bafta awards

The annual BAFTA Awards have always been a ceremony  I enjoy, mainly due to their nomination selections. This year is no different as Steve McQueen‘s marvelous movie 12 Years A Slave and Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity has received the biggest amount of love from this awards show. 

The awards race this year for best picture is going to be interesting, only because the landscape seems to shift on the favorite every time a monstrous ceremony like this one comes up. David O. Russell‘s American Hustle has been receiving a lot of love from the performances down to the direction, but how long will that last? 12 Years A Slave is starting to nip at its heels, ready to take charge as a front runner which I frankly would be more than happy to see. While the BAFTA’s are giving McQueen and company the love that they deserve, I can’t help but wonder if it’ll be the same with the Academy. So far the Academy hasn’t been too incredibly fond of McQueen’s work, particularly that of Shame, but 12 Years A Slave is a lot more accessible than his previous films so we’ll just have to wait and see.


  • 12 Years A Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • Philomena


  • Steve McQueen - 12 Years A Slave
  • David O. Russell - American Hustle
  • Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
  • Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
  • Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street


  • Bruce Dern - Nebraska
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years A Slave
  • Christian Bale - American Hustle
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips


  • Amy Adams - American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
  • Emma Thompson - Saving Mr. Banks
  • Judi Dench - Philomena
  • Sandra Bullock - Gravity 


  • Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
  • Daniel Bruhl - Rush
  • Matt Damon - Behind The Candelabra 
  • Michael Fassbender - 12 Years A Slave


  • Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
  • Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
  • Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years A Slave
  • Oprah Winfrey - The Butler
  • Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine


  • Gravity
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Philomena
  • Rush
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • The Selfish Giant

You can read the rest of the list of nominations on this link here.

What do you think of the list for the 2014 BAFTA nominations?

Source: TotalFilm