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Bafta 2019 nominations: 'The Favourite' leads the pack as 'Bohemian Rhapsody' lands seven nods

LGBT stories look set to dominate this years Baftas after last weekend's Golden Globes success.

2019-01-09

Words: Will Stroude

LGBT stories look set for a strong showing at the 2019 Bafta Film Awards, with  The Favourite and Bohemian Rhapsody among this year's most celebrated nominees.

Royal period drama The Favourite leads the way with 12 nominations, including for Best Picture, Best Actress for Olivia Colman and Best Supporting Actress nods for Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, who's also up for Best Director, the acclaimed movie tells the story of 17th century British monarch Queen Anne and her supposed female lovers Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough (played by Weisz) and Churchull's impoverished cousin Abigail Hill (Stone).

Bohemian Rhapsody will also be looking for another good night following its shock Best Picture win at the Golden Globes on Sunday (6 January) - though it won't be in the running for the equivalent award at the Baftas.

Despite missing out on a nomination for Best Film, the Queen biopic is up for seven awards, including Outstanding British Film Best Actor for its Golden Globe-winning lead Rami Malek.

Another surprise Golden Globes winner, Green Book, also receives four Bafta nominations.

Starring Moonlight's Maharshala Ali, the comedy-drama delves into the life of African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley, who was married to a woman but who was reported to have had various sexual encounters with men over the course of his life.

In other good news, last year's stellar Alexander McQueen biopicMcQueen, has scored two nominations, for Outstanding British Film and Best Documentary. 

Featuring archive footage and interviews with the late designer's family and friends, it takes an intimate look at the life of the gay fashion pioneer, who tragically took his own life in February 2010 at the age of 40.

Little Monsters will also be pleased to know that Lady Gaga is up for Best Actress for her musical turn as asipiring singer Ally in A Star Is Born - though The 'Applause' singer faces stiff competition from Colman and The Wife's Glenn Close, who beat both to the Golden Globe last weekend.

A Star Is Born remains one of this year's big contenders howeverwith a further six nominations including for Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Sound, and Leading Actor for Bradley Cooper.

The winners will be announced whe the 2019 Bafta Film Awards ceremony takes place on 10 February - but until then get updating your charts with the full list of nominees below:

BEST FILM
BLACKkKLANSMAN 
THE FAVOURITE
GREEN BOOK 
ROMA 
A STAR IS BORN 

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
BEAST 
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE 
McQUEEN 
STAN & OLLIE 
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
APOSTASY - Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director)
BEAST - Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)
A CAMBODIAN SPRING - Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer)
PILI - Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer)
RAY & LIZ - Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CAPERNAUM 
COLD WAR
DOGMAN 
ROMA 
SHOPLIFTERS

DOCUMENTARY
FREE SOLO
McQUEEN 
RBG 
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

ANIMATED FILM
INCREDIBLES 2
ISLE OF DOGS 
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

DIRECTOR
BLACKkKLANSMAN - Spike Lee
COLD WAR - Paweł Pawlikowski
THE FAVOURITE - Yorgos Lanthimos
ROMA - Alfonso Cuarón
A STAR IS BORN - Bradley Cooper

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
COLD WAR - Janusz Głowacki, Paweł Pawlikowski
THE FAVOURITE - Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
GREEN BOOK - Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
ROMA - Alfonso Cuarón
VICE - Adam McKay

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BLACKkKLANSMAN - Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? - Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
FIRST MAN - Josh Singer
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - Barry Jenkins
A STAR IS BORN - Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth

LEADING ACTRESS
GLENN CLOSE - The Wife
LADY GAGA - A Star Is Born
MELISSA McCARTHY - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
OLIVIA COLMAN - The Favourite
VIOLA DAVIS - Widows

LEADING ACTOR
BRADLEY COOPER - A Star Is Born
CHRISTIAN BALE - Vice
RAMI MALEK - Bohemian Rhapsody
STEVE COOGAN - Stan & Ollie
VIGGO MORTENSEN - Green Book

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
AMY ADAMS - Vice
CLAIRE FOY - First Man
EMMA STONE - The Favourite
MARGOT ROBBIE - Mary Queen of Scots
RACHEL WEISZ - The Favourite

SUPPORTING ACTOR
ADAM DRIVER - BlacKkKlansman
MAHERSHALA ALI - Green Book
RICHARD E. GRANT - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
SAM ROCKWELL - Vice
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET - Beautiful Boy

ORIGINAL MUSIC
BLACKkKLANSMAN 
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK 
ISLE OF DOGS
MARY POPPINS RETURNS 
A STAR IS BORN

CINEMATOGRAPHY
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
COLD WAR 
THE FAVOURITE 
FIRST MAN
ROMA

EDITING
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE 
FIRST MAN 
ROMA 
VICE

PRODUCTION DESIGN
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
THE FAVOURITE
FIRST MAN 
MARY POPPINS RETURNS 
ROMA 

COSTUME DESIGN
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE
MARY POPPINS RETURNS 
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS 

MAKE UP & HAIR
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE 
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS 
STAN & OLLIE 
VICE 

SOUND
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 
FIRST MAN
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT 
A QUIET PLACE
A STAR IS BORN 

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
BLACK PANTHER 
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD 
FIRST MAN 
READY PLAYER ONE

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
I’M OK Elizabeth Hobbs, Abigail Addison, Jelena Popović
MARFA Gary McLeod, Myles McLeod
ROUGHHOUSE Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom

BRITISH SHORT FILM
73 COWS
BACHELOR
THE BLUE DOOR 
THE FIELD 
WALE

EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
BARRY KEOGHAN
CYNTHIA ERIVO
JESSIE BUCKLEY
LAKEITH STANFIELD
LETITIA WRIGHT