The BAFTAs announced today. No major upsets (one mild surprise, though), but this awards race is getting interesting for reasons I’ll delve into…
Before the BAFTA nominations were announced, I openly expressed my desire that they would shake up the race. And while they didn’t totally throw it into chaos, they most certainly made it more interesting, in the process providing me with what might be my favorite single nomination of the season to date.
The biggest categories seem pretty well settled at this point. There are a couple of question marks, but I have a fairly good idea of what’s happening two weeks from today.
- I, Daniel Blake
- La La Land
- Manchester By the Sea
Time to fix a few dates for my own awards.
- 2/14: My 5th Annual Film Awards: The Nominees; My 5th Annual Film Awards: Open Voting
- 2/15: BAFTA Results
- 2/21: The 2015-16 Awards Season: An Overview
- 2/27: Open voting closes
- 2/28: My 5th Annual Film Awards; My 5th Annual Film Awards: The Voters Speak!; My Top 20 Lists in Each Category; Final Oscar Predictions
- 2/29: Oscar Results; Predicting My 6th Annual Film Awards
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced their nominations. Anymore they’re a fairly important precursor to the Oscars, but even in their own right they’re worth analyzing.
I’m not over the moon with all of their choices this year, but there are a few pleasant surprises to be found.
- The Big Short
- Bridge of Spies
- The Revenant
They fucked over Mad Max? Well, fuck you too, BAFTA.
Been a bit since I’ve discussed the awards race.
The BAFTAs were on the 8th, and in the days leading up to it were several major guild awards. So let’s go through the winners and see what we can determine about what’ll happen on the 22nd.