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Best Film Nominees in 2014

9 February 2014
12 Years A Slave Director Steve McQueenBAFTA/ Brian Ritchie

Find out more about the Best Film category in 2014, which was won by 12 Years A Slave.

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WINNER: 12 Years A Slave

Best Film Winner: 12 Years A SlaveBAFTA/ Brian RitchieDirector; Steve McQueen Leading Actor Winner 2014: Chiwetel EjioforBAFTA/ Brian RitchieLeading Actor; Chiwetel Ejiofor

!!!Best Film Press Conference Interview Transcript at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 (149.4 KB)

12 Years A Slave12 Years A Slave

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, in 2008. was also nominated for Outstanding British Film, as was his second feature, , in 2012. He is also nominated for Director and Adapted Screenplay for . 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 and ) and once for Supporting Actor (for ), but he was also nominated for Best Film in 2009 as the producer of .

Katagas’s previous films include and ; and both previously produced and .

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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 , for which she was also nominated for Outstanding British Film. She was also nominated for Outstanding British film for .

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 , in which he also starred; his other film roles include , , , , and this year’s .

Tana’s other credits include , and (nominated this year for Costume Design).

is also nominated for Outstanding British Film. Coogan is also nominated for Adapted Screenplay.

Previous nominations:

  • Seaward
  • Coogan Includes 9 nominations (4 wins) for the British Academy Television Awards

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