HOLLYWOOD—Awards season is still in full swing, as the 2018 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) unveiled their nominations for the best in the cinematic world. The BAFTA Awards are equivalent to the Oscars, only they take place in Britain.

Leading all films was “The Shape of Water” which earned a total of 12 nominations including Best Film. Followed close behind were “Three Billboards Outside, Ebbing Missouri” and “Darkest Hour” which earned 9 nominations apiece. Well, plenty of familiar faces returned to the canvas there were several films left out in the cold including Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” which didn’t earn a single nomination.

The same sentiment was echoed for the Netflix drama “Mudbound,” while Jordan Peele is still left out in the Best Director race, and Denzel Washington wasn’t seeing any love for his performance in “Roman J. Israel Esq.” Another big surprise was the inclusion of Denis Villeneuve in the Best Director race for the film “Blade Runner 2049. A full list of this year’s nominees can be viewed below:

Best Film

-“Call Me By Your Name”


-“Darkest Hour”

-“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

-“The Shape of Water”

Best Director

-Denis Villeneuve “Blade Runner 2049”

-Luca Guadagnino “Call Me By Your Name”

-Christopher Nolan “Dunkirk”

-Guillermo del Toro “The Shape of Water”

-Martin McDonagh “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Actor

-Daniel Kaluuya “Get Out”

-Daniel Day-Lewis “Phantom Thread”

-Gary Oldman “Darkest Hour”

-Jamie Bell “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

-Timothee Chalamet “Call Me By Your Name”

Best Actress

-Sally Hawkins “The Shape of Water”

-Margot Robbie “I, Tonya”

-Saoirse Ronan “Lady Bird”

-Annette Bening “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

-Frances McDormand “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Supporting Actress

-Allison Janney “I, Tonya”

-Kristen Scott Thomas “Darkest Hour”

-Octavia Spencer “The Shape of Water”

-Lesley Manville “Phantom Thread”

-Laurie Metcalf “Lady Bird”

Best Supporting Actor

-Christopher Plummer “All the Money in the World”

-Sam Rockwell “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

-Woody Harrelson “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

-Hugh Grant “Paddington 2”

-Willem Dafoe “The Florida Project”

Best Original Screenplay

-Jordan Peele “Get Out”

-Steven Rogers “I, Tonya”

-Greta Gerwig “Lady Bird”

-Martin McDonagh “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

-Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor “The Shape of Water”

Best Adapted Screenplay

-James Ivory “Call Me by Your Name”

-Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin and David Schneider “The Death of Stalin”

-Matt Greenhaigh “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

-Aaron Sorkin “Molly’s Game”

-Simon Farnaby and Paul King “Paddington 2”

Outstanding British Film In 2018

-“Darkest Hour”

-“The Death of Stalin”

-“God’s Own Country”

-“Lady Macbeth”

-“Paddington 2”

-“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Outstanding Debut From a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2018

-“The Ghoul”

-“I am Not a Witch”


-“Kingdom of Us”

-“Lady Macbeth”

There ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 18 at the Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony will be hosted by Joanna Lumley, who will replace Stephen Fry.