January 20, 2017 | Updated at 04:36 PM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

BAFTA Nominations Announced 2017: Lineup Includes 'La La Land' Love, Denzel Snub [VIDEO]

Check out the films nominated at this year's BAFTAs.

By Kevin Jacobsen, EnStars on Jan 10, 2017 12:16 PM EST
Tag :   BAFTA, Movies
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
La La Land
'La La Land' is dominating yet another award ceremony, leading the BAFTA nominations with 11. (Photo : Lionsgate)

La La Land continues its incredible awards dominance with the arrival of the 2017 BAFTA nominations, where it once again tops the list.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars, have released their nominations for the film year 2016. La La Land leads all nominations with 11, followed by Arrival and Nocturnal Animals with nine, Manchester by the Sea with six, Lion with five, Florence Foster Jenkins, I, Daniel Blake and Moonlight with four and Doctor Strange, Hell or High Water and Jackie with three.

Nominees for Best Film include Arrival, I, Daniel Blake, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight, and each of their respective directors are nominated for Best Director, with the exception of Barry Jenkins for Moonlight. Tom Ford of Nocturnal Animals is the other Best Director nominee.

The biggest snub from this year's nominees is Denzel Washington of Fences, long thought to be the strongest contender to potentially beat Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck in Best Actor. Oddly enough, BAFTA has never nominated Washington in his entire career, despite the actor netting two Oscars, for Training Day and Glory. And it's not as if BAFTA didn't respond to Fences, considering Viola Davis is nominated in Best Supporting Actress.

Other notable snubs include Martin Scorsese's Silence, which didn't receive a single nomination, and Lucas Hedges of Manchester by the Sea in Best Supporting Actor, though he is at least nominated in the Rising Star Award category.

Some of the bigger surprise inclusions on this list include Jake Gyllenhaal for Nocturnal Animals in Best Actor, Emily Blunt for The Girl on the Train for Best Actress and Hayley Squires for I, Daniel Blake. They were all able to knock out presumed-to-be-stronger contenders like Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga from Loving, Annette Bening from 20th Century Women and Octavia Spencer from Hidden Figures.

So what does this mean for the Oscars? Well, predictors should probably place their bets on many of the BAFTA acting nominees to be nominated. A total of 14 actors have received nominations at all the major precursors: the Critics' Choice, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild and now BAFTA. This list includes:

Amy Adams - Arrival
Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
Viola Davis - Fences
Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling - La La Land
Naomie Harris - Moonlight
Nicole Kidman - Lion
Dev Patel - Lion
Natalie Portman - Jackie
Emma Stone - La La Land
Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea

Add in the "Best Comedy Actor" category at the Critics' Choice Awards and you also have Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins and Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic getting nominations at every precursor.

But of course, the Oscars like to throw in a few curveballs now and then, so you shouldn't be too confident about any nomination.

Here's the full list of BAFTA nominees.

The 2017 BAFTAs will go down on Feb. 12, with host Stephen Fry.

© 2017 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Lost

Lost Co-Creator Damon Lindelof Reveals Whether Island Drama Will Return

Is 'Lost' about to join the list of TV revivals? Damon Lindelof weighs in.

Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose Talks Changing Her Mind About Gender Reassignment Surgery

Ruby Rose opens up about being glad she didn't elect to get surgery earlier in her life.

Barack Obama

3 Things Barack Obama Could Do Now That He's Not The President

Besides take a long vacation and catch up on sleep, what are some things Barack Obama do with his time now that he's no longer the President?

Alicia Keys

An Alicia Keys Special is Airing Friday Night on PBS

Here's what you need to know about the Alicia Keys special slated to air on PBS Friday.

Alex Baldwin

Alec Baldwin Did His Donald Trump Impersonation At A Protest Rally In NYC

Alec Baldwin Did His Donald Trump Impersonation At A Protest Rally In NYC

Real Time Analytics