With a total of 22 nominations in this year’s BAFTAs, Film4 films have received more BAFTA nominations than ever before.
Todd Haynes’ Carol receives nine nominations, joint top of all films nominated in this year’s awards, including nods in the Best Film category as well as for Cate Blanchett for Best Actress and Todd Haynes for Best Director. Rooney Mara also receives a nomination for Best Supporting Actress alongside Phyllis Nagy for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Alex Garland’s Ex_Machina receives five nominations in total. Nominated for Outstanding British Film, Alex Garland is also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Alicia Vikander for Best Supporting Actress.
Of the five films nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, four are Film4-backed films: Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, Asif Kapadia’s Amy (which is also nominated for Best Documentary), Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and Alex Garland’s Ex_Machina.
For Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Brie Larson is nominated in the Best Actress category (as well as for the Rising Star award) while Emma Donoghue is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Debbie Tucker Green is also recognised in the Best Debut Feature category for Second Coming.
David Kosse, Director of Film4, says: “We are delighted that seven of our films have been honoured with a record number of BAFTA nominations this morning. They are a perfect example of the bold, inspirational voices that Film4 is known for backing – each film has been expertly crafted by exceptionally gifted writers, filmmakers and actors. It is enormously gratifying to see our belief in their unique talent recognised by BAFTA and its members in this way. Congratulations to all the filmmakers and all our many partners who helped bring these extraordinarily films into being.”
Film4 BAFTA nominations in full:
Best Film: Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley
Director: Todd Haynes
Adapted Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy
Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett
Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara
Cinematography: Ed Lachman
Production Design: Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
Costume Design: Sandy Powell
Make Up & Hair: Jerry DeCarlo, Patricia Regan
Outstanding British Film: Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Alex Garland (Director)
Original Screenplay: Alex Garland
Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander
Special Visual Effects: Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst
Adapted Screenplay: Emma Donoghue
Leading Actress: Brie Larson
Rising Star: Brie Larson
Outstanding British Film: Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
Documentary: Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
Outstanding British Film: Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher
Outstanding British Film: Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Efthimis Filippou
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Debbie Tucker Green (Writer/Director)