GATHER ROUND! Bafta nominees announced.

(18 Posts)
KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Jan-16 11:38:17

YES, film fans, Bafta have announced their 2016 nominees. <rubs hands>

Take a look at the list, here: www.mumsnet.com/film/bafta-2016-the-nominees

What do you all reckon? Any surprises? Have your fave films made the list?

wigglesrock Fri 08-Jan-16 12:28:33

I'm really surprised Brooklyn isn't up for best picture overall. I've seen Spotlight and Bridge of Spies - Spotlight was brilliant, Bridge of Spies not so much but Brooklyn knocked the socks off both of them imo. Although I'm not really sure Julie Walters deserved the Best Supporting Actress nod, Jane Brennan who played the mum I thought was much better in a smaller role especially in two particular scenes.

I think Rachel McAdams should have got a nod for Spotlight - everyone in it was good but I found her very natural in a less showy part.

RaskolnikovsGarret Fri 08-Jan-16 13:27:58

As the beautiful Eddie Redmayne is up there, I am content.

StillDrSethHazlittMD Fri 08-Jan-16 13:45:57

Having seen all the Best Actress performances, while I can "get" what people say about Brie Larson, I think Maggie Smith's performance in Lady in the Van was the best, most layered performance of the year.

In terms of Best Actor, Damon and Fassbender were good but far from being exceptional - Redmayne and DiCaprio were both leagues ahead. I'd edge it for DiCaprio, purely on the basis that Redmayne's role is the sort of role that as long as it was competently played, whoever was cast would have been nominated.

sneakyhobbitses Fri 08-Jan-16 14:46:48

I haven't seen The Revenant, The Big Short or Spotlight - very excited for them though.

Didn't care for Brooklyn. Surprised there was no nomination for Jennifer Lawrence in Joy - I know the film's not done massively well but she was brilliant in it.

Really hoping Leo is as amazing as the critics are saying and sweeps everything this awards season - as StillDrSethHazlittMD says, Eddie Redmayne's portrayal, whilst good, was something any competent actor could have pulled off, and the whole thing is a bit Oscar-baity (but it is Tom Hooper I suppose...)

TrionicLettuce Fri 08-Jan-16 15:00:21

Where are all the other categories MN? Here's a complete list of nominees.

I'm hoping Ex Machina does well. Tough to watch but it is excellent. I'm especially hoping Alex Garland gets British debut.

John Seale absolutely deserves the BAFTA for cinematography. In fact the Mad Max crew should also get the sound, production design, editing and visual effects awards too IMO.

PirateSmile Fri 08-Jan-16 18:15:06

Nothing at all for Suffragette...

TheFear Fri 08-Jan-16 18:44:26

I've seen The revenant, it's a very tough watch, not an enjoyable experience. I can see why it's received lots of nominations but honestly I found it very difficult to sit through and wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless they have a very strong constitution!

CormoranStrike Fri 08-Jan-16 21:07:18

I haven't seen all of the films.

I agree with Maggir Smith nomination, she was amazing and there was not a hint of the Dowager Duchess in there, which is a way I measure of an actor can act.

And in that vein, Eddie Redmayne just played himself in the Danish Girl, with more simpering, so not for me.

FinestGrundyTurkey Fri 08-Jan-16 21:40:13

As soon as I saw the Lady in the Van I thought Maggie for all the awards going smile

EachandEveryone Sat 09-Jan-16 09:21:52

I thought Syria a Love Story was brilliant and I'd like to see the director win in the best newcomer section.

SaigonSaigon Sun 10-Jan-16 00:10:12

The Revenant is the main contender for film, director and Actor for me. A breathtaking piece of work. Definately hard to watch at times & I felt I'd run a marathon after watching it, but my, a modern day Lawrence of Arabia

gailforce1 Sun 10-Jan-16 22:15:39

On Channel 5 now - anyone else watching?

EachandEveryone Sun 10-Jan-16 22:19:05

Yes I'm recording so I can fast forward bits

gailforce1 Sun 10-Jan-16 22:27:36

Hmmm think you may be fast forwarding quite a lot!

EachandEveryone Sun 10-Jan-16 22:52:11

Jacks going on abit but he is quite funny. What are these awards anyway?

gailforce1 Sun 10-Jan-16 23:21:33

Just what I was wondering! Waiting to see which current films receive awards but might just give up and go and have a bath!!

EachandEveryone Mon 11-Jan-16 00:09:42

Oh I've found it very funny. The usual back slapping but some good comedy.

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