La La Land continues to quick-step into the awards season with 11 nominations for this year’s British Academy Film Awards.

Damien Chazelle’s homage to the golden age of Hollywood is up for best film, as well as the main technical categories, including original music, cinematography, editing, production design, costume design and sound.

The film’s leading actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who play a couple of star-crossed lovers trying to make it in the city of stars, are also up for leading actor and actress.

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Following the success of La La Land are Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama Arrival and Tom Ford’s dark thriller Nocturnal Animals – earning nine nominations each.

Arrival is nominated for best film, adapted screenplay, original music, cinematography, editing, sound and special visual effects, as well as director for Denis Villeneuve and leading actress for Amy Adams.

Nocturnal Animals gets a surprise nomination for lead actor Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as cinematography, editing and director.

Not so surprising was the nomination of its supporting actor, Britain’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who comes fresh off a Golden Globe win for the same role.

It’s always nice to feel love from your hometown, he said in a statement.

I’m deeply grateful to BAFTA for the acknowledgment and extremely proud of my friends Tom Ford and Jake Gyllenhaal, he added.

Can’t wait to celebrate back in good ole Blighty! 

Coming-of-age drama Moonlight has come out a little shorter than expected, picking up just four nominations, including best film and original screenplay.

Barry Jenkins’ film – about a black gay man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami – was tipped to come out on top after becoming the most successful movie of the awards season so far in both wins and nominations.

Other surprises at the BAFTAs include nods for Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in the leading actress category for roles in Florence Foster Jenkins and The Girl On The Train.

The ceremony will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 12 February.

BAFTA nominations (main categories)

:: Best film


I, Daniel Blake

La La Land

Manchester By The Sea


:: Outstanding British film

American Honey


Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

I, Daniel Blake

Notes On Blindness

Under The Shadow

:: Best leading actor

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

:: Best leading actress

Amy Adams, Arrival

Emily Blunt, The Girl On The Train

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Natalie Portman, Jackie

:: Best supporting actor

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Dev Patel, Lion

Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

:: Best supporting actress

Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake

Viola Davis, Fences

Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

:: Best adapted screenplay

Arrival, Eric Heisserer

Hacksaw Ridge, Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight

Hidden Figures, Theodore Melfi and Allison Scroeder

Lion, Luke Davis

Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford

:: Best original screenplay

Hell Or High Water, Taylor Sheridan

I, Daniel Blake, Paul Laverty

La La Land, Damien Chazelle

Manchester By The Sea, Kenneth Lonergan

Moonlight, Barry Jenkins

(c) Sky News 2017: BAFTA Awards 2017: La La Land leads nominations

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