Michael Fassbender is among the nominees for this year’s BAFTAs announced today, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 12 Years a Slave, which opens in Ireland on Friday. The film received 10 nominations in total, including for Best Film, Best Director (Steve McQueen) and Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor).

Good Vibrations scored its writers a nomination as Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson are up for Outstanding Debut.

Kieran Evans, who directed Kelly + Victor, co-produced by the Irish Film Board, is nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British WriterDirector or Producer.

Also of Irish interest is the inclusion of Philomena, partly filmed in Northern Ireland, which is among the nominations for Best Picture, with three further nominations in Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actress for Judi Dench.

Gravity leads this year’s shortlist with a total of 11 nominations, including Best Film, Best Actress (Sandra Bullock) and Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón).

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 16th February.

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Best Film

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips

Outstanding British Film
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Saving Mr Banks
The Selfish Giant

Best 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)

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

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

Best 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)

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave
Behind the Candelabra
Captain Phillips
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Inside Llewyn Davis

Film Not in the English Language
The Act of Killing
Blue is the Warmest Colour
The Great Beauty
Metro Manila

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

Best Animated Film
Despicable Me 2
Monsters University

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Colin Carberry (Writer), Glenn Patterson (Writer) Good Vibrations
Kelly Marcel (Writer) Saving Mr Banks
Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) Kelly + Victor
Paul Wright (Director/Writer), Polly Stokes (Producer) For Those in Peril
Scott Graham (Director/Writer) Shell

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



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