HOLLYWOOD—Things are still happening in the world of entertainment, with the nominees for the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Arts were unveiled on Wednesday, January 9. Leading all films was the comedy “The Favourite” with a total of 12 nominations including Best Film. “A Star is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “First Man” and “Roma” each picked up seven nominations.

However, there were some major surprises along the way. “Black Panther” which has been generating all types of Oscar buzz was snubbed in the Best Film category, as was Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk.” The nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress are intriguing because it makes certain in my opinion that when the Academy Award nominations are unveiled on January 22, there will be some surprises, some that might leave people floored to say the least. A partial list of this year’s nominees can be seen below:

Best Film


-“A Star is Born”

-“Green Book”

-“The Favourite”


Best Director

-Spike Lee “BlacKkKlansman”

-Bradley Cooper “A Star is Born”

-Alfonso Cuaron “Roma”

-Yorgos Lanthimos “The Favourite”

-Pawel Pawlikowski “Cold War”

Best Actress

-Olivia Colman “The Favourite”

-Glenn Close “The Wife”

-Viola Davis “Widows”

-Lady Gaga “A Star is Born”

-Melissa McCarthy “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Actor

-Bradley Cooper “A Star is Born”

-Rami Malek “Bohemian Rhapsody”

-Viggo Mortensen “Green Book”

-Christian Bale “Vice”

-Steve Coogan “Stan & Oillie”

Best Supporting Actor

-Timothee Chalamet “Beautiful Boy”

-Mahershala Ali “Green Book”

-Adam Driver “BlacKkKlansman”

-Sam Rockwell “Vice”

-Richard E. Grant “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Supporting Actress

-Claire Foy “First Man”

-Amy Adams “Vice”

-Emma Stone “The Favourite”

-Rachel Weisz “The Favourite”

-Margot Robbie “Mary Queen of Scots”

Outstanding British Film

-“Stan & Ollie”

-“You Were Never Really Here”


-“Bohemian Rhapsody”

-“The Favourite”


Best Animated Film

-“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

-“Isle of Dogs”

-“Incredibles 2”

Best Original Screenplay

-Adam McKay “Vice”

-Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara The Favourite”

-Alfonso Cuaron “Roma”

-Janusz Głowacki and Paweł Pawlikowski “Cold War”

– Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga “Green Book”

Best Adapted Screenplay

-Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth “A Star is Born”

-Barry Jenkins “If Beale Street Could Talk”

-Josh Singer “First Man”

-Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott “BlacKkKlansman”

-Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

The 72nd annual BAFTA Awards will be held on Sunday, February 10 at the Royal Albert Hall. Joanna Lumley will host the ceremony for the second consecutive year.