2019 BAFTA nominees: The Favourite leads with 12 nominations

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The nominees for the 2019 BAFTAs have been unveiled and one film already leads the way. Check out the nominees for the major categories below...

BAFTA has revealed its nominations for the 2019 awards. The list of films features a wide variety of the latest and greatest movies to hit the big screen but one picture has almost twice as many nominations as any other. 

Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite currently leads the way with 12 nominations, which include Best Film, Leading Actress and two nominations for Best Supporting Actress as well. The Favourite is clearly the favourite to take home a large haul of awards but other films on the list of nominees can't be discounted just yet.

Click HERE to read our full review of The Favourite.

Another British film to pick up a substantial number of nominations is Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. It's joined by First Man, Roma and A Star is Born on seven nominations each.

Vice (6), BlacKkKlansman (5) and Green Book (4) all pick up several nominations as well, while Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots and Stan & Ollie all earn three nominations each.

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Up for the main category in 2019 are Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, the aforementioned The Favourite, Green Book, Alfonso Cuaron's Roma and Bradley Cooper's musical, A Star is Born.

It'll be interesting to see if the Academy Awards include the same nominees when they're announced later this month.

Outstanding British Film

The Favourite picks up its second nomination in this category and is joined by Bohemian Rhapsody, Beast, McQueen, Stan & Ollie and You Were Never Really Here.

Leading Actress

Following a similar trend to the Golden Globes, Glenn Close (The Wife) picks up a nomination and is joined by Lady Gaga (A Star is Born), Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Olivia Colman (The Favourite) and Viola Davis (Widows).

Leading Actor

Up for Leading Actor this year are Bradley Cooper for his role in A Star is Born as well as Christian Bale (Vice), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie) and finally, Viggo Mortensen for his role in the brilliant, Golden Globe winning, Green Book

Supporting Actress

Amy Adams picks up a nomination for her portrayal of Lynne Cheney in Vice and is joined in the running by Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz for their roles in The Favourite as well as Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots) and Clare Foy for her role in First Man as Janet Armstrong.

Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell is back among the award nominations once again with his role as George W. Bush in Vice. He joins Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman), Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Timothee Chamelet (Beautiful Boy) in picking up nominations.

Director

Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman picks up another nomination in the directing category alongside other powerful pieces such as Pawel Pawilowski's 4-time nominated film, Cold War, Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born) and Alfonso Cuaron for his latest film, Roma, which I should add is available to stream on Netflix.

Animated Film

Pixar's Incredibles 2 picks up a nomination for Best Animated Film but will face tough competition from Isle of Dogs and Golden Globe winner, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

The full list of the 2019 nominees can be found HERE

The 2019 BAFTA awards ceremony is set to take place on February 10 and will be shown live on BBC One.

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