2019 BAFTA Nominations Include Documentaries Worked On By New York Film Academy (NYFA) Faculty

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Nominations for the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards were announced earlier today, as this year’s awards season continues towards its crescendo.

The BAFTA Awards are given out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and celebrates cinematic achievements by both British artists and those around the world. The Academy was formed from the combination of the Guild of Television Producers and Directors, founded in 1953, and the British Film Academy, started in 1947. The first BAFTA Award went to silent film star and filmmaking legend Charlie Chaplin.

Many of this year’s BAFTA nominees should seem familiar, as they have already been recognized by various industry guilds as well as this year’s Golden Globes. Historical comedy The Favourite dominated the nominations with a total of 12 following star Olivia Colman’s win for Best Actress at the Globes.

Spike Lee picked up his first BAFTA nom for directing Best Film nominee BlackKklansman. Bradley Cooper broke BAFTA records by earning five nominations from five different disciplines for his film A Star is Born, which received seven total, including Best Film. 

Two previous guest speakers of New York Film Academy (NYFA) also received BAFTA nominations. Adam Driver, who spoke with NYFA students at our New York campus last year, received a nod for Best Supporting Actor for his work in BlackKklansman. Glenn Close, who also spoke with NYFA students, picked up a Best Actress nomination for her starring role in The Wife. Close won earlier this week at the Golden Globe Awards for the same performance.

Three films that were worked on by New York Film Academy faculty and alumni also received BAFTA nominations. Avengers: Infinity War received a nod for Best Special Visual Effects. NYFA 3D Animation and VFX alum Francesco Panzieri worked on the visual effects team for the epic blockbuster. 

Additionally, two of this year’s Best Documentary nominees feature work by faculty members of the NYFA Documentary school. RBG, the hit documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, was shot by director of photography and cinematography instructor Claudia Raschke. Free Solo, the critically-acclaimed film about Alex Honnold as he attempts to free climb El Capitan, was edited by instructor Bob Eisenhardt. 

Both films are also shortlisted for the Academy Awards, whose nominations will be announced later this month. New York Film Academy wishes them the best of luck!

Here is a full list of this year’s BAFTA nominees:

Best Film
BlacKkKlansman
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born

Outstanding British Film
Beast
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
McQueen
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Apostasy — Daniel Kokotajlo
Beast — Michael Pearce, Lauren Dark
A Cambodian Spring — Chris Kelly
Pili — Leanne Welham, Sophie Harman
Ray & Liz — Richard Billingham, Jacqui Davies

Film Not in the English Language
Capernaum
Cold War
Dogman
Roma
Shoplifters

Documentary
Free Solo
McQueen
RBG
They Shall Not Grow Old
Three Identical Strangers

Animated Film
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

Director
BlacKkKlansman — Spike Lee
Cold War — Paweł Pawlikowski
The Favourite — Yorgos Lanthimos
Roma — Alfonso Cuarón
A Star Is Born — Bradley Cooper

Original Screenplay
Cold War
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
Vice

Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Leading Actress
Glenn Close — The Wife
Lady Gaga — A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy — Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman — The Favourite
Viola Davis — Widows

Leading Actor
Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born
Christian Bale — Vice
Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan — Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen — Green Book

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams — Vice
Claire Foy — First Man
Emma Stone — The Favourite
Margot Robbie — Mary Queen of Scots
Rachel Weisz — The Favourite

Supporting Actor
Adam Driver — BlacKkKlansman
Mahershala Ali — Green Book
Richard E. Grant — Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell — Vice
Timothée Chalamet — Beautiful Boy

Original Music
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born

Cinematography
Bohemian Rhapsody
Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
Roma

Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
Vice

Production Design
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

Costume Design
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

Makeup & Hair
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Stan & Ollie
Vice

Sound
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Mission: Impossible — Fallout
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born

Special Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Ready Player One

British Short Animation
I’m OK
Marfa
Roughhouse

British Short Film
73 Cows
Bachelor, 38
The Blue Door
The Field
Wale

EE Rising Star Award
Barry Keoghan
Cynthia Erivo
Jessie Buckley
Lakeith Stanfield
Letitia Wright

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