The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has just finished announcing their nominations for 2017 with Damien Chazelle's marvelous musical "La La Land" (unsurprisingly) leading the pack with a whopping 11 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress. "Arrival" and "Nocturnal Animals" followed with nine nominations each, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
As far as surprises go, there were plenty to be found, including their immense love of Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals," a film that hasn't seen more than a few nominations from critics' groups throughout the season. However, stranger still was that, despite BAFTA giving it nine nominations (including several major nods), the film somehow didn't receive a nod for Best Film.
There's also the unexpected inclusion of "I, Daniel Blake" (winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes last year), a film which most Americans aren't going to be familiar with, which received several major nominations that include Best Film, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
Another particularly interesting surprise is the very scarce inclusion of Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight," which only managed to nab four nominations (Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay). The film, which has been incredibly popular throughout the critics' awards, was left out of several assumed categories, including Best Director for Jenkins, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography.
Even before these nominations, we all knew that Chazelle's "La La Land" was going to be the film to beat, and now that it's dominated with 11 nods (including all relevant major categories), it looks like it will continue to be so.
Will we see a similar sweep to the Critics' Choice and Golden Globes? Check back in on Sunday, February 12th to find out!
Please see below for a complete list of this morning's nominations:
BEST FILM ARRIVAL Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder I, DANIEL BLAKE Rebecca O'Brien LA LA LAND Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. Walsh MOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski
DIRECTOR ARRIVAL Denis Villeneuve I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Tom Ford
LEADING ACTOR ANDREW GARFIELD Hacksaw Ridge CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea JAKE GYLLENHAAL Nocturnal Animals RYAN GOSLING La La Land VIGGO MORTENSEN Captain Fantastic
LEADING ACTRESS AMY ADAMS Arrival EMILY BLUNT The Girl on the Train EMMA STONE La La Land MERYL STREEP Florence Foster Jenkins NATALIE PORTMAN Jackie
SUPPORTING ACTOR AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON Nocturnal Animals DEV PATEL Lion HUGH GRANT Florence Foster Jenkins JEFF BRIDGES Hell or High Water MAHERSHALA ALI Moonlight
SUPPORTING ACTRESS HAYLEY SQUIRES I, Daniel Blake MICHELLE WILLIAMS Manchester by the Sea NAOMIE HARRIS Moonlight NICOLE KIDMAN Lion VIOLA DAVIS Fences
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY HELL OR HIGH WATER Taylor Sheridan I, DANIEL BLAKE Paul Laverty LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan MOONLIGHT Barry Jenkins
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ARRIVAL Eric Heisserer HACKSAW RIDGE Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight HIDDEN FIGURES Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroeder LION Luke Davies NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Tom Ford
EDITING ARRIVAL Joe Walker HACKSAW RIDGE John Gilbert LA LA LAND Tom Cross MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Jennifer Lame NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Joan Sobel
ORIGINAL MUSIC ARRIVAL Jóhann Jóhannsson JACKIE Mica Levi LA LA LAND Justin Hurwitz LION Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Abel Korzeniowski
CINEMATOGRAPHY ARRIVAL Bradford Young HELL OR HIGH WATER Giles Nuttgens LA LA LAND Linus Sandgren LION Greig Fraser NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Seamus McGarvey
PRODUCTION DESIGN DOCTOR STRANGE John Bush, Charles Wood FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock HAIL, CAESAR! Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh LA LA LAND Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Shane Valentino, Meg Everist
COSTUME DESIGN ALLIED Joanna Johnston FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Colleen Atwood FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Consolata Boyle JACKIE Madeline Fontaine LA LA LAND Mary Zophres
MAKE UP & HAIR DOCTOR STRANGE Jeremy Woodhead FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips HACKSAW RIDGE Shane Thomas NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Donald Mowat, Yolanda Toussieng ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Nominees tbc
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DHEEPAN Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux JULIETA Pedro Almodóvar MUSTANG Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Charles Gillibert SON OF SAUL László Nemes, Gábor Sipos TONI ERDMANN Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski
DOCUMENTARY 13th Ava DuVernay THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK- THE TOURING YEARS Ron Howard THE EAGLE HUNTRESS Otto Bell, Stacey Reiss NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney WEINER Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
ANIMATED FILM FINDING DORY Andrew Stanton KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Travis Knight MOANA Ron Clements, John Musker ZOOTROPOLIS Byron Howard, Rich Moore
SOUND ARRIVAL Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Sylvain Bellemare DEEPWATER HORIZON Mike Prestwood Smith, Dror Mohar, Wylie Stateman, David Wyman FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Niv Adiri, Glenn Freemantle, Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Ian Tapp HACKSAW RIDGE Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright LA LA LAND Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Ai-Ling Lee, Steve A. Morrow, Andy Nelson
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS ARRIVAL Louis Morin DOCTOR STRANGE Richard Bluff, Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, Christian Manz, David Watkins THE JUNGLE BOOK Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Neil Corbould, Hal Hickel, Mohen Leo, John Knoll, Nigel Sumner
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER The Girl With All the Gifts: MIKE CAREY (Writer), CAMILLE GATIN (Producer) The Hard Stop: GEORGE AMPONSAH (Writer/Director/Producer), DIONNE WALKER (Writer/Producer) Notes on Blindness: PETER MIDDLETON (Writer/Director/Producer), JAMES SPINNEY (Writer/Director), JO-JO ELLISON (Producer) The Pass: JOHN DONNELLY (Writer), BEN A. WILLIAMS (Director) Under the Shadow: BABAK ANVARI (Writer/Director), EMILY LEO, OLIVER ROSKILL, LUCAN TOH (Producers)
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM AMERICAN HONEY Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Pouya Shahbazian, Jay Van Hoy DENIAL Mick Jackson, Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, David Hare FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM David Yates, J.K. Rowling, David Heyman, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach, Rebecca O'Brien, Paul Laverty NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison UNDER THE SHADOW Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION THE ALAN DIMENSION Jac Clinch, Jonathan Harbottle, Millie Marsh A LOVE STORY Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King TOUGH Jennifer Zheng
BRITISH SHORT FILM CONSUMED Richard John Seymour HOME Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, Scott O’Donnell MOUTH OF HELL Bart Gavigan, Samir Mehanovic, Ailie Smith, Michael Wilson THE PARTY Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming, Andrea Harkin, Conor MacNeill STANDBY Charlotte Regan, Jack Hannon
EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public) ANYA TAYLOR-JOY LAIA COSTA LUCAS HEDGES RUTH NEGGA TOM HOLLAND