The Guillermo Del Toro’s sci-fi romance The Shape Of Water led the nominations with 12 nods. This included best film, director and actress for Sally Hawkins. That didn’t come as a surprise.
The film had already dominated nominations at the Golden Globes. But it fell short of expectations at the ceremony on Sunday. It lost best picture to Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
McDonagh’s film picked up nine nominations for this year’s BAFTAs. It included best film, director, outstanding British film. Plus original screenplay and best actress for Frances McDormand.
Following closely was Joe Wright’s The Darkest Hour. It was given a nod for best film and best actor for Gary Oldman. He is still reeling from the success of the Golden Globe Awards. Gary is having a great year so far. His talent is receiving recognition for the fantastic work he does.
Most in the business are excited about the awards. There is a lot of talent around. Women are being highlighted. Although critics say not enough is being done.
It is the time of year for the film industry. Actors and production teams on standby hoping their names will make the list. Critics say there is exceptional talent to choose from. A lot of new and fresh skills.
The guidance is: standby to be surprised. Some believe there will be a great deal of disappointment. Everyone has extreme talent. And everyone is a winner. But awards a limited. While we want to see more recognised for their skills in the long run it can’t be done
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