Tuesday, April 16, 2024

BAFTA Nominations Revealed: Spielberg Snubbed for Director, Picture on “West Side Story,” Brits Really Snub Olivia Colman


BAFTA is the Britsh equivalent of the Oscars. This year, because there were so many schedule changes, the BAFTAs will air in the UK hours before the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The BAFTAs are less a predictor than the CCAs but they’re still fun.

The BAFTAs snubbed Steven Spielberg for his “West Side Story” remake, stunningly. No Best Picture or Director or even Adapted Screenplay for Tony Kushner.

In acting categories, the BAFTAs went local on several films not playing in the US or part of our Oscar mix. Nicole Kidman, for example, was overlooked. But so was UK fave Olivia Colman for “The Lost Daughter.” Her people let her down!

Below are the Long Lists, with x’s next to the final nominees.

Being The Ricardos
xDon’t Look Up

House of Gucci
King Richard
xLicorice Pizza
No Time To Die
The French Dispatch
The Lost Daughter
xThe Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
tick tick…BOOM!
West Side Story

Jessica Chastain The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman The Lost Daughter
xLady Gaga House of Gucci
xAlana Haim Licorice Pizza

Jennifer Hudson Respect
xEmilia Jones CODA
Nicole Kidman Being The Ricardos
Jennifer Lawrence Don’t Look Up
Frances McDormand The Tragedy of Macbeth
xRenate Reinsve The Worst Person in the World
Claire Rushbrook Ali & Ava
xJoanna Scanlan After Love
Kristen Stewart Spencer
xTessa Thompson Passing
Rachel Zegler West Side Story

Riz Ahmed Encounter
xAdeel Akhtar Ali & Ava
xMahershala Ali Swan Song

Javier Bardem Being The Ricardos
Daniel Craig No Time To Die
xBenedict Cumberbatch The Power of the Dog
xLeonardo DiCaprio Don’t Look Up

Peter Dinklage Cyrano
Adam Driver House of Gucci
Andrew Garfield tick tick…BOOM!
xStephen Graham Boiling Point
Cooper Hoffman Licorice Pizza
Joaquin Phoenix C’mon C’mon
xWill Smith King Richard
Denzel Washington The Tragedy of Macbeth

xCaitríona Balfe Belfast
Cate Blanchett Don’t Look Up
xJessie Buckley The Lost Daughter
Ana de Armas No Time To Die
xAriana DeBose West Side Story
xAnn Dowd Mass

Judi Dench Belfast
Kirsten Dunst The Power of the Dog
xAunjanue Ellis King Richard
Kathryn Hunter The Tragedy of Macbeth
Rita Moreno West Side Story
xRuth Negga Passing
Vinette Robinson Boiling Point
Meryl Streep Don’t Look Up
Anya Taylor-Joy Last Night in Soho

David Alvarez West Side Story
Bradley Cooper Licorice Pizza
Benicio del Toro The French Dispatch
Jamie Dornan Belfast
xCiarán Hinds Belfast
xMike Faist West Side Story

Andrew Garfield The Eyes of Tammy Faye
xTroy Kotsur CODA
Jared Leto House of Gucci
xWoody Norman C’mon C’mon
Al Pacino House of Gucci
xJesse Plemons The Power of the Dog
Mark Rylance Don’t Look Up
J.K. Simmons Being The Ricardos
xKodi Smit-McPhee The Power of the Dog

xAfter Love
Don’t Look Up
xDrive My Car
First Cow
The Hand of God
King Richard
xLicorice Pizza
The Lost Daughter
Petite Maman
xThe Power of the Dog

The Souvenir Part II
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

A Hero
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
Compartment No. 6
Drive My Car
The Hand of God
I’m Your Man
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
Parallel Mothers
Paris, 13th District
Petite Maman
Riders of Justice
The Worst Person in the World

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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