Todd Haynes’ Carol which first premiered in Cannes last year continues to hold its spell as one of this season’s leading awards contenders, landing nine EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) nominations including Best Film for producers Number 9 Films, Killer Films and Film4.
Carol’s score, matched only by Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, included a nomination Director for Haynes as well as Adapted Screenplay for Phyllis Nagy, Best Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Supporting Actress for Rooney Mara as well as Best Cinematography for Ed Lachman, Best Production Design for Judy Becker and Heather Loerffler, Best Costume Design for Sandy Powell and Make-up & Hair for Jerry Decarlo and Patrician Regan.
Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy scored a double with nominations in both the Outstanding British Film and Best Documentary categories. Yorgos Lanthimos’ co-production The Lobster was also honoured with an Outstanding British Film nomination whilst David Guggenheim’s He Named Me Malala about the schoolgirl whose story touched the world, was also honoured in the Documentary category.
Emma Donoghue collected an Adapted Screenplay nomination for Room in what has been trailblazing awards run for the screenwriter. Brie Larson landed her first Best Actress BAFTA nomination for her performance in the film and is also in the running for the EE Rising Star BAFTA which is awarded by public vote. The weekend also saw Larson collect her first Golden Globe for her performance in the film. Jay Roach’s Trumbo saw Bryan Cranston collect for his first BAFTA nomination for Best Actor.
Martijn Meerstadt said: “We are delighted for all of our partners and clients nominated for BAFTA awards and also for Room with its Golden Globe success this weekend.”