BAFTA 2019 nominations: A Star Is Born, The Favourite, Vice, Bohemian Rhapsody receive nods for top honours

The ceremony will be hosted by Joanna Lumley for the second year post her sudden replacement with the BAFTA veteran Stephen Fry in 2018.

FP Staff January 09, 2019 17:47:28 IST
BAFTA 2019 nominations: A Star Is Born, The Favourite, Vice, Bohemian Rhapsody receive nods for top honours

As Hollywood gears up for the award season, yet another list of prestigious nominations come our way. After the Golden Globes played out earlier this week, the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) nominees have now been announced.

While the Globes tipped its hat off to Olivia Coleman, Christian Bale and Rami Malek for the big wins, the BAFTAs may well follow suit, at least from what the nominations look like.

Contenders to the Best Actress award include Glenn Close (The Wife), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Olivia Colman (The Favourite) and Viola Davis (Widows). The nominees for Best Actor include Christian Bale - Vice, Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born, Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody, Steve Coogan - Stan & Ollie and Viggo Mortensen - Green Book.

See the complete list of nominees here.

The awards are scheduled to be held at London's Royal Albert Hall on 10 February.

BAFTA 2019 nominations A Star Is Born The Favourite Vice Bohemian Rhapsody receive nods for top honours

Vice (left) and A Star Is Born. Image from Facebook

The ceremony will be hosted by Joanna Lumley for the second year post her sudden replacement with the BAFTA veteran Stephen Fry in 2018. The committee seems to have shown considerable faith in Lumley this time, especially considering the fact that her first attempt faced mixed reviews with many feeling that the hosting lacked finesse on the script and some of her jokes did not seem to land as expected.

But BAFTA's director of awards Emma Baehr said the academy was "thrilled" to have the Absolutely Fabulous star return on the podium this year.

 

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