71st BAFTA Awards 2018

BAFTA Awards

The BAFTA Awards (EE British Academy Film Awards) recognize excellence in English-language films from the past year.

They are a bellwether for the Oscars. Watch the BAFTAs to see which Latin films and filmmakers are recognized by the British Academy in February on the road to the Oscars in March.

71st BAFTA Awards 2018 Nominations

BAFTA Award nominations were announced by Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) and Letitia Wright (Black Panther) on a Facebook livestream from BAFTA’s official page on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 at 3:30 am ET.

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads the nominations with twelve including best film, best director, best actress, and best supporting actress.

These are some of the categories with Latin films, filmmakers, and actors:



  • Blade Runner 2014, Denis Villeneuve (French-Canadian)
  • Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino (Italian)
  • Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
  • The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro (Mexican)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

 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 Actor

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
  • Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Supporting Actress

  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Kristen Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

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 Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Film not in the English language

  • Elle, Paul Verhoeven, Saïd Ben Saïd
  • First They Killed My Father, Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh
  • The Handmaiden, Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim
  • Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Alexander Rodnyansky
  • The Salesman Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy

It seems odd that Elle is included here as it was released in the U.S. in 2016.

71st BAFTA Awards

English actress Joanna Lumley hosts the 71st BAFTA Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Thursday, February 18, 2018.

Watching the 71st BAFTA Awards 2018

BBC One has exclusive rights to broadcast the BAFTAs. They broadcast the awards in the evening in the UK. It’s tough to watch them in the U.S., but they will be all over the news because of the Oscars are coming soon.

For more information, visit www.bafta.org


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