HOLLYWOOD—Well, it looks like the musical to beat this awards season! “La La Land” continues to be a spectacle earning 11 nominations on Tuesday, January 10, after the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) unveiled its nominations. The BAFTAs are equivalent to the American Academy Awards. The musical earned nominations in the Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director categories.

Followed close behind were the films “Arrival” and “Nocturnal Animals” which earned 9 nominations apiece. There were indeed some notable snubs people, I mean no Denzel Washington for Best Actor for “Fences” wtf! The same sentiment can be echoed for the omission of Barry Jenkins from the Best Director list for “Moonlight.” A list of this year’s nominees can be viewed below:

Best Film

-“La La Land”


-“I, Daniel Blake”

-“Manchester by the Sea”


Best Director

-Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

-Kenneth Lonergan “Manchester by the Sea”

-Tom Ford “Nocturnal Animals”

-Ken Loach “I, Daniel Blake”

-Denis Villeneuve “Arrival”

Best Original Screenplay

-Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

-Barry Jenkins “Moonlight”

-Kenneth Lonergan “Manchester by the Sea”

-Paul Laverty “I, Daniel Blake”

-Taylor Sheridan “Hell or High Water”

Best Adapted Screenplay

-Tom Ford “Nocturnal Animals”

-Luke Davies “Lion”

-Eric Heisserer “Arrival”

-Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder “Hidden Figures”

-Robert Schenkhan and Andrew Knight “Hacksaw Ridge”

Best Actress

-Amy Adams “Arrival”

-Emily Blunt “The Girl on the Train”

-Natalie Portman “Jackie”

-Emma Stone “La La Land”

-Meryl Streep “Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor

-Casey Affleck “Manchester by the Sea”

-Andrew Garfield “Hacksaw Ridge”

-Ryan Gosling “La La Land”

-Jake Gyllenhaal “Nocturnal Animals”

-Viggo Mortensen “Captain Fantastic”

Best Supporting Actress

-Viola Davis “Fences”

-Hayley Squires “I, Daniel Blake”

-Michelle Williams “Manchester by the Sea”

-Naomie Harris “Moonlight”

-Nicole Kidman “Lion”

Best Supporting Actor

-Mahershala Ali “Moonlight”

-Jeff Bridges “Hell or High Water”

-Hugh Grant “Florence Foster Jenkins”

-Dev Patel “Lion”

-Aaron Taylor-Johnson “Nocturnal Animals”

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

-“The Girl With All the Gifts”

-“Notes on Blindness”

-“Under the Shadow”

Outstanding British Film

-“American Honey”


-“I, Daniel Blake”

-“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

-“Notes on Blindness”

-“Under the Shadow”

Best Film Not in the English Language



-“Son of Saul”

-“Toni Erdmann”


Best Documentary


-“The Eagle Huntress”


-“Notes on Blindness”

-“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”

Best Animated Film

-“Finding Dory”



-“Kubo and the Two Strings”

The BAFTA awards will be handed out on February 12 from the Royal Albert Hall. Actor Stephen Fry will host the ceremony.