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BAFTAs 2018 nominations - live updates: The Shape of Water leads over Three Billboards and Lady Bird

Lady Bird, Get Out, and Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri have all proven strong contenders

Clarisse Loughrey@clarisselou
Tuesday 09 January 2018 07:59
Baftas 2018 nominations: British stars dominate leading actor category

With the Golden Globes all done-and-dusted, it's time for awards season to hit UK shores, as the BAFTAs gear up to announce this year's nominations.

They'll be revealed in full on 9 January at London's own Princess Anne Theatre, with the help of stars Natalie Dormer and Letitia Wright, starting from 7.30am; you can livestream the event from BAFTA's official Facebook page.

Lady Bird and Get Out have been many a prognosticator's picks, though Three Billboards at Ebbing, Missouri's dominance at the Golden Globes (winning Best Drama, Best Actress - Drama, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay) could launch it ahead as a new awards favourite. Surely, however, directors Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig can land Best Director nods? Or does Natalie Portman need to come back and teach everyone a lesson again?

The livestream will also see the new BAFTA host revealed, after Stephen Fry stepped down to "let others take the BAFTAs on to new heights and greater glories”. The comedian had previously hosted 12 BAFTA ceremonies since 2001.

One category that won't be announced is the EE Rising Star Award, voted by the public, which has already been announced to be a contest between Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Pugh, Josh O’Connor, Timothée Chalamet and Tessa Thompson.

The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday, 18 February at the Royal Albert Hall. Sponsored by EE, the Awards will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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Check back here at 7.30am when the 2018 BAFTA nominations are announced!

Mark Critchley9 January 2018 06:31

A lot of the conversation so far has been focused on Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird and Jordan Peele's Get Out, films that have both hit the sweet spot of being critical darlings and surprise successes at the box office. However, last weekend's Globes saw Three Billboards sweep through with four awards, could that success be replicated here?

Mark Critchley9 January 2018 07:12
Mark Critchley9 January 2018 07:15
Mark Critchley9 January 2018 07:24

Supporting Actress:

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Mark Critchley9 January 2018 07:44

Supporting Actor:

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Hugh Grant, Paddington 2

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Mark Critchley9 January 2018 07:45

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory

The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, David Schneider

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Matt Greenhaigh

Molly's Game, Aaron Sorkin

Paddington 2, Simon Farnaby, Paul King

Mark Critchley9 January 2018 07:47

Best Original Screenplay:

Get Out, Jordan Peele

I, Tonya, Steven Rogers

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Mark Critchley9 January 2018 07:48

Best Director:

Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Mark Critchley9 January 2018 07:49

Best Actress:

Annette Bening, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Mark Critchley9 January 2018 07:50

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