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2017 BAFTA Nominations: Big Showing for La La Land, Arrival, and Nocturnal Animals

Arrival (2016)

So now we have heard from three major precursors to the Oscars: Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and now the British Academy Film Awards.  I did a predictions blog yesterday, so I’ll be listing the actual nominees and then saying what went right and what went wrong.  So here we go.

Best Animated Film

Finding Dory

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

Zootopia

Just a fun fact here: Zootopia was released as “Zootropolis” in the UK.  Anyways, I had that one and Moana, but the other two I missed.

Best Special Visual Effects

Arrival

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Jungle Book

Star Wars: Rogue One

So for this one I actually got all five, and that’s in rare form this morning.

Best Sound

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

So I got most of these.  Instead of Fantastic Beasts and Deepwater Horizon, I had Jungle Book and Silence.  The latter got nothing this morning.

Best Editing

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Nocturnal Animals

Manchester by the Sea

I got three of these and swapped out Manchester and Nocturnal Animals for Florence Foster Jenkins, which paled in comparison to what I had it getting nominated for, and Moonlight, whose disappearance here I think is just due to their love for Nocturnal Animals.

Best Makeup and Hair

Doctor Strange

Florence Foster Jenkins

Hacksaw Ridge

Nocturnal Animals

Star Wars: Rogue One

For these, I only got Florence Foster Jenkins.  The other four I had were JackieLa La LandSilence, and Star Trek Beyond.

Best Costume Design

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie 

La La Land

Hey, I got four of these.  I just swapped out Allied for Silence.  So this is definitely one of the better categories for me today.

Best Production Design

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Nocturnal Animals

This was a weaker one for me, only La La Land was correctly predicted.  I had ArrivalFlorence Foster JenkinsJackie, and Silence.

Best Original Music

Arrival

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Nocturnal Animals

I did a little better here, three out of five.  I just swapped out Moonlight and The BFG for Jackie and Nocturnal Animals.

Best Cinematography

Arrival

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Lion

Nocturnal Animals

This one was another three out of five for me.  I had Moonlight and Silence in place of Hell or High Water and Nocturnal Animals, though those two are great picks personally speaking.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hidden Figures

Lion

Nocturnal Animals

This one was surprisingly strong for me.  I just had Fences in instead of Hidden Figures.  Though the absence of Fences in this category is hard to miss.

Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water

I, Daniel Blake

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

This category wasn’t quite as strong for me.  I did have La La LandManchester, and Moonlight, but instead had Florence Foster Jenkins and Jackie in for the last two slots.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomi Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Overall four out of five, but I didn’t know anything about Squires.  Instead I had Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures.  It’s notable that the only nomination for Fences was in this category.  A really poor showing.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Dev Patel, Lion

Again four out of five, but man Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been screwing me over lately.  Missed his nomination and win at the Globes and here.  I had Lucas Hedges for Manchester by the Sea in his place, and sadly he might have to fight to be nominated.

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams, Arrival

Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Four out of five was just my number.  I just swapped out Emily for Ruth Negga for Loving.  So that fifth slot at the Oscars should presumably go to Isabelle Huppert, whose film Elle did not screen in time to qualify for this year’s awards, but if it’s not her, there’s lots of alternatives.

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

I guess this confirms Viggo’s presence at the Oscars.  Notably missing here is Denzel Washington, whose film again only got one nomination in supporting actress but missed everywhere else.  Otherwise he should be joined by Casey, Andrew, and Ryan Gosling at the Oscars.

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Ken Loach, I, Daniel Blake

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

So this one had some good picks, but I missed Ford and Loach.  Instead I had Pablo Larrain for Jackie and usual suspect Barry Jenkins for Moonlight.  This is actually the first time he has missed, but I doubt he gets overlooked at the upcoming Directors Guild Awards and the Oscars.

Best Film

Arrival

I, Daniel Blake

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

What was very surprising upon reading this list of five was that Nocturnal Animals gets all that love and attention, then suddenly shafted at the top prize when movies like I, Daniel Blake and Moonlight didn’t do very well in comparison.  Anyways, I had three of these, and had Lion and Florence Foster Jenkins in favor of I, Daniel Blake and Manchester.

So yes, counting up we had strong performances from La La Land (11 nomination), Arrival and Nocturnal Animals (9 nominations each), then for the movies that still did well without as high a number, Manchester by the Sea got six nominations, Hacksaw Ridge and Lion both got five, I, Daniel BlakeMoonlight, and Florence Foster Jenkins all got four nominations, and the following films all achieved three nominations: JackieHell or High WaterFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Doctor Strange.  So these films had some strong showings today, and there is for sure a few changes I want to make to my Oscar predictions, and a few question marks that I will have to ponder over in the next couple of weeks before Oscar nominations come out.  I’ll keep you posted with any and all changes I have to make.

 

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I am a gigantic movie nerd who spends his free time memorizing Oscar winners and nominees and seeing as many good movies as I can. I have always wanted to write about films, review films, and speculate on films, and hope that this site helps me get a couple of people who can agree or disagree with me.

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