BAFTA nominations 2017: La La Land dominates, award-winning Moonlight declines

While Moonlight was considered to be the highest competition for Damien Chazelle's La La Land, it has only been given four BAFTA nominations to La La Land's eleven.

The full list of the BAFTA nominees has been announced, right after most of the contenders are still recovering from their Golden Globe hangovers. While at the Globes, Barry Jenkins' emotional drama Moonlight won best picture, it was only granted four BAFTA nominations while La La Land, the new musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, won eleven. Both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone received nominations for their performance in the film, which also earned Damien Chazelle a nomination for Best Screenplay and another for Best Director.

While Irish actress Ruth Negga was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star award last week, her name sadly didn't come up on this list of nominees. Despite her Rising Star award and the widespread success of her new film, Loving, neither her or the film are nominated for any of the key BAFTA awards this season, though that isn't slowing down the rumours of an Oscar nom for Negga.

Actress Amy Adams appeared in two films from this past year that received nominations; the sci-fi hit Arrival and the Tom Ford directed drama Nocturnal Animals. Adams herself is nominated for Best Actress for her role in Arrival. Other notable nominees include Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins, Natalie Portman for Jackie, and Viola Davis for Fences, the film production of the play by August Wilson. The famous Harry Potter franchise proved to be back in full swing, as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was nominated for Outstanding British Film.

See the full list of nominees below.

Best Film:


I, Daniel Blake

La La Land

Manchester By The Sea


Leading Actor:

Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge

Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea

Jake Gyllenhaal - Nocturnal Animals

Ryan Gosling - La La Land

Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic

Best Leading Actress:

Amy Adams - Arrival

Emily Blunt - The Girl on the Train

Emma Stone - La La Land

Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins

Natalie Portman - Jackie

Outstanding British Film:

American Honey


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I, Daniel Blake

Notes on Blindness

Under the Shadow

Best Supporting Actress:

Hayley Squires - I, Daniel Blake

Michelle Williams - Manchester By The Sea

Naomie Harris - Moonlight

Nicole Kidman - Lion

Viola Davis - Fences

Best Supporting Actor:

Aaron Taylor Johnson - Nocturnal Animals

Dev Patel - Lion

Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins

Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water

Mahershala Ali - Moonlight

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Eric Heisserer - Arrival

Robert Schenkkan & Andrew Knight - Hacksaw Ridge

Theodore Melfi & Allison Schroeder - Hidden Figures

Luke Davies - Lion

Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Screenplay

Taylor Sheridan - Hell or High Water

Paul Laverty - I, Daniel Blake

Damien Chazelle - La La Land

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester By The Sea

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Best Director:

Denis Villeneuve - Arrival

Ken Loach - I, Daniel Blake

Damien Chazelle - La La Land

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester By The Sea

Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals


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