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‘The Post’ and Female Directors Snubbed at the 2018 BAFTA Awards Nominations

After “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” dominance at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations for its prestigious awards.

Natalie Dormer and Letita Wright announced the nominees, where Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” lead with 12 nods, including best film, best director, best actress (Sally Hawkins) and best supporting actress (Octavia Spencer). Meanwhile, Darkest Hour and Three Billboards and followed close behind with nine nominations each, including Best Picture and Best British Film.

But with every nominations comes the surprises and the snubs. Among the films that were completely shut out was Steven Spielberg’s “The Post”,  the celebrated drama that follows The Washington Post’s fight to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971, didn’t received a single nomination.

Also completely left out were female film directors. Dee Rees’ Netflix drama “Mudbound” and Patty Jenkins’ box office hit “Wonder Woman” were ignored in every category. Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” received three nominations, but the writer and director was excluded from the Best Director category. Among the few female filmmakers to receive a nomination was Angelina Jolie. The actress/director was nominated in the foreign-language film category for the wrenching drama “First They Killed My Father”, representing Cambodia.

This same scenario happened at the Golden Globes, which prompted presenter Natalie Portman to say “And here are all the male nominees” before naming the men nominated. Will the same happened during BAFTA’s broadcast? We will have to wait till Feb. 18, when the winner will be announced in the ceremony hosted by Joanna Lumley.

Here is the list of nominees.

Film

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Director

Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve

Call Me by Your Name, Luca Guadagnino

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

 

Best Actress

Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

 

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

 

Supporting Actress

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Kristen Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

 

Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Hugh Grant, Paddington 2

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Original Screenplay

Get Out, Jordan Peele

I, Tonya, Steven Rogers

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

 

Adapted Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory

The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, David Schneider

Fim Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Matt Greenhalgh

Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin

Paddington 2, Simon Farnaby, Paul King

 

Outstanding British Film

Darkest Hour, Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski

The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou, Ian Martin, David Schneider

God’s Own Country, Francis Lee, Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling

Lady Macbeth, William Oldroyd, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, Alice Birch

Paddington 2, Paul King, David Heyman, Simon Farnaby

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin

Outstanding Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer

The Ghoul, Gareth Tunley (Writer/Director/Producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (Producers)

I Am Not a Witch, Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director), Emily Morgan (Producer)

Jawbone, Johnny Harris (Writer/Producer), Thomas Napper (Director)

Kingdom of Us, Lucy Cohen (Director)

Lady Macbeth, Alice Birch (Writer), William Oldroyd (Director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Producer)

 

Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins

Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel

Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema

The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen

Three Billbooards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Ben Davis

 

Editing

Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss

Blade Runner 2049, Joe Walker

Dunkirk, Lee Smith

The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky

Three Billbooards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory

 

Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast, Jacqueline Durran

Darkest Hour, Jacqueline Durran

I, Tonya, Jennifer Johnson

Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges

The Shape of Water, Luis Sequeira

 

Make-Up and Hair

Blade Runner 2049, Donald Mowat, Kerry Warn

Darkest Hour, David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji

I, Tonya, Deborah La Mia Denaver, Adruitha Lee

Victoria & Abdul, Daniel Phillips

Wonder, Naomi Bakstad, Robert A. Pandini, Arjen Tuiten

 

Original Music

Blade Runner 2049, Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer

Darkest Hour, Dario Marianelli

Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer

Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood

The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

 

Production Design

Beauty and the Beast, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

Blade Runner 2049, Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola

Darkest Hour, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

Dunkirk, Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis

The Shape of Water, Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau

 

Special Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson

Dunkirk, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson

The Shape of Water, Dennis Berardi, Trey Harrell, Kevin Scott

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War For the Planet of the Apes

 

Sound

Baby Driver, Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater

Blade Runner 2049, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth

Dunkirk, Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten

The Shape of Water, Christian Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Nathan Robitaille, Brad Zoern

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

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