The Shape of Water leads race for British Academy Awards

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God's Own Country, for instance, was nominated within the category of Outstanding British Film.

"It's a really broad mix of established and emerging talent", said BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter after the nominations announcement.

After leading the field in Globes nominations, Del Toro's fantastical romance about a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with an aquatic humanoid creature also topped the BAFTA pack with 12 nominations, including for best film, director and screenplay along with nods for Hawkins and supporting actress Octavia Spencer.

Perhaps less of a surprise, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", received a grand total of nine nominations.

What all three films have in common is that they were directed by men.

Christopher Nolan's World War II thriller, "Dunkirk", and the romantic drama "Call Me By Your Name" rounded out the best film category.


She announced that BAFTA, with other industry bodies, was setting out principles and guidelines with the goal to "rest the tone" of the industry.

She said: 'It's just so unbelievably thrilling. Guillermo del Toro was nominated for both best director and original screenplay. All except Bening had received Golden Globe nominations as well. It also picked up a slew of production nominations, including costume design, special visual effects and production design, as well as cinematography.

Grant's nomination may seem particularly surprising to American audiences, as the family film sequel doesn't open until Friday in the U.S. "The Post" failed to get a nod and Dames Judi Dench and Helen Mirren also missed out despite both actresses being in the running at Sunday's (January 7) Golden Globes. Gary Oldman was nominated as leading actor and Kristin Scott Thomas as supporting actress, for for their roles as Winston and Clementine Churchill.

Winners will be announced on February 18, two weeks before the Oscars.

Joanna Lumley has been confirmed as the host of the 2018 Baftas, after Stephen Fry stepped down.

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