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2018 EE BAFTA Nominations Announced



This morning saw the announcement of this year’s EE BAFTA Film Awards nominations, which will take place on Sunday 16th February, screening on BBC1.

Leading the pack is Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape Of Water with 12 nominations, with Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri its closest challengers with nine each.

It was also confirmed that Joanna Lumley will be on hosting duty, taking over from Stephen Fry who stepped down this year after hosting the ceremony twelve times.

Here’s the full list of nominees…

Best Film

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour


The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best British Film

Darkest Hour

The Death of Stalin

God’s Own Country

Lady Macbeth

Paddington 2

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Debut By A British Director/Writer/Producer

The Ghoul

I Am Not A Witch


Kingdom of Us

Lady Macbeth


Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)

Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

Jamie Bell (Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool)

Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)

Best Actress

Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool)

Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)

Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water)

Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)

Best Director

Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name)

Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049)

Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water)

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

Best Supporting Actor

Hugh Grant (Paddington 2)

Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World)

Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)

Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Best Supporting Actress

Alison Janney (I, Tonya)

Octavia Spencer (The Shape Of Water)

Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour)

Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)

Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)

Rising Star Award

Daniel Kaluuya

Josh O’Connor

Florence Pugh

Tessa Thompson

Timothee Chalamet

Best Original Screenplay

Jordan Peele (Get Out)

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

Guillermo Del Toro/Vanessa Taylor (The Shape Of Water)

Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Steven Rogers (I, Tonya)

Best Adapted Screenplay

James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name)

Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)

Matt Greenhalgh (Film Star’s Don’t Die In Liverpool)

Armando Iannucci/Ian Martin/David Schneider (The Death Of Stalin)

Simon Farnaby/Paul King (Paddington 2)

Best Animated Film


Loving Vincent

My Life As A Courgette

Best Film Not In The English Language


First They Killed My Father

The Handmaiden


The Salesman

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049)

Hoyte Van Hoytema (Dunkirk)

Ben Davis (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Dan Laustsen (The Shape Of Water)

Bruno Delbonnel (Darkest Hour)

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran (Beauty And The Beast)

Jacqueline Durran (Darkest Hour)

Jennifer Johnson (I, Tonya)

Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread)

Luis Sequeira (The Shape Of Water)

Best Make Up/Hair

Donald Mowat/Kerry Warn (Blade Runner 2049)

David Malinowski/Ivana Primorac/Lucy Sibbick/Kazuhiro Tsuji (Darkest Hour)

Deborah La Mia Denaver/Adruitha Lee (I, Tonya)

Daniel Phillips (Victoria And Abdul)

Naomi Bakstad/Robert A. Pandini/Arjen Tuiten (Wonder)

Best Documentary

City Of Ghosts

I Am Not Your Negro



An Inconvenient Sequel

Best Editing

Jonathan Amos/Paul Machliss (Baby Driver)

Joe Walker (Blade Runner 2049)

Lee Smith (Dunkirk)

Sidney Wolinsky (The Shape of Water)

Jon Gregory (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Best Original Music

Benjamin Wallfisch/Hans Zimmer (Blade Runner 2049)

Dario Marianelli (Darkest Hour)

Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk)

Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread)

Alexandre Desplat (The Shape Of Water)

Best Sound

Tim Cavagin/Mary H. Ellis/Julian Slater (Baby Driver)

Ron Bartlett/Doug Hemphill/Mark Mangini/Mac Ruth (Blade Runner 2049)

Richard King/Gregg Landaker/Gary A. Rizzo/Mark Weingarten (Dunkirk)

Christian Cooke/Glen Gauthier/Nathan Robitaille/Brad Zoern (The Shape Of Water)

Ren Klyce/David Parker/Michael Semanick/Stuart Wilson/Matthew Wood (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Best Production Design

Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer (Beauty And The Beast)

Dennis Gassner/Alessandra Querzola (Blade Runner 2049)

Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer (Darkest Hour)

Nathan Crowley/Gary Fettis (Dunkirk)

Paul Austerberry/Jeff Melvin/Shane Vieau (The Shape Of Water)

Best Special Visual Effects

Gerd Nefzer/John Nelson (Blade Runner 2049)

Scott Fisher/Andrew Jackson (Dunkirk)

Dennis Berardi/Trey Harrell/Kevin Scott (The Shape Of Water)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War For The Planet Of The Apes

Best British Short Film


Cowboy Dave

A Drowning Man


Wren Boys

Best British Animated Short

Have Heart


Poles Apart



Margot Robbie’s Next DC Film, Birds of Prey, Sets Release Date



Following the casting rumours late last week, it appears Warner Bros. is really getting the ball rolling with their all-female superhero feature Birds of Prey, which is set to star The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie.

Robbie, who will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn from director David Ayer’s critically-derided Suicide Squad, has been in chemistry tests for the past week with potential co-stars for Birds of Prey – including actresses Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service).

Those tests appear to be giving Warner Bros.’ cause for confidence, as the flick has now been given a release date of the 7th of February 2020. Also out that month will be Sony’s Peter Rabbit sequel, and Bond 25 (which recently shifted its release due to a director reshuffle). Stiff competition, to be sure, indicating that WB – for good or ill – have faith in the DC project.

Birds of Prey will follow Harley Quinn as she unites a team of costumed vigilantes – including Orphan, The Huntress, and Black Canary – with Gotham City detective Renee Montoya to take on legendary crime lord Black Mask. The film will be directed by Dead Pigs’ Cathy Yan, and has a script from Bumblebee’s Christina Hodson. Margot Robbie can next be seen in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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Jeff Bridges Gives Big Lebowski Remake His Blessing, On One Condition



The man, the myth, the Dude himself, actor Jeff Bridges is currently on the press tour for his latest feature Bad Times at the El Royale, and naturally the beloved thespian was asked about The Big Lebowski.

Given Hollywood’s propensity for rebooting, remaking, and reimagining anything that anyone, anywhere even vaguely recollects, Variety decided to get out in front of tinsel town’s favourite business model, and to ask Bridges if  he would be interested in a remake of The Big Lebowski.

“Yeah, if I was in it!” he laughed with a shrug.

To be clear, no remake of The Big Lebowski has been officially announced, but it’s a fairly good bet that some executive somewhere has floated the idea at least once.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the cult-classic, which starred Bridges, John Goodman, and Julianne Moore in the story of a legendary slacker who is mistaken for a millionaire, and embroiled in a series of darkly comic criminal hijinks. The picture was written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, who recently allowed a reimagining/continuation of their 1996 picture Fargo to be adapted to television.

Bad Times at the El Royale also stars Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson and Jon Hamm. It’s due for release in UK cinemas on the 12th of October, this year.

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Box Office News

The House With a Clock in Its Walls Tops Box Office, Fahrenheit 11/9 Lands With A Thud



Eli Roth’s family fantasy adaptation of classic children’s novel The House With a Clock in Its Walls, which stars Cate Blanchett and Jack Black, has debuted at the top of the domestic box office – surpassing expectations with a very respectable $26.8 million opening weekend.

The House With a Clock in Its Walls is now Roth’s highest-ever opening, beating the previous record of his grisly horror feature Hostel, which opened to $19 million back in 2005. The flick beat out other newcomer Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore’s latest scathing documentary on the Trump administration, which only managed a paltry $3.1 million. The film is the latest in a line of diminishing returns for Moore’s work.

Internationally, Conjuring-spinoff The Nun still held the gold medal at the box office with an impressive $35 million weekly taking, bringing its total earnings to $292.6 million worldwide.

This week’s features should have a pretty comfortable run over the next nine days to continue earning as the Summer movie season officially draws to a close, and studios shift to their Autumn slates. October 3rd will see the next big competition of the year, as Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born opens opposite Tom Hardy’s super-antihero Venom.

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