Hot on the heels of its Golden Globes triumph, La La Land is making the early running in the British equivalent of the Oscars, the BAFTAs.

The musical leads the pack with 11 nominations, including best film and best director, plus best actor and actress nods for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Close behind La La Land were the sci-fi epic Arrival and Tom Ford’s dark noir Nocturnal Animals, both of which bagged nine nominations apiece. Amy Adams – who starred in both films – received a best actress nod for her performance in Arrival, which was also nominated for best film.

The other contenders for best film are the Golden Globe winning dramas Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea, plus Ken Loach’s latest I, Daniel Blake.

Australia is well represented at the 2017 BAFTAs, with both Lion and Hacksaw Ridge picking up five nominations apiece. Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel are in the running in the best supporting categories for the former, while Andrew Garfield is up for best actor for his performance in Mel Gibson’s acclaimed war drama.

This year’s EE British Academy Film and Television Awards will be held on February 12 and will be hosted by Stephen Fry. The nominees in the main categories are:

Best Film


La La Land

Manchester By The Sea


I, Daniel Blake


Denis Villeneuve Arrival

Ken Loach I, Daniel Blake

Damien Chazelle La La Land

Kenneth Lonergan Manchester By The Sea

Tom Ford Nocturnal Animals

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

La La Land leads BAFTA nominations

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

Supporting Actor

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Nocturnal Animals

Dev Patel Lion

Hugh Grant Florence Foster Jenkins

Jeff Bridges Hell or High Water

Mahershala Ali Moonlight

Supporting Actress

Hayley Squires I, Daniel Blake

Michelle Williams Manchester by the Sea

Naomie Harris Moonlight

Nicole Kidman Lion

Viola Davis Fences

Outstanding British Film

American Honey


Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

I, Daniel Blake

Under The Shadow

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Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer 

The Girl With All the Gifts

The Hard Stop

Notes on Blindness

The Pass

Under the Shadow

Film Not In The English Language




Son Of Saul

Toni Erdmann



The Beatles: Eight Days A Week- The Touring Years

The Eagle Huntress

Notes On Blindness


Animated Film

Finding Dory

Kubo And The Two Strings



Rising Star Award (voted for by the public) 

Anya Taylor-Joy

Laia Costa

Lucas Hedges

Ruth Negga

Tom Holland