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Denis Villeneuve’s Canadian Dune staff leads BAFTA nominations

Denis Villeneuve’s Canadian Dune staff leads BAFTA nominations

Sci-fi epic Dune and Jane Campion’s darkish Western The Energy Of The Canine lead the nominations for this yr’s British Academy Movie Awards, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Leonardo DiCaprio and Woman Gaga amongst these up for main actor awards.

Denis Villeneuve and his Canadian collaborators behind Dune acquired a number of nods, with the Québécois filmmaker named in the most effective movie and tailored screenplay classes.

Two of the director’s longtime Montreal-born collaborators have been additionally acknowledged with Patrice Vermette among the many manufacturing design nominees for Dune, and Donald Mowat contending for greatest make-up and hair.

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The blockbuster saga, starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, acquired eleven nominations in whole, together with cinematography and authentic rating. The Energy of the Canine, set in Twenties Montana and starring Cumberbatch as a ranch proprietor, follows shut behind with eight nominations, together with greatest director and greatest movie.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife gave Vancouver visible results supervisor Aharon Bourland her first BAFTA nomination within the particular visible results class.

Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical Belfast, which tells of a childhood in Northern Eire through the bloody battle often called The Troubles, was additionally nominated for greatest movie and 5 different classes.

Branagh didn’t make it onto the most effective director checklist, however he mentioned Thursday that the nominations have been “an incredible tribute to a exceptional a part of the world.” He mentioned: “We’re humbly and delightfully gobsmacked!”

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The opposite two contenders for greatest movie are Don’t Look Up, the catastrophe comedy starring DiCaprio, and coming-of-age drama Licorice Pizza.

DiCaprio and Cumberbatch are amongst these nominated within the main actor class, together with Will Smith, who acquired his first BAFTA nomination for his position as the daddy of Serena and Venus Williams in King Richard.

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Cumberbatch mentioned he was “deeply humbled and grateful.”

“The journey to play Phil Burbank took me a good distance from something acquainted to me and this recognition of that work looks like finishing the circle and coming residence,” he mentioned in an announcement.

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The main actress checklist included Woman Gaga for Home of Gucci, Alana Haim for Licorice Pizza and Emilia Jones for Coda.

Daniel Craig’s final James Bond movie, No Time to Die, and Steven Spielberg’s West Facet Story each acquired 5 nominations.

The awards organizers say they’re dedicated to supporting new expertise, and this yr all of the performers within the supporting actor class are first-time nominees. They embody Woody Norman for C’mon C’mon, who at simply 11 years previous is the youngest nominee of the yr, and Ariana DeBose, who performs Anita in West Facet Story.

“It’s actually humbling, and I’m honored and simply blown away,” DeBose informed The Related Press.

In step with latest years, most appearing nominations have gone to non-British performers.

The annual movie awards celebrates its seventy fifth anniversary this yr, and winners can be introduced throughout a ceremony hosted by Insurgent Wilson on the Royal Albert Corridor in London on March 13.

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Final yr’s ceremony was principally carried out on-line, with simply the hosts and presenters showing in particular person.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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