2018 BAFTA Film Awards Snubs and Surprises: The Post, Mudbound and Female Directors Shut Out

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Tom Hanks, The Post


When Natalie Dormer and Letitia Wright introduced the nominees for the 2018 BAFTA Movie Awards in London Tuesday, there have been various surprises. Guillermo Del Toro‘s The Form of Water acquired 12 nominations, adopted by Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing, Missouri with 9 every. However the annual award present—considered the U.Okay.’s equal to the U.S.’ Academy Awards—utterly shut out some seemingly apparent decisions.

Chief amongst them: The Submit. Steven Spielberg‘s interval drama, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, earned six Golden Globe nominations and is a possible candidate for the 2018 Oscars. The BAFTA Awards appeared to comply with the 2018 SAG Awards‘ lead, because it additionally utterly snubbed the favored movie, which follows The Washington Submit‘s battle to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (The movie, which opened nationwide final month, is up for eight Critics’ Selection Awards Thursday.)


2018 BAFTA Movie Awards Nominees and Host Introduced

Mudbound, Mary J. Blige

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Dee Rees‘ Netflix drama Mudbound was ignored in each class, as was Patty JenkinsMarvel Lady. Greta Gerwig‘s Woman Hen earned three nominations, however she was excluded from the Greatest Director class—which means it is as soon as once more a totally male-dominated subject.

Joe Wright‘s Darkest Hour received a Greatest Movie nomination, however he did not get one for Greatest Director. Denis Villeneuve did get a Greatest Director nomination for Blade Runner 2049—a uncommon feat for a style title and a sequel. In complete, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling‘s flick acquired eight nominations.

Paul McGuigan‘s Movie Stars Do not Die in Liverpool picked up three nominations, with Jamie Bell and Annette Bening nabbing Greatest Actor and Greatest Actress nominations for his or her roles. The U.Okay. movie premiered within the U.S. final month, although it is did not generate a lot award buzz stateside.

Hugh Grant, Paddington 2

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In a shock few noticed coming, Paddington 2 acquired two nominations: Greatest Supporting Actor (Hugh Grant) and Greatest Tailored Screenplay (Simon Farnaby and Paul King). Grant acquired constructive critiques for his position within the household flick, however his inclusion in a class that options dramatic, profession-defining turns from Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing, Missouri), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Challenge), Christopher Plummer (All of the Cash within the World) and Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing, Missouri) feels a bit misplaced.

Winners might be introduced Feb. 18, when Joanna Lumley hosts the present at Royal Albert Corridor. “It is a actually broad mixture of established and rising expertise,” BAFTA president Amanda Berry informed The Hollywood Reporter after the nominations have been introduced in London Tuesday. “And [there are] eight British nominees within the efficiency classes, which is completely implausible.”

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