wins) includes 3 nominations (2 wins) for British Academy Television Awards
Watch Howard’s BAFTA Life In Pictures interview recorded in 2013
Watch Morgan’s BAFTA Screenwriter Lecture recorded in 2010

SAVING MR. BANKS - John Lee Hancock (Director), Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer (Producer), Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith (Writer)
The true story of the author P L Travers’ visit to Los Angeles to negotiate the screen rights to Mary Poppins with Walt Disney.
Hancock previously wrote and directed The Blind Side and the Alomo, and wrote the screenplay for Snow White and the Huntsman.
Owen won this category and was nominated for Best Film in 1999 for Elizabeth. She has also been nominated for British Academy Television Awards for Small Island and Smashie & Nicey.
Collie produced a documentary about P L Travers in 2002, and began developing the screenplay with Smith shortly afterwards. Collie’s other credits include a series of Australian television movies starring Guy Pearce as the detective Peter Temple; Smith’s include My Brother Jack and Peaches.
This is Marcel’s first produced feature screenplay and she is also nominated in the Outstanding Debut category. She previously created the US sci-fi drama Terra Nova, and has earlier credits as an actress.
Steuer’s other producer credits include The Chronicles of Narnia films, Oz The Great and Powerful, and The Shape of Things; he has earlier credits as Props Master on films including Driving Miss Daisy and Sid & Nancy.
Previous nominations:
Owen: 4 (1 win) includes 2 British Academy Television Award nominations
Hancock, Smith, Steuer, Marcel: None

THE SELFISH GIANT - Clio Barnard (Director/ Writer), Tracy O’Riordan (Producer)
A modern-day adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story of the same name, about two boys who work for a scrap merchant.
Barnard and O’Riordan were both previously nominated in the Outstanding Debut category for The Arbor in 2011.
Previous nominations- Both 1

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SHORT FILM and SHORT ANIMATION

Presented by Samantha Barks & Luke Evans

The Short Film Awards are open to entries from the UK only and provide an opportunity for British filmmakers to demonstrate their skills to the world. This Award encourages the essential growth and development of new talent within the British film industry. Films are only eligible if they demonstrate a substantial British contribution in the majority of the following areas: production company, finance, director, producer, writer, key animation talent, principal cast and crew. Films must be no more than 40 minutes in duration. Nominations for these awards are decided by a jury, and the winners voted for by a special chapter of BAFTA members.

SHORT ANIMATION

EVERYTHING I CAN SEE FROM HERE - Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Sam Taylor (Directors), Friederike Nicolaus (Producer)
In a desolate part of England a game of football comes to a standstill as the ball mysteriously goes missing. When a lonely stranger returns it the players have to decide whether or not to let him join in their game.
Aschim and Taylor are both designers, directors and animators, and both previously worked on Sylvain Chomet’s Oscar nominated film, The Illusionist.
Nicolaus is a London-based producer and co-founder of MAGNITUDE - a collective devoted to storytelling through various animation formats.
Previous nominations: None

I AM TOM MOODY - Ainslie Henderson
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.
Henderson won this award last year for his film The Making of Longbird.
Previous nominations: 1 (1 win)

SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES - Yousif Al-Khalifa (Director), James Walker (Producer), Sarah Woolner (Writer),
Sonja lives a lonely life as a fishmonger, more at ease with her fish than her customers, until one day a delivery man turns up who looks like a rainbow trout.
All three nominees are recent graduates from the National Film and Television School.
Previous nominations:None

SHORT FILM

ISLAND QUEEN - Ben Mallaby (Director), Nat Luurtsema, Emma Hughes (Producers)
Mim has lived her whole life on a little island with her best mate Danny. Her life is idyllic but going nowhere and she fears she’s left it too late to grow up. She makes the impetuous decision to have a baby – surely a one-way ticket to adulthood?
Mallaby's other credits include the short Battlecock! which premiered at the London Film Festival in 2013.
Previous nominations: None

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES - Michael Pearce (Director), Megan Rubens (Producer), Selina Lim (Writer)
Pearce was nominated for this award in 2011 for his film Rift. Rubens' other credits include the feature The Facility. Lim's other credits include the short Painkiller.
Previous nominations: Pearce: 1, Others: None

ORBIT EVER AFTER - Jamie Stone (Writer/Director), Len Rowles, Chee-Lan Chan (Producers)
Life in space isn’t easy. And living in orbit, indefinitely, with only your close family for company is even worse. A science fiction romance where two star - crossed lovers overcome all probabilities and sacrifice all they have in order to spend one perfect moment together.
Rowles and Stone previously collaborated on the short Skyborn, their graduation film from the National Film and Television School. Stone won a BAFTA Scotland Award for his animation, The World According To. Chan was formerly Head of Development at Vertigo Films.
Previous nominations: None

ROOM 8 - James W. Griffiths (Director), Sophie Venner (Producer)
A prisoner makes a fantastical discovery when thrown into a cell with a terse and unsettling inmate; but in an audacious endeavour to escape his captors, he unearths a malevolent trick and the secrets of the cell are fully revealed.
Griffiths graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2011.
Previous nominations: None

SEA VIEW - Jane Linfoot (Writer/Director), Anna Duffield (Producer)
Jess and Jason meet at the bus station in a seaside town, seeing each other in daylight for the first time.
What at first seemed exciting, forbidden, and divinely careless, soon threatens to be a regretful experience for both.
Jane is a self-taught filmmaker from North Yorkshire. Duffield's other credits include the feature film Donkeys, for which she won a BAFTA Scotland Award.
Previous nominations: None

For more information about the BAFTA tour of the nominated films in the shorts categories, click here

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

Presented by Richard E Grant & Olga Kurylenko

This award is presented to the Production Designer and the Set Decorator.

12 YEARS A SLAVE -Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer), Alice Baker (Set Decorator)
Stockhausen’s previous credits as Production Designer include Moon Rise Kingdom and Scream 4, and as Art Director, State of Play, Synecdoche New York and The Darjeeling Limited.
Baker’s previous credits include Bullet to the Head, Killer Joe and The Cooler.
Previous nominations: None

AMERICAN HUSTLE -Judy Becker (Production Designer), Heather Loeffler (Set Decorator)
Becker has previously designed David O Russell’s previous films Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter.
Becker and Loeffler’s other credits together include Shame, We Need to Talk About Kevin and Thumbsucker and Garden State.
Previous nominations: None

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA -Howard Cummings (Production Designer) Barbara Munch Cameron (Set Decorator)
Cummings has previously work with director Stephen Soderbergh on Side Effects, Magic Mike, Haywire and Contagion. His other credits inc The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Usual Suspects and The Rainmaker.
Munch Cameron worked with Cummings on Magic Mike, Haywire and The Rainmaker; her other credits include Milk, Benny & Joon and Raising Cane.
Previous nominations: None

GRAVITY -Andy Nicholson (Production Designer), Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woollard (Set Decorators)
Nicholson’s previous credits as Production Designer include Gravity; his other credits as Art Director include Captain America, The Golden Compass, The Bourne Ultimatum, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sleepy Hollow.
Goodwin previous work includes the last four Harry Potter films.
Woollard’s earlier credits include The History Boys, Charlotte Gray, The End of the Affair and The Wings of the Dove.

THE GREAT GATSBY -Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator)
Martin is a costume and production designer, and is nominated in both categories for The Great Gatsby. She won both categories for Strictly Ballroom in 1993, and was nominated in both for Moulin Rouge in 2002. She also won Production Design for William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet in 1998. All of the above films were directed by her husband, Baz Luhrmann.
Dunn previously worked with Martin on Australia. Her other credits include House of Wax, Ghost Ship and The Island of Dr Moreau.
Previous nominations: Martin: 5 (3 wins), Dunn: None

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SOUND

Presented by Richard E Grant & Olga Kurylenko

The Sound award is presented to up to five of the film’s key sound team members, usually the Sound Designer and/or Supervising Sound Editor, the Re - Recording Mixer(s) and the Production Mixer(s)

ALL IS LOST -Richard Hymns (Supervising Sound Editor), Steve Boeddeker (Sound Designer/ Re-Recording Mixer/ Supervising Sound Editor), Brandon Proctor (Sound Editor/ Re-recording Mixer), Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur (Production Mixers)
Hymns won this category in 1999 for Saving Private Ryan, and has been nominated on four other occasions (for Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Wild at Heart, Jurassic Park and War Horse).
Boedekker’s other credits include Lincoln, ParaNorman, Sweeney Todd, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Hell Boy.
Proctor’s other credits include Mud, Take Shelter, Bruno, and Shortbus.
Bloomberg’s other credits include Gayby, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Betrayed.
Arthur’s other credits include Ass Backwards, Frances Ha, and Ring the Bell.
Previous nominations: Hymns- 5 (1 win), Others- None

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS -Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith (Re-recording Mixers), Chris Munro (Production Mixer), Oliver Tarney (Supervising Sound Editor)
Burdon was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Walking with Beasts in 2002.
Taylor, Prestwood Smith and Munro all won this category in 2007 for Casino Royale, and were all nominated again for Quantum of Solace in 2009. Prestwood Smith was also nominated for Cold Mountain and Billy Elliot. Munro was also nominated for Black Hawk Down and Backbeat, and is also nominated this year for his work on Gravity.
Tarney was previously nominated for United 93.
Previous nominations:
Burdon: 1 British Academy Television Craft Award nomination
Taylor: 2 (1 win)
Prestwood Smith: 4 (1 win)
Munro: 4 (1 win)
Tarney: 1

GRAVITY -Glenn Freemantle (Sound Designer/ Supervising Sound Editor), Skip Lievsay (Re-recording Mixer), Christopher Benstead (Music Editor), Niv Adiri (Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer), Chris Munro (Production Mixer)
Freemantle won this category in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire, and was also nominated for 127 Hours and Backbeat.
Lievsay was previously nominated for his work on True Grit, No Country for Old Men and The Silence of the Lambs, and is also nominated this year for Inside Llewyn Davis.
Benstead’s other credits include Thor, Clash of the Titans, Nine and Sleuth.
Adiri’s other credits include The Book Thief, Quartet, Dredd, The Woman in Black, Shame and Marley.
Munro won this category in 2007 for Casino Royale, and was also nominated for Quantum of Solace, Black Hawk Down and Backbeat; he is also nominated this year for his work on Captain Phillips.
Previous nominations:
Freemantle: 3 (1 win), Lievsay: 3, Munro: 4 (1 win), Benstead, Adiri: None

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS -Peter F. Kurland (Production Mixer), Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff (Re-recording Mixer), Paul Urmson (Sound Effects Editor)
Kurland, Lievsay and Orloff were all previously nominated for both No Country for Old Men and True Grit.
Kurland also won this category in 2006 for Walk the Line. Orloff also won for Ray in 2005.
Lievsay is also nominated this year for Gravity, and was also nominated in 1991 for The Silence of the Lambs.
Urmson’s other credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Magic Mike, Hope Springs, Marley & Me, and Rachael Getting Married.
Previous nominations:
Kurland: 3 (1 win), Lievsay: 3, Orloff: 3 (1 win), Urmson: None

RUSH -_ Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse_
Hambrook was previously nominated for Atonement in 2008, and for a British Academy Television Craft Award for Red Riding 1974 in 2008.
The other nominees have a range of credits predominantly on German films and television; Stemler and Kruse both also worked on Cloud Atlas.
Previous nominations:
Hambrook: 2 includes 1 British Academy Television Craft Award nomination
Others: None

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EDITING

Presented by Imogen Poots & Jack Huston

12 YEARS A SLAVE - Joe Walker
Walker edited both of Steve McQueen’s previous films, Hunger and Shame. His other credits include Life in a Day, Brighton Rock, Harry Brown, and The Escapist.
Previous nominations: None

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - Christopher Rouse
Rouse has won this category twice before, for United 93 in 2007 and The Bourne Ultimatum in 2008; both were also directed by Paul Greengrass; they also worked together on Green Zone and The Bourne Supremacy.
Previous nominations: 2 (2 wins)

GRAVITY - Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
Cuarón won the Film Not in the English Language category for Pan’s Labyrinth in 2007, and the Feature Film category at the 2004 Children’s Awards for Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004. He was also nominated for Outstanding British Film for Harry Potter, and for Film Not in the English Language and Original Screenplay for And Your Mother Too in 2003.
He is also nominated for Original Screenplay, Director, Best Film and Outstanding British Film for Gravity this year. His other credits include editing and directing Children of Men and Y Tu Mama Tambien.
Sanger’s earlier credits as Visual Effects Editor include Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd, Charlie& the Chocolate Factory, Troy and Cuaron’s Children of Men.
Previous nominations: Cuarón : 5 (2 wins) Includes a British Academy Children’s Awards win Sanger: None.
Watch Cuarón’s 2007 BAFTA Life in Pictures interview

RUSH - Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
Hanley and Hill have a long standing editing partnership, and have worked together on all of Ron Howard’s films since Night Shift in 1982. They were previously nominated in this category for Apollo 13 in 1996 and Frost/Nixon in 2009
Previous nominations: Both: 2

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - Thelma Schoonmaker
Schoonmaker has a long-standing relationship with Martin Scorsese, having edited all of his films since Raging Bull in 1982. She is the most nominated editor in BAFTA’s history having been nominated in this category on 8 previous occasions, and won it twice for Raging Bull and Goodfellas in 1991.
Previous nominations: 8 (2 wins)
See full details of Schoonmaker’s previous nominations and wins

If Schoonmaker or Rouse win, they will equal Gerry Hambling’s record of 3 wins in this category

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DOCUMENTARY

Presented by Imogen Poots & Jack Huston

The award will be presented to the key creative talent behind the film, usually the director(s); if a producer equally shared the creative input with the director, both names may be submitted.

THE ACT OF KILLING -Joshua Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer invited the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads to re-enact their many murders in the style of the American movies they love; he has described the result as “a documentary of the imagination”.
Oppenheimer’s previous films include The Globalisation Tapes and The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase.
Previous nominations: None

THE ARMSTRONG LIE -Alex Gibney (Director/Producer)
In 2009 director Alex Gibney set out to do a documentary film on cyclist Lance Armstrong's comeback year after a four-year retirement from the sport. Following a doping investigation that led to his lifetime ban from competition and the stripping of his seven Tour De France titles, Armstrong went back to Gibney to set the record straight about his career.
Gibney’s previous films include Park Avenue, Mea Maxima Culpa, Freakonomics and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. He is also nominated this year for We Steal Secrets.
Previous nominations: None

BLACKFISH -Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Director/Producer/Writer)
Blackfish focuses on Tilikum, an orca held by Seaworld in Florida, and the dangers of keeping the species in captivity.
Cowperthwaite’s earlier films include City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story.
Previous nominations: None

TIM’S VERMEER -Teller (Director), Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler (Producers)
The story of inventor Tim Jenison’s quest to understand and replicate the painting techniques of Johannes Vermeer.
Penn & Teller are best known as illusionists, who have performed on a range of television programmes and live shows, including headline performances in Las Vegas.
Zeigler’s previous credits include Supervising Producer on The Aristocrats.
Previous nominations: None

WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS -Alex Gibney (Director)
The story of the organisation started by Julian Assange, and people involved in the collection and distribution of secret information and media by whistleblowers.
Gibney’s previous films include Park Avenue, Mea Maxima Culpa, Freakonomics and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. He is also nominated this year for The Armstrong Lie.
Previous nominations: None

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MAKE UP & HAIR

Presented by Douglas Booth & Sam Claflin

AMERICAN HUSTLE - Evelyne Noraz (Department Head Make Up), Lori McCoy-Bell (Department Head Hair/Personal Hair Stylist for Bradley Cooper), Kathrine Gordon (Hair Design for Amy Adams and Christian Bale)
Noraz’s other credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Adjustment Bureau and Tower Heist.
McCoy-Bell has been personal hair stylist for Bradley Cooper on another of other films including The Hangover trilogy, Silver Linings Playbook, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Limitless.
Gordon’s credits include Moneyball, 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Ocean’s Eleven and Transformers.
Previous nominations: None

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA - Kate Biscoe (Department Head Make Up), Marie Larkin (Department Head Hair)
Biscoe was previously nominated in this category for Memoirs of a Geisha in 2006; her other credits include Saving Mr Banks, The Master, Argo, A Single Man, and The Producers.
Larkin’s other credits include Magic Mike, Haywire, A Single Man, and The Bucket List.
Previous nominations: Biscoe: 1, Larkin: None

THE BUTLER - Debra Denson (Make Up Department Head/ Make Up for Forrest Whitaker), Candace Neal, Robert Stevenson (Co-Department Head Hair Stylists), Matthew Mungle (Prosthetic Make Up Designed and Applied By)
Denson’s previous credits include The Best Man Holiday, Think Like a Man, and a number of tv and film credits as personal make up artist to Ice Cube.
Neal has twice been nominated for an Emmy for her work on Star Trek; her other film work includes Stoker, The Paperboy, Minority Report, AI, and Constantine.
Stevenson’s other credits include Unthinkable, Jarhead, Three Kings, Danferous Minds, and a number of credits as personal hair stylist to Samuel L Jackson.
Mungle was nominated twice in this category in 1994 for his work on Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Schindler’s List; among his more than 200 other film and television credits are August: Osage County, Albert Nobbs, Inception, Ghosts of Mississippi.
Previous nominations: Mungle 2, others none.

THE GREAT GATSBY - Maurizio Silvi (Make Up Designer), Kerry Warn (Hair Designer)

Silvi has been previously nominated in this category for Moulin Rouge in 2002; he was also the Make Up Designer on Baz Luhrmann’s previous film Australia. His other film credits include Hannibal Rising, The Tourist and The Great Beauty. He was nominated for a British Academy Television Award in 2008 for Rome.
Warn also worked on Australia as Hair Designer; she as a number of other credits as personal hair stylist to Nicole Kidman, including The Hours, The Others, Dogville, Cold Mountain and The Railway Man.
Previous nominations: Silvi: 2 includes 1 British Academy Television Award nomination, Warn: None

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG - Peter Swords King (Make Up Design), Richard Taylor (Armour, Weapons, Creatures and Special Make Up), Rick Findlater (Department Head Hair)
All three nominees were also nominated in this category last year for their work on the first Hobbit film.
King has been nominated in this category on 7 other previous occasions, including for all three of the Lord of the Rings films; he won the award for The Fellowship of the Ring; his other nominations were for Velvet Goldmine, An Ideal Husband, Quills, and Nine.
Taylor is the creator and head of the New Zealand based prop and special effects company Weta Workshop. He was knighted in 2010. He has been nominated across a range of categories for his work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, including wins for Make Up & Hair and Special Visual Effects on Fellowship of the Ring, and Costume Design for The Two Towers; he also won the Special Visual Effects category for King Kong.
Findlater also worked on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy as well as King Kong, The Last Samurai and The Impossible.
Previous nominations: King – 8 (1 win), Taylor – 10 (4 wins), Findlater- 1

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COSTUME DESIGN

Presented by Douglas Booth & Sam Claflin

AMERICAN HUSTLE - Michael Wilkinson
Wilkinson’s other credits include 300, Watchmen, Tron: Legacy and this years’ Man Of Steel.
Previous nominations: None

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA - Ellen Mirojnick
Mirojnick was previously nominated for Chaplin in 1993. Her other credits include Wall Street, Basic Instinct, Speed, Face/Off and Cloverfield.
Previous nominations: 1

THE GREAT GATSBY - Catherine Martin
Martin is a costume and production designer, and is nominated in both categories for The Great Gatsby. She won both categories for Strictly Ballroom in 1993, and was nominated in both for Moulin Rouge in 2002. She also won Production Design for William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet in 1998. All of the above films were directed by her husband, Baz Luhrmann.
Previous nominations: 5 (3 wins)

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN - Michael O’Connor
O’Connor won this category in 2009 for The Duchess, and was nominated in 2012 for Jane Eyre. His other credits include Dredd, Brick Lane and The Last King of Scotland.
Previous nominations: 2 (1 win)

SAVING MR. BANKS - Daniel Orlandi
Orlandi’s previous credits include Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code and Cinderella Man.
Previous nominations: None

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ORIGINAL MUSIC

Presented by Tinie Tempah & Laura Mvula

Films are eligible for this category if more than 50% of the music in them was written specifically for the film. This award is presented in honour of Anthony Asquith.

12 YEARS A SLAVE -Hans Zimmer
Zimmer has been nominated five times in this category (for Thelma & Louise, The Lion King, Gladiator, The Dark Knight and Inception) but has never won. He also writes music for games and was nominated at the 2010 British Academy Games Awards for his score for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Previous nominations: 6 includes a British Academy Games Award nomination

THE BOOK THIEF -John Williams
This is Williams’ fourteenth BAFTA nomination in this category, and he is one of the most nominated individuals in the history of the Film Awards. He has also won the category seven times; only Woody Allen has won more Film Awards (with ten)
Previous nominations: 13 ( 7 wins)
See full details of Williams’ previous nominations and wins

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS -Henry Jackman
Jackman’s previous credits as composer include Wreck It Ralph, Puss in Boots, X Men: First Class and Kick Ass. He has also worked in supporting roles on a number of scores composed by fellow nominee, Hans Zimmer.
Previous nominations: None

GRAVITY -Steven Price
Price’s other credits as composer include Attack the Block and this year’s The World’s End. Earlier credits as a Music Editor include Paul, Scott Pilgrim Vs the World, Made of Honour, and Batman Begins.
Previous nominations: None

SAVING MR. BANKS - Thomas Newman
Newman won this category for American Beauty in 2000 and for Skyfall last year. He was also nominated for WALL-E in 2009. His extensive other credits include The Shawshank Redemption, Erin Brockavich, Finding Nemo and The Help.
Previous nominations: 3 (2 wins)

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ANIMATED FILM

Presented by Gillian Anderson & David Oyelowo

This award is presented to the key creative talent behind the film, usually the Director(s).

DESPICABLE ME 2 - Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
The sequel to the 2010 film about a criminal mastermind who becomes the unlikely adoptive father of a trio of orphan girls. Renaud and Coffin were both previously nominated for the original film in 2011
Previous nominations: Both - 1

FROZEN - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee (Directors/ Writers)
Disney film loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen.
Buck’s previously directed Disney’s Tarzan, and wrote Pocahontas. Lee previously wrote Wreck It Ralph.
Previous nominations: None

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - Dan Scanlon (Director/Writer)
Disney Pixar prequel to Monsters Inc (which won the Feature category at the 2002 British Academy Children’s Awards)
Scanlon previously worked on the Pixar films Brave and Cars.
Previous nominations: None
Since this category was introduced in 2007, five Pixar films have previously won this award (Toy Story 3, Up, WALL-E, Ratatouille and Brave); Cars was also nominated in 2006.

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OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Presented by Steve Coogan

This award is presented in honour of Carl Foreman.

This award is for a writer, director or producer‘s first feature film; they may have film credits in other roles prior to this film

COLIN CARBERRY (Writer), GLENN PATTERSON (Writer) -Good Vibrations

KELLY MARCEL (Writer) -Saving Mr. Banks

KIERAN EVANS (Director/Writer) -Kelly + Victor

PAUL WRIGHT (Director/Writer), POLLY STOKES (Producer) -For Those in Peril

SCOTT GRAHAM (Director/Writer) -Shell

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SUPPORTING ACTOR

Presented by Emma Thompson

BARKHAD ABDI - Captain Phillips
Abdi plays Abduwali Muse, the leader of a group of Somali pirates who hijack an American container ship.
Abdi was born in Somalia, but moved to Minneapolis at the age of 14. Captain Phillips is his film debut.
Previous nominations: None

BRADLEY COOPER -American Hustle
Cooper plays Richie DiMaso, an FBI agent who forces a pair of con artists to help him set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians.
Cooper was nominated in the Leading Actor category last year for his role in David O.Russell’s previous film, Silver Linings Playbook. His other credits include The A Team, Limitless and the Hangover trilogy; he also appeared this year in The Place Behind the Pines.
Previous nominations: 1

DANIEL BRÜHL -Rush
Brühl plays Formula One champion, Niki Lauda, in a film which tells the story of his rivalry with British driver, James Hunt.
Brühl’s previous credits include Ladies in Lavender, Inglourious Basterds, and the German films The Edukators and Goodbye Lenin!
Previous nominations: None

MATT DAMON -Behind the Candelabra
Damon plays Scott Thorsen, the partner of the flamboyant pianist, Liberace.
This is Damon’s first BAFTA nomination. His previous credits include Saving Private Ryan, the Ocean’s trilogy, The Talented Mr Ripley, The Departed, Invictus, and Good Will Hunting, which he also wrote with Ben Affleck; this year, he also appeared in Elysium.
Previous nominations: None

MICHAEL FASSBENDER -12 Years a Slave
Fassbender plays Edwin Epps, a cruel plantation owner who believes his right to abuse his slaves in biblically sanctioned.
Fassbender has appeared in both of Steve McQueen’s previous films, Hunger and Shame; for the latter he was nominated in the Leading Actor category in 2012. He was also nominated for the Rising Star Award in 2009. His other credits include Inglourious Basterds, X Men: First Class, Prometheus, Fish Tank and A Dangerous Method.
Previous nominations: 1

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

Presented by Helen McCrory & Ray Winstone

12 YEARS A SLAVE -Sean Bobbitt
Bobbitt shot both of Steve McQueen’s previous films, Hunger and Shame; his other film credits include Byzantium, Africa United, and Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution. His work for television includes a British Academy Television Award nomination for the Channel 4 documentary, Crack House.
Previous nominations: 1 British Academy Television Award nomination
Watch Bobbitt’s BAFTA Masterclass recorded in 2013

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS -Barry Ackroyd
Ackroyd won this category in 2010 for The Hurt Locker, and was also nominated in 2007 for United 93 (also directed by Greengrass, with whom he also worked on Green Zone). He was nominated for a short film in 1997, and for a British Academy Television Award for Stephen Poliakoff’s The Lost Prince. He has also worked extensively with Ken Loach on films including Ladybird Ladybird, My Name is Joe, Sweet Sixteen, Ae Fond Kiss and The Wind that Shakes the Barley.
Previous nominations: 4 (1 win) includes a British Academy Television Award nomination
Read a BAFTA interview with Ackroyd from 2012

GRAVITY -Emmanuel Lubezki
Lubezki won this category in 2007 for Children of Men (also directed by Alfonso Cuaron). His other credits include The Tree of Life, Ali, Sleepy Hollow, Reality Bites and T Tu Mama Tambien.
Previous nominations: 1 (1 win)

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS -Bruno Delbonnel
Delbonnel was previously nominated in this category for Amelie in 2002. His other credits include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Infamous, and A Very Long Engagment.
Previous nominations: 1

NEBRASKA -Phedon Papamichael
Papamichael previously worked with Alexander Payne on The Descendants and Sideways. His other film credits include This is 40, The Ides of March, W, The Pursuit of Happyness, Walk the Line, and Cool Runnings.
Previous nominations: None

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Presented by Leonardo Di Caprio

JENNIFER LAWRENCE -American Hustle
Lawrence plays Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the unpredictable wife of the con artist played by Christian Bale.
Lawrence was nominated in the Leading Actress category last year for her role in David O.Russell’s previous film, Silver Linings Playbook; she was also nominated for the Rising Star Award in 2012. Her other credits inc Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class, and the Hunger Games films.
Previous nominations: 1

JULIA ROBERTS -August: Osage County
Roberts plays Barbara Weston, who returns to her family home following the death of her father, and has to confront her mother’s drug addiction.
Roberts won the Leading Actress category in 2001 for Erin Brockovich, and was also nominated in 1991 for Pretty Woman. Her other roles inc Steel Magnolias, Notting Hill, Ocean’s Eleven and Eat Pray Love.
Previous nominations: 2 (1 win)

LUPITA NYONG’O -12 Years a Slave
Nyong’o plays Patsey, a hard-working slave who is the subject of abuse by her owner, played by Michael Fassbender.
Nyong’o is her feature film debut as an actress (having been cast in the role shortly after graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 2012), but her earlier credits include directing and producing In My Genes, a documentary about the treatment of Kenya’s albino population. Her father is a Kenyan politician, elected to the senate in 2013. She is nominated for the EE Rising Star Award this year.
Previous nominations: None

OPRAH WINFREY -The Butler
Winfrey plays Gloria Gaynes, the wife of Cecil Gaynes, who serves as a butler in the White House for 34 years.
The characters Cecil and Gloria Gaynes are fictional, although Cecil is inspired by real life White House butler, Eugene Allen
Winfrey is best known for her talk show which ran from 1986 to 2011; the show won a British Academy Television Award in 1994. Her other film roles include The Color Purple, Beloved (which she also produced), and voice performances in Charlotte’s Web, Bee Movie and The Princess & the Frog.
Previous nominations: None

SALLY HAWKINS -Blue Jasmine
Hawkins plays Ginger, Jasmine’s less successful adoptive sister, who takes her in when her husband is arrested for fraud.
Hawkins’ other film credit include Vera Drake, Persuasion, Never Let Me Go and Made in Dagenham; she also appeared on television in the BBC dramas Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith and Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky.
Previous nominations: None

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OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA

Presented by Juliet Stevenson

This award is presented in honour of Michael Balcon. The award is in the gift of the Academy

PETER GREENAWAY

For more information about this award, and see:
* Peter Greenaway To Receive Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema Award 13 February 2014

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ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Presented by Stanley Tucci

AMERICAN HUSTLE -Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Russell won Adapted Screenplay last year for his previous film, Silver Linings Playbook. His other films include The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees and Three Kings. He is also nominated for Director for American Hustle.
This is Singer’s second feature credit after 2009’s The International.
The original screenplay by Singer was titled American Bulls**t, and was based more closely on the real life case of Melvin Weinberg, but Russell’s rewrote the characters as fictional caricatures of their real life counterparts.
Previous nominations: Russell : 1 (1 win), Singer: None.

BLUE JASMINE -Woody Allen
Allen has been nominated on 23 previous occasions and has won ten times across a range of categories as producer, director, writer and actor, making him the most successful individual in the history of the Film Awards (in both nominations and wins). He has been nominated in this category four times, winning twice (for Annie Hall in 1978 and Hannah & Her Sisters in 1987).
Previous nominations: 23 (10 wins) Also presented with the Academy Fellowship
See full details of Allen’s previous nominations and wins
Watch Allen’s 2005 David Lean Lecture

GRAVITY -Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón won the Film Not in the English Language category for Pan’s Labyrinth in 2007, and the Feature Film category at the 2004 Children’s Awards for Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004. He was also nominated for Outstanding British Film for Harry Potter, and for Film Not in the English Language and Original Screenplay for And Your Mother Too in 2003.
He is also nominated for Original Screenplay, Editing, Best Film and Outstanding British Film for Gravity this year.
Jonás Cuarón is Alfonso’s son. His other credits include writing, directing and producing Anangaaq and The Year of the Nail
Previous nominations: Alfonso Cuarón : 5 (2 wins) Includes a British Academy Children’s Awards win Jonás Cuarón: None.
Watch Alfonso Cuarón’s 2007 BAFTA Life in Pictures interview

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS -Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Joel and Ethan Coen are among the most nominated individuals in the history of the Film Awards; this is their seventh nomination in a screenplay category, but they have only won in the Directing categories, for Fargo (Joel only, 1997) and No Country for Old Men (shared, 2008). They have also been nominated twice in the Editing category under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes.
Previous nominations: Joel Coen: 13 (2 wins), Ethan Coen: 12 (1 win)
Note: Joel was nominated (and won) on his own for the Directing category for Fargo in 1997; all of their other nominations are shared
See full details of the Coen Brothers’ previous nominations and wins
Watch the Coen Brothers’ 2007 BAFTA Life in Pictures interview

NEBRASKA -Bob Nelson
This is Nelson’s first produced feature script, and is the first script Alexander Payne has directed which he did not also write. Nelson was a cast member in the 1990s Seattle sketch comedy show Almost Live! and appears as an extra in the film.
Previous nominations: None

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ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Presented by Amy Adams

All five adapted screenplays this year are based on true stories, and all five are based on memoirs written by people who appear in the film played by a nominee

12 YEARS A SLAVE -John Ridley
Based on the memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup (played by nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor in the film)
Ridley’s other film credits include U Turn, Three Kings and Red Tails; he is also a novelist and has written for television.
Previous nominations: None

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA -Richard LaGravenese
Based on the memoir “Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace” by Scott Thorson (played by nominee Matt Damon in the film)
Fisher was nominated for Original Screenplay for The Fisher King in 1992. His other credits include The Bridges of Madison County, The Mirror has Two Faces, The Horse Whisperer, and Beloved.
Previous nominations: 1

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS -Billy Ray
Based on the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea” by Richard Phillips with Stephen Talty (Phillips is played by nominee Tom Hanks in the film).
Ray’s other credits include Flightplan, State of Play and The Hunger Games; he also wrote and directed the films Breach and Shattered Glass.
Previous nominations: None

PHILOMENA -Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
Based on The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, by Martin Sixmith (played by Coogan in the film).
Coogan has a number of Television Award nominations (and three wins) for his character Alan Partridge, and also won for his performance in The Trip in 2011. He was nominated for Outstanding Debut at the Film Awards for writing The Parole Officer, in which he also starred; his other film roles include 24 Hour Party People, Around the World in 80 Days, Night at the Museum, Coffee & Cigarettes, A Cock & Bull Story and this year’s Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
Pope is a producer and writer, and is currently Head of Factual Drama at ITV; he won a British Academy Television Award for producing See No Evil: The Moors Murders, and has been nominated on 6 other occasions in drama categories as a writer and/or producer. His other film credits include Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman.
Previous nominations:
Coogan: 10 (4 wins) Includes 9 nominations (4 wins) for the British Academy Television Awards
See full details of Coogan’s previous nominations and wins
Pope: 7 (1 win) All for British Academy Television Awards
See full details of Popes’s previous nominations and wins

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET -Terence Winter
Based on
Winter is creator, writer and exec producer of the HBO television drama Boardwalk Empire, for which he was nominated for a British Academy Television Award in 2011. Prior to that he worked on The Sopranos; His previous film credits include Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and Brooklyn Rules.
Previous nominations: 1 British Academy Television award nomination

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THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (this award is voted for by the public)

Presented by Alicia Vikander & Eddie Redmayne

DANE DEHAAN

GEORGE MACKAY

LUPITA NYONG’O

WILL POULTER

LÉA SEYDOUX

For more information about this award and this year’s nominees, click here.

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SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Presented by Kiefer Sutherland

This category rewards excellence both in Special Effects (physical effects created during filming, like explosions, models etc.) and Visual Effects (computer generated imagery added in post-production).

GRAVITY -Tim Webber (Visual Effect Supervisor), Chris Lawrence (CG Supervisor), David Shirk (Animation Director), Neil Corbould (Special Effects Supervisor), Nikki Penny (Executive Producer)
Webber has been previously nominated in this category three times, for Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, Children of Men, and The Dark Knight.
Corbould has won this category three times (for The Fifth Element, Saving Private Ryan and The Day After Tomorrow) and been nominated on four other occasions.
Previous nominations: Webber- 3, Corbould- 7 (3 wins), Others- None.

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG -Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon (Visual Effects Supervisors), David Clayton, Eric Reynolds (Animation Supervisors)
The nominees all work for Weta Digital, and have all worked previously on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, and Avatar. Letteri, Saindon and Clayton were all nominated last year in this category for their work on the first Hobbit film.
In addition, Letteri has won this award four times, for the last two Lord of the Ring films, King Kong and Avatar, and was nominated in this category twice in 2012 for Tintin and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Previous nominations: Letteri – 7 (4 wins), Saindon, Clayton- 1, Reynolds- None

IRON MAN 3 -Bryan Grill (Visual Effects Production Supervisor), Christopher Townsend , Guy Williams (Visual Effects Supervisors), Dan Sudick (Special Effects Supervisor)
All the nominees have worked on previous Marvel films; Williams and Sudick were both nominated in this category last year for Marvel Avengers Assemble.
Previous nominations: Williams, Sudick- 1, Grill, Townsend- 1.

PACIFIC RIM -Hal Hickel (Animation Supervisor), John Knoll, Nigel Sumner (Visual Effects Supervisors), Lindy De Quattro (Visual Effects Co-Supervisors)
Hickel and Knoll won this category for the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest in 2007, and were both also nominated for two of the other Pirates films. Hickel was also nominated for Iron Man in 2009, and Knoll for Star Wars Episode 1 in 2000.
Previous nominations: Hickel- 4 (1 win), Knoll- 4 (1 win), De Quattro, Sumner- None.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS -Roger Guyett, Ben Grossman (Visual Effects Supervisors), Patrick Tubach (Visual Effects Co-Supervisor), Burt Dalton (Special Effects Supervisor)
Guyett won this award in 1999 for Saving Private Ryan; he has been nominated on three other occasions since then, twice for Harry Potter, and in 2010 for Star Trek, for which Dalton was also nominated. Grossman was nominated previously for Hugo.
Previous nominations: Guyett- 4 (1 win), Dalton, Grossman- 1 each, Tubach- None.

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FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Presented by Joely Richardson & Matthew Modine

This award is presented to the Producer(s) and Director of the film.

THE ACT OF KILLING -Joshua Oppenheimer (Director) Signe Byrge Sørensen (Producer)
Danish/British/Norwegian co-production, filmed in Indonesia and predominantly in Indonesian
Oppenheimer invited the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads to re-enact their many murders in the style of the American movies they love; he has described the result as “a documentary of the imagination”.
Oppenheimer’s previous films include The Globalisation Tapes and The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase.
Sørensen ‘s other films include The Human Scale and Traveling With Mr T.
Previous nominations: None

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR -Abdellatif Kechiche (Director/Producer/Writer), Brahim Chioua (Producer), Vincent Maraval
French
A romantic coming of age drama, based on the graphic novel of the same name.
Kechiche’s previous films include Black Venus and Couscous.
Chioua’s and Maraval’s previous credits include Enter the Void, Only God Forgives, Shadow Dancer, and Che.
Previous nominations: None

THE GREAT BEAUTY -Paolo Sorrentino (Director/Writer), Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
Italian
A reflective drama about a well-known writer who takes stock of his life after receiving a shock from his past shortly after his 65th birthday.
Sorretino’s previous films include This Must Be the Place and The Consequence of Love, which were both also produced by Giuliano and Cima.
Previous nominations: None

METRO MANILA -Sean Ellis (Director/ Writer/ Producer), Mathilde Charpentier (Producer)
A British production, filmed in the Phillippines and predominantly in Filipino
A crime drama about an impoverished family who try to improve their lot by moving to the city (Metro Manila is the name given to metropolitan region composed of the city of Manila and its surrounding cities).
Elis was previously nominated for the Short Film award for The Business Trip in 2009; his other features include Cashback and The Broken. Charpentier was an Associate Producer on The Business Trip; this is her first feature credit.
Previous nominations: Ellis- 1, Charpentier- None

WADJDA -Haifaa Al-Mansour (Writer/Director), Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul (Producer)
A Saudi Arabian/German co-production, and predominantly in Arabic.
Wadjda is the first feature length film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and Al Mansour is the first Saudi woman to direct a feature; she previously made the short documentary Women Without Shadows.
Meixner was nominated in this category in 2009 for Waltz With Bashir, which Paul also worked on.
Previous nominations: Al-Mansour, Paul- None, Meixner- 1

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LEADING ACTOR

Presented by Uma Thurman

BRUCE DERN - Nebraska
Dern plays Woody Grant, an elderly man who becomes convinced that he’s won a million dollars in a sweepstake after he’s sent junk mail by a magazine subscription company.
This is Dern’s first BAFTA nomination. He has appeared in more than 80 feature films, including Coming Home, the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, Silent Runnings and a cameo appearance in Django Unchained.
Previous nominations: None

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR - 12 Years a Slave
Ejiofor plays Solomon Northrop, a free man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
Ejiofor was nominated for the Rising Star Award in 2006. His other credits include Dirty Pretty Things, Serenity, Kinky Boots and Children of Men.
Previous nominations: None

CHRISTIAN BALE - American Hustle
Bale plays Irving Rosenfeld, a con artist who is forced by an FBI agent to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians.
Bale was previously nominated in the Supporting Actor category for The Fighter in 2011. Bale first appeared in films as a child (most notably in Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun); his other adult roles inc American Psycho, The Machinist, and Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
Previous nominations: 1

LEONARDO DICAPRIO - The Wolf of Wall Street
DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a corrupt and debauched New York stockbroker whose illegal trades become the subject of an FBI investigation.
DiCaprio has been nominated in this category twice before for his roles in The Departed in 2005 and The Aviator in 2007, which were both also directed by Martin Scorsese; this is the fifth time they have worked together, having also collaborated on Gangs of New York and Shutter Island. DiCaprio’s other roles include What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?. Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, Inception and this year also appeared in The Great Gatsby.
Previous nominations: 2

TOM HANKS - Captain Phillips
Hanks plays Richard Phillips, the captain of an American container ship which is boarded by Somali pirates while sailing through the Indian Ocean.
Hanks has been nominated in this category on three other occasions, for Forrest Gump in 1995, Saving Private Ryan in 1999 and Cast Away in 2001. His other roles include Big, Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13, The Green Mile and the voice of Woody in the Toy Story trilogy; he also plays Walt Disney in this year’s Saving Mr Banks alongside nominee Emma Thompson.
Previous nominations: 3
See highlights from the recent BAFTA Life in Pictures interview with Hanks

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DIRECTOR

Presented by Michael Sheen & Maggie Gyllenhaal

This award is presented in honour of David Lean.

12 YEARS A SLAVE -Steve McQueen
This is McQueen’s third feature film. He won the Outstanding Debut category for his first feature, Hunger in 2008. Hunger was also nominated for Outstanding British Film, as was his second feature, Shame, in 2012. He is also nominated for Best Film and Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave. Prior to moving to features, McQueen was a successful video artist, and won the Turner Prize in 1999.
Previous nominations: 3 (1 win)

AMERICAN HUSTLE -David O. Russell
Russell won Adapted Screenplay last year for his previous film, Silver Linings Playbook. His other films include The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees and Three Kings. He is also nominated for Adapted Screenplay for American Hustle.
Previous nominations: 1 (1 win)

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS -Paul Greengrass
Won this category in 2007 for United 93, and was nominated again in 2008 for The Bourne Ultimatum. He was nominated for both films for Outstanding British Film, and for Original Screenplay for United 93. At the Television Awards, he won Single Drama category twice (for The Murder of Stephen Lawrence in 2000 and Omagh in 2005) and was nominated in 2003 for Bloody Sunday; he was also presented with a special award at the 2005 Television Awards for Outstanding Creative Contribution to Television.
Previous nominations: 9 (3 wins) Includes 3 British Academy Television Awards nominations (2 wins). Also 1 special award
Watch a BAFTA interview with Greengrass from 2010

GRAVITY -Alfonso Cuarón
Cuarón won the Film Not in the English Language category for Pan’s Labyrinth in 2007, and the Feature Film category at the 2004 Children’s Awards for Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004. He was also nominated for Outstanding British Film for Harry Potter, and for Film Not in the English Language and Original Screenplay for And Your Mother Too in 2003.
He is also nominated for Original Screenplay, Editing, Best Film and Outstanding British Film for Gravity this year.
Previous nominations: 5 (2 wins) Includes a British Academy Children’s Awards win
Watch Cuarón’s 2007 BAFTA Life in Pictures interview

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET -Martin Scorsese
Scorsese holds the record for the most nominations in the Directing category, having been nominated in this category on eight previous occasions, but his only win in this category was for Goodfellas in 1991, for which he also won Adapted Screenplay and Best Film. He was the recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship in 2012.
Previous nominations: 15 (3 wins) _Includes 3 British Academy Television Award nominations and 1 British Academy Children’s Award nomination. Also presented with the Academy Fellowship in 2012.
Watch Scorsese’s 2010 BAFTA Life in Pictures interview
See full details of Scorsese’s previous nominations and wins

If Greengrass or Scorsese win they would become the ninth person to win this category twice, after Woody Allen, Alan Parker, Ang Lee, John Schlesinger, Louis Malle, Peter Weir, Roman Polanski and Joel Coen. Nobody has won this category more than twice

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LEADING ACTRESS

Presented by Tom Hardy

AMY ADAMS - American Hustle
Adams plays Sydney Prosser, a con artist who is forced by an FBI agent to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians.
This is Adam’s first nomination for a leading role, having been nominated in the Supporting Actress category three times previously (for Doubt in 2009, The Fighter in 2011 and The Master in 2013). Her other roles include Catch Me If You Can, Junebug, Enchanted and Julie & Julia; this year she also appeared as Lois Lane in Man of Steel.
Previous nominations: 3

CATE BLANCHETT - Blue Jasmine
Blanchett plays Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis, a rich Manhattan socialite who suffers a breakdown after her husband is imprisoned for fraud.
Blanchett won this award for her performance as Elizabeth I in 1999, and was nominated again when she reprised the role in The Golden Age in 2008. She also won Supporting Actress for her role as Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator, and was also nominated for supporting roles in The Talented Mr Ripley in 2000 and I’m Not There in 2008. Her other roles include Babel, Notes on a Scandel, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Previous nominations: 6 (2 wins)
Watch Blanchett’s 2006 BAFTA Life in Pictures interview

EMMA THOMPSON - Saving Mr. Banks
Thompson plays P L Travers, the author of the Mary Poppins books, who clashes with Walt Disney while negotiating the film rights.
Thompson has won this category twice before, for Howard’s End in 1993, and Sense and Sensibility in 1996; she was also received Film Awards nominations for Leading Actress for The Remains of the Day in 1994, Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility, and Supporting Actress for Love Actually in 2004. She also won a Television Awards in 1988 (for her roles in both Fortunes of War and Tutti Frutti), and was nominated in the Feature Film category at the 2010 Children’s Awards as the writer of Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang.
Previous nominations: 8 (1 win) including a Television Awards win and a Children’s Awards nomination
Watch highlights from Thompson’s recent BAFTA Life in Pictures interview

JUDI DENCH - Philomena
Dench plays Philomena Lee, a woman who set out to find her son who had been forcibly adopted by the Catholic church 50 years earlier.
This is Dench’s 15th Film Awards nomination, and she has also received 12 British Academy Television Award nominations, making her the most nominated performer both at the British Academy Film Awards and overall across all of BAFTA’s ceremonies. She has won 10 times, and her previous film wins include her roles as poet Iris Murdoch, Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love, and Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown, as well as Most Promising Newcomer in 1965; she was nominated in the Supporting Actress category last year for her role as spy boss, M, in Skyfall. She was awarded the Fellowship of the Academy in 2001.
Previous nominations: 26 (10 wins) including 12 British Academy Television Award nominations (6 wins. Also presented with the Academy Fellowship
See full details of Dench’s previous nominations and wins

SANDRA BULLOCK - Gravity
Bullock plays Dr Ryan Stone, an astronaut who becomes stranded in space after her shuttle is destroyed by space debris.
This is Bullock’s first BAFTA nomination. Her previous credits include Speed, While You Were Sleeping, A Time To Kill, Two Week’s Notice, Crash, The Proposal and The Blind Side.
Previous nominations: None

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BEST FILM

Presented by Christoph Waltz

This award is presented to the producers of the film

12 YEARS A SLAVE -Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
The true story of Solomon Northrup, a free man who was kidnapped and forced into slavery on cotton plantations.
This is McQueen’s third feature film. He won the Outstanding Debut category for his first feature, Hunger in 2008. Hunger was also nominated for Outstanding British Film, as was his second feature, Shame, in 2012. He is also nominated for Director and Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave. Prior to moving to features, McQueen was a successful video artist, and won the Turner Prize in 1999.
Best known as an actor, Pitt has been nominated for Leading Actor twice (for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Moneyball) and once for Supporting Actor (for Burn After Reading), but he was also nominated for Best Film in 2009 as the producer of The Departed.
Katagas’s previous films include Killing Them Softly and The Next Three Days; Gardner and Kleiner both previously produced World War Z and Eat Pray Love.
Previous nominations: Pitt: 4, Mcqueen: 3 (1 win), Others: None

AMERICAN HUSTLE -Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
A comedy about a pair of con artists who are forced by an FBI agent into participating in a elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians.
Roven’s previous credits include Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Man of Steel, Get Smart and The Brothers Grimm; Suckle’s include The International and Scooby Doo.
Ellison was nominated for Best Film for Zero Dark Thirty last year, and also produced Her this year; her other credits include The Master and Lawless.
Gordon also produced David O Russell’s previous film Silver Linings Playbook; his other credits include Executive Producer on The Adjustment Bureau, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and Good Will Hunting.
Previous nominations: Ellison- 1, Others- None

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS -Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
Rudin has been nominated for Best Film five times (for The Truman Show, The Hours, No Country For Old Men, The Social Network and True Grit); he was also nominated for Outstanding British Film for The Hours and Iris, and for a the Feature category at the 2010 British Academy Children’s Awards for Fantastic Mr Fox.
Brunetti and De Luca were both also nominated for Best Film for The Social Network.
Previous nominations:
Rudin: 9 includes 1 British Academy Children’s Award nomination
With nine nominations, Rudin is the Film Awards’ most nominated individual never to have won a BAFTA; if he wins this year, this dubious honor will be shared between Christopher Boyes (sound) and Sidney Lumet (director/producer) who both have 8 nominations
Brunetti & De Luca: 1

GRAVITY - Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
Gravity is the story of an astronaut’s struggle for survival when her shuttle is destroyed by space debris.
Cuarón won the Film Not in the English Language category for Pan’s Labyrinth in 2007, and the Feature Film category at the 2004 Children’s Awards for Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004. He was also nominated for Outstanding British Film for Harry Potter, and for Film Not in the English Language and Original Screenplay for And Your Mother Too in 2003.
Heyman produced the Harry Potter films, for which he was nominated twice in this category and six times in the feature category at the British Academy Children’s Awards (winning twice). He was also nominated for a British Academy Television Award for producing the David Hare drama Page 8.
Gravity is also nominated for Outstanding British Film. Alfonso Cuaron is also nominated for Original Screenplay, Editing, Director and Best Film.
Previous nominations:
Cuarón : 5 (2 wins) Includes a British Academy Children’s Awards win
Heyman: 9 (2 wins) Includes six British Academy Children’s Award nominations (2 wins) and a British Academy Television Award nomination
Watch Alfonso Cuarón’s 2007 BAFTA Life in Pictures interview
No film in 3D has yet won for Best Film. 3D films have won BAFTAs in other other categories including Hugo, Alice In Wonderland, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, Up, Toy Story 3

PHILOMENA -Tracey Seaward, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan
The true story of a woman who set out to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption, aided by investigative journalist Martin Sixsmith (played by Coogan in the film).
Seaward won this category for The Queen, for which she was also nominated for Outstanding British Film. She was also nominated for Outstanding British film for Dirty Pretty Things.
Coogan has a number of Television Award nominations (and three wins) for his character Alan Partridge, and also won for his performance in The Trip in 2011. He was nominated for Outstanding Debut at the Film Awards for writing The Parole Officer, in which he also starred; his other film roles include 24 Hour Party People, Around the World in 80 Days, Night at the Museum, Coffee & Cigarettes, A Cock & Bull Story and this year’s Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
Tana’s other credits include Coriolanus, The Duchess and The Invisible Woman (nominated this year for Costume Design).
Philomena is also nominated for Outstanding British Film. Coogan is also nominated for Adapted Screenplay.
Previous nominations:
Seaward: 3 (1 win), Tana: None, Coogan: 10 (4 wins) Includes 9 nominations (4 wins) for the British Academy Television Awards
See full details of Coogan’s previous nominations and wins

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