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'The Favourite' is favourite at Baftas with 12 nominations

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British royal drama "The Favourite" earned maximum twelve nominations for this year's British Academy Awards while critically-loved features "Roma", "Green Book" and "A Star Is Born" also made the cut.

of and Television Arts (Bafta) announced the nominations on Wednesday and while the Yorgos Lanthimos is leading the pack, there was enough love for this year's other major titles, including those that were snubbed by the recently concluded

"The Favourite", starring British actors and and American star Emma Stone, will fight it out with racial drama "Green Book", Spike Lee's undercover story "BlacKkKlansman", Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white "Roma" and Bradley Cooper's directorial debut "A Star is Born". However, "If Beale Street Could Talk" failed to make it to the category.

"Bohemian Rhapsody", which was a surprise best motion picture - drama award winner at the Globes, has done well at as well with seven nods, equal to "Roma", "First Man" and "A Star Is Born".

Following close with six nods is Adam McKay's "Vice", starring as former US president

"BlacKkKlansman" has five nominations while Pawel Pawlikowski's much loved monochrome romance "Cold War" and Peter Farrelly's "Green Book" each scored four.

Lee, Pawlikowski, Lanthimos, Cuaron and Cooper are in the running for the best

This year's best winners -- ("The Wife") and ("The Favourite") -- are the front-runners in the best category at The two actors are joined by ("A Star Is Born"), Melissa McCarthy ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?") and ("Widows").

Bale and may have won individual but the two are pitted against each other in the best category, which also features the names of Cooper and of "Green Book". ("Stan & Ollie") completes the list.

The supporting and actresses categories are equally rich, including all the names that are being considered as front-runners at

The actresses list features for "Vice" and "The Favourite" co-stars -- Stone and Weisz. "First Man" star and of "Mary of Scots" are also in the running.

"Green Book" star Mahershala Ali's sprint to win his in supporting category got a major boost with a nomination. He will face it off with of "BlacKkKlansman", Richard E Grant of "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", Sam Rockwell of "Vice" and Timothee Chalamet of "Beautiful Boy".

Interestingly, the category, film not in the english language closely mirrors shortlist till now with "Roma", "Shoplifters", "Cold War" and "Capernaum". Italian film "Dogman" also features in the best five.

The best original screenplay category is a battle between Cuaron's "Roma", Pawlikowski's "Cold War", Lanthimos' "The Favourite", McKay's "Vice" and Farrelly's "Green Book".

While Cooper's "A Star Is Born" will square off against Lee's "BlacKkKlansman", "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", "First Man" and "If Beale Street Could Talk" in the adapted screenplay category.

The best animated film category is a direct fight between and Sony's superhero features -- "Incredibles 2" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse", respectively. Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated film "Isle of Dogs" round off the list.

Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns" star might have failed to make a cut in the best category but the musical fantasy film has managed to get nods in best production design, best costume design and best original music categories.

The film will also face off against "Blackkklansman", "If Beale Street Could Talk", "Isle of Dogs" and "A Star Is Born" in the original music category.

"Roma", "The Favourite", "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "First Man" have also been nominated in the best cinematography and editing categories.

Marvel blockbusters -- "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" -- have both received nods in the best visual effects category. The two films are joined by "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald", "First Man" and Steven Speilberg's "One" in the list.

The organisers had previously announced that actors Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Letitia Wright, and will vying for the coveted EE Rising Star Award, which is voted on by the public.

ceremony will take place on Feb 10 at and will be broadcast on One. will once again host the event.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 15:15 IST
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