Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Michael Fassbender is Nominated for a BAFTA (updated)

The BAFTA nominations were announced this morning in London and 12 Years a Slave received 10 nominations, with one of them being Michael Fassbender in the Supporting category. The awards ceremony will be on February 16th! As you will note, Michael's main competitor was not eligible to be nominated because the film hasn't been released in the UK yet. So as you will see, Michael is up against some other fine performances, but they too have had their work overshadowed by an easy to love character performance. Be that as it may, we still cannot take this category as something that will be smooth sailing for Michael Fassbender because I personally don't trust BAFTA - he has a poor history with them. Going back to their snub of Michael for Hunger in 2009, he didn't win the Rising Star award in 2009 either, it instead went to a lame Dr. Who actor, and Michael did not win for Shame in 2012. So while we can be happy Michael has been nominated for a BAFTA, we'll have to wait and see how he fairs with them on Feb. 16.

Michael's response to his nomination:

"I'm so thrilled and honoured to be nominated. I am very proud to be a part of this film and want to thank BAFTA for all the support they have shown us".Michael Fassbender - Nominated for Best Supporting Actor

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best film

12 Years a Slave
 American Hustle
 Captain Phillips
 Gravity
 Philomena

Outstanding British film

Gravity
 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
 Philomena
 Rush
 Saving Mr Banks
 The Selfish Giant

Actor

Christian Bale (American Hustle)
 Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
 Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
 Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
 Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

Actress

Amy Adams (American Hustle)
 Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
 Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
 Judi Dench (Philomena)
 Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)

Supporting actor

Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips)
 Daniel Bruhl (Rush)
 Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
 Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
 Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

Supporting actress

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
 Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
 Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
 Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
 Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)

Director

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
 Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
 Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
 David O Russell (American Hustle)
 Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Adapted screenplay

12 Years a Slave
 Behind the Candelabra
 Captain Phillips
 Philomena
 The Wolf of Wall Street

Original screenplay

American Hustle
 Blue Jasmine
 Gravity
 Inside Llewyn Davis
 Nebraska

Animated film

Despicable Me 2
 Frozen
 Monsters University

Documentary

The Act of Killing
 The Armstrong Lie
 Blackfish
 Tim’s Vermeer
 We Steal Secrets

Foreign film

The Act of Killing
 Blue is the Warmest Colour
 The Great Beauty
 Metro Manila
 Wadjda

Cinematography

12 Years a Slave
 Captain Phillips
 Gravity
 Inside Llewyn Davis
 Nebraska

Costume design

American Hustle
 Behind the Candelabra
 The Great Gatsby
 The Invisible Woman
 Saving Mr Banks

Editing

12 Years a Slave
 Captain Phillips
 Gravity
 Rush
 The Wolf of Wall Street

Make-up and hair

American Hustle
 Behind the Candelabra
 The Butler
 The Great Gatsby
 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Music

12 Years a Slave
 The Book Thief
 Captain Phillips
 Gravity
 Saving Mr Banks

Production design

12 Years a Slave
 American Hustle
 Behind the Candelabra
 Gravity
 The Great Gatsby

Sound

All is Lost
 Captain Phillips
 Gravity
 Inside Llewyn Davis
 Rush

Visual effects

Gravity
 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
 Iron Man 3
 Pacific Rim
 Star Trek Into Darkness

Short animation

Everything I Can See From Here
 I Am Tom Moody
 Sleeping with the Fishes

Short film

Island Queen
 Keeping Up with the Joneses
 Orbit Ever After
 Room 8
 Sea View

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson (writers, Good Vibrations)
 Kieran Evans (writer-director, Kelly + Victor)
 Scott Graham (writer-director, Shell)
 Kelly Marcel (writer, Saving Mr Banks)
 Paul Wright. Polly Stokes (writer-director and producer, For Those in Peril)

Rising Star award

Dane DeHaan
 George MacKay
 Lupita Nyong’o
 Will Poulter
 Lea Seydoux

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