The form of Water leads Bafta nominations


The Shape of the Water leads this year’s Bafta film awards with 12 nods in total.

The fantasy film stars British actress Sally Hawkins as a janitor who enters into a relationship with an amphibious creature to be kept in captivity.

Darkest hour and Three Billboards Outside Waste, Missouri received nine nominations.

Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell and Daniel Kaluuya are among the British candidates – all recognized for the best actor.

Hawkins and actress Irish Saoirse Ronan are among those nominated for best actress in a leading role.

We face competition from Frances McDormand for Three Billboards, and Margot Robbie, who is nominated for his interpretation of the controversial Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, Tonya.
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Call me with Your Name, the darkest Hour, Dunkirk and Three Billboards are in nomination, together with The Form of Water for best film.

Three Billboards, and Darkest Hour are also for best British film, along with Paddington 2, Lady Macbeth, the God’s own Country and The Death of Stalin.


Paddington 2 has three nominations in total – including original screenplay and best supporting actor nod for Hugh Grant.

His competition includes Christopher Plummer, who has replaced Kevin Spacey at the last minute in All the Money in The World.

This category also includes Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project, and Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson, who are both nominated for Three Billboards.

The most notable omissions include The Post, with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, who has not received any nominations.

Dame Judi Dench and Helen Mirren also lost their role in the Victoria and Abdul and Leisure, respectively, despite receiving nods at Sunday’s Golden Globes.


The nominations for Three Billboards to follow his success at the Golden Globes, where she picked up four awards, including best dramatic film.

This year, the Bafta ceremony will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday 18 February.

Joanna Lumley will host, in replacement of Stephen Fry, after having announced that it would be a step down.

The nominations for the EE Rising Star category were announced last week.

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