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Bafta nominations 2024 – live: Cillian Murphy, Emma Stone and more react to nods

The Bafta nominations for 2024 have been announced in London.

On Thursday (18 January), the nominated films, actors, directors and writers were revealed by former EE Rising Star nominees Naomi Ackie and Kingsley Ben-Adir during a live press conference.

This year’s Baftas, which are taking place in the UK’s capital city on 18 February, will be presented by actor David Tennant, in his first TV appearance since returning for a series of Doctor Who specials in 2023.

The only category that was announced ahead of the official line-up was the Rising Star award, nominees for which include Saltburn actor Jacob Elordi as well asThe Bear star Ayo Edebiri, whose film credits include Theatre Camp and Bottoms.

Films in contention include Oppenheimer, which swept the board at both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards earlier this month, as well as its blockbuster rival Barbie, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Poor Things, starring Emma Stone.

One film that was not named in several categories in May December, the Todd Haynes-directed drama starring Natalie Portman and Charles Melton. Both actors are expected to be in the Oscars race when nominations are revealed on 23 January but, upon the release of the Baftas longlist, many were shocked to discover the duo were nowhere to be seen.

Follow along with all the live updates, about this year’s Baftas nominations below

Bafta nominations 2024

Wednesday 17 January 2024 15:17 , Jacob Stolworthy

Hello, and welcome to The Independent’s Bafta nominations live blog!

In case you were wondering, yes – it is that time of year again.

Awards season fever

Wednesday 17 January 2024 16:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Awards season is in full swing. We’ve had the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards – and next week, the Oscar nominations will arrive. But before that, the Bafta will announce its nominations for 2024 tomorrow (18 January) at 12pm GMT.

To give you an idea of what names to expect tomorrow, let’s take a look at the winners of this year’s Golden Globes, which took palce earlier this month.

Golden Globes 2024 winners: The full list

Rising Star nominees

Wednesday 17 January 2024 17:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

The only Baftas category to have been announced so far is the Rising Star award, nominees for which include Saltburn actor Jacob Elordi as well as The Bear star Ayo Edebiri, whose film credits include Theatre Camp and Bottoms.

Previous winners include Emma Mackey, Letitia Wright, Tom Holland and Daniel Kaluuya.

Jacob Elordi and Ayo Edebiri lead Bafta Rising Star nominees

Who is on hosting duties?

Wednesday 17 January 2024 18:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Fresh from his return to the TARDIS in a series of Doctor Who specials, Scottish actor David Tennant will be gracing the stage at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre to host the Baftas ceremony on Sunday 18 February.

He said he was “honoured” to accept the position, with Baftas chief executive Jane Millichip praising his “warmth, charm, and mischievous wit”.

Read more here:

David Tennant lines up unexpected post-Doctor Who role

Best Film longlist

Wednesday 17 January 2024 19:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

The longlist for Best Film is as follows – and we’ve bolded the films we believe will be nominated tomorrow.

All of Us Strangers, Anatomy of a Fall, Barbie, The Holdovers, Killers of The Flower Moon, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Past Lives, Poor Things, The Zone of Interest

Whoever is nominated, it seems a sure bet Oppenheimer will win this award come 18 February.

Oppenheimer is clever, imaginative and Christopher Nolan at his best – review

Best Director longlist

Wednesday 17 January 2024 20:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

The longlist for Best Director is as follows, with our predictions in bold:

Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall

Andrew Haigh, All of Us Strangers

Cord Jefferson, American Fiction

Greta Gerwig, Barbie

Alexander Payne, The Holdovers

Molly Manning Walker, How to Have Sex

Martin Scorsese, Killers of The Flower Moon

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Celine Song, Past Lives

Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things

Sofia Coppola, Priscilla

Raine Allen-Miller, Rye Lane

Emerald Fennell, Saltburn

Charlotte Regan, Scrapper

Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

And below is our interview with the person we think will win...

Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy on Oppenheimer: ‘There’s nothing bigger’

Leading Actress longlist

Wednesday 17 January 2024 21:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Now, it’s the turn of Leading Actress – here’s the longlist and our picks of eventual nominees in bold.

Annette Bening, NYAD

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple

Greta Lee, Past Lives

Lily Gladstone, Killers of The Flower Moon

Margot Robbie, Barbie

Mia McKenna-Bruce, How to Have Sex

Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall

Vivian Oparah, Rye Lane

This race is shaping up to be Gladstone vs Stone – let’s just say it’ll be surprise if anyone with the word “stone” in their surname doesn’t take home this trophies at respective award ceremonies over the coming months.

Find our review of Killers of the Flower Moon below.

Killers of the Flower Moon is another Martin Scorsese masterpiece – review

Leading Actor longlist

Wednesday 17 January 2024 22:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Below we run through the Leading Actor longlist, with our predictions at who will be nominated tomorrow in – you guessed it – bold.

Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers

Barry Keoghan, Saltburn

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Colman Domingo, Rustin

George MacKay, Femme

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of The Flower Moon

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Teo Yoo, Past Lives

The surprise here would be George MacKay, but he did win a (joint) Bifa for Femme in December.

Check out our sit-down interview with the British star, in which he picks what he believes to be the most underrated film from his career, here.

George MacKay picks his hidden movie gem that deserves more love

Supporting Actress longlist

Wednesday 17 January 2024 23:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

The Supporting Actress longlist, with our predictions at prospective nominees in bold, are as follows:

America Ferrera, Barbie

Cara Jade Myers, Killers of The Flower Moon

Claire Foy, All of Us Strangers

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Jodie Foster, NYAD

Julianne Moore, May December

Rosamund Pike, Saltburn

Sandra Hüller, The Zone of Interest

This category is Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s to lose.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph (AP)
Da’Vine Joy Randolph (AP)

Supporting Actor longlist

00:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

The longlist for Supporting Actor category – plus our predictions of tomorrow’s nominees in bold:

Anthony Hopkins, One Life

Ben Whishaw, Passages

Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers

Jacob Elordi, Saltburn

Jamie Bell, All of Us Strangers

Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things

Paul Mescal, All of Us Strangers

Robert De Niro, Killers of The Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

This would probably be Gosling’s reaction if he won a Bafta for Barbie.

Ryan Gosling goes viral with ‘confused’ reaction to Barbie win at awards show

08:39 , Jacob Stolworthy

So, around midday, the Bafta nominations will start rolling in.

The usual names will be present – your Giamattis, Murphys, Blunts and Randolphs – but Bafta likes throwing in some curveballs, meaning there will some possible huge snubs.

We’re thinking Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore and Greta Lee will miss out today.

Will DiCaprio miss out on Bafta nomination? (Apple)
Will DiCaprio miss out on Bafta nomination? (Apple)

Who is on hosting duties?

09:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

Fresh from his return to the TARDIS in a series of Doctor Who specials, Scottish actor David Tennant will be gracing the stage at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre to host the Baftas ceremony on Sunday 18 February.

He said he was “honoured” to accept the position, with Baftas chief executive Jane Millichip praising his “warmth, charm, and mischievous wit”.

Read more here:

David Tennant lines up unexpected post-Doctor Who role

Rising Star nominees

09:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

The only Baftas category to have been announced so far is the Rising Star award, nominees for which include Saltburn actor Jacob Elordi as well as The Bear star Ayo Edebiri, whose film credits include Theatre Camp and Bottoms.

Previous winners include Emma Mackey, Letitia Wright, Tom Holland and Daniel Kaluuya.

Find out who the other nominees are here:

Jacob Elordi and Ayo Edebiri lead Bafta Rising Star nominees

Is Past Lives past it?

10:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

One big question mark surrounds the awards chances for Past Lives, a film that quietly grew into something of a frontrunner last year, but has since been seemingly pushed to the bottom of the pack by other more brash releases.

Could writer-director Celine Song and lead stars Greta Lee and Teo Yoo get Bafta nominations today?

Films that have a look-in

10:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

At the Baftas, films that might not necessarily end up getting Oscar nominations excitingly receive nods. This is thanks to the two categories Outstanding British Film and Oustanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

This year, such films could include Rye Lane, Femme, How to Have Sex and Scrapper.

Could ‘Rye Lane’ pick up a Bafta nomination? (Searchlight)
Could ‘Rye Lane’ pick up a Bafta nomination? (Searchlight)

Top-penheimer

11:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

Oppenheimer is the film to beat this year, having won big at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Movie Awards.

At this stage, it’s difficult to see Christopher Nolan’s three-hour drama not sweeping the board at both the Baftas and the Oscars.

Incredibly – and criminally – the director has never won a single Bafta or Oscar before.

Check out our interview with Nolan, and Oppenheimer’s lead star Cillian Murphy, here:

Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy on Oppenheimer: ‘There’s nothing bigger’

20 minutes to go

11:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

Not long now until this year’s crop of Bafta nominations are announced – so what better time is there to get all nostalgic and have a look at the nominations and winners form last year’s event?

All the winners at the Bafta Film Awards 2023

Here we go!

11:59 , Jacob Stolworthy

The nominations are about to be announced by two former EE Rising Star nominees: Naomi Ackie and Kingsley Ben-Adir.

They’ll come thick and fast, so we’ll be posting them here as quickly as possible.

Outstanding Debut

12:05 , Jacob Stolworthy

Blue Bag Life

Bobi Wine: The People’s President

Earth Mama

How To Have Sex

Is There Anybody Out There?

Original Screenplay

12:05 , Jacob Stolworthy

Anatomy of a Fall

Barbie

The Holdovers

Maestro

Past Lives

Film Not in the English Language

12:06 , Jacob Stolworthy

20 Days In Mariupol

Anatomy of a Fall

Past Lives

Society of the Snow

The Zone of Interest

Best Director

12:07 , Jacob Stolworthy

Andrew Haigh, All of Us Stranger

Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall

Alexander Payne, The Holdovers

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

Animated Film

12:07 , Jacob Stolworthy

THE BOY AND THE HERON

CHICKEN RUN: DAWN OF THE NUGGET

ELEMENTAL

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE

Adapted Screenplay

12:07 , Jacob Stolworthy

ALL OF US STRANGERS

AMERICAN FICTION

OPPENHEIMER

POOR THINGS

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Supporting Actor

12:08 , Jacob Stolworthy

ROBERT DE NIRO Killers of The Flower Moon

ROBERT DOWNEY JR Oppenheimer

JACOB ELORDI Saltburn

RYAN GOSLING Barbie

PAUL MESCAL All of Us Strangers

DOMINIC SESSA The Holdovers

Leading Actress

12:08 , Jacob Stolworthy

FANTASIA BARRINO The Color Purple

SANDRA HÜLLER Anatomy of a Fall

CAREY MULLIGAN Maestro

VIVIAN OPARAH Rye Lane

MARGOT ROBBIE Barbie

EMMA STONE Poor Things

Leading Actor

12:09 , Jacob Stolworthy

BRADLEY COOPER Maestro

COLMAN DOMINGO Rustin

PAUL GIAMATTI The Holdovers

BARRY KEOGHAN Saltburn

CILLIAN MURPHY Oppenheimer

TEO YOO Past Lives

Outstanding British Film

12:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

ALL OF US STRANGERS

HOW TO HAVE SEX

NAPOLEON

THE OLD OAK

POOR THINGS

RYE LANE

SALTBURN

SCRAPPER

WONKA

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Best Film

12:11 , Jacob Stolworthy

ANATOMY OF A FALL

THE HOLDOVERS

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

OPPENHEIMER

POOR THINGS

12:11 , Jacob Stolworthy

Well, let that sink in for a few moments...

Supporting Actress

12:13 , Jacob Stolworthy

EMILY BLUNT Oppenheimer

DANIELLE BROOKS The Color Purple

CLAIRE FOY All of Us Strangers

SANDRA HÜLLER The Zone of Interest

ROSAMUND PIKE Saltburn

DA’VINE JOY RANDOLPH The Holdovers

12:17 , Jacob Stolworthy

There is still a bunch of nominations to come – we’ll throw them in here as soon as they land – but first thing’s first: what an unexpectedly good showing for Saltburn, which received acting nominations for Jacob Elordi, Barry Keoghan and Rosamund Pike.

First-time nominees

12:25 , Jacob Stolworthy

OK, so breakdown time:11 out of 23 nominees in the performance categories have received their first EVER Bafta Film nomination, including Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest), Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer), Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa (The Holdovers), Jacob Elordi (Saltburn), Vivian Oparah (Rye Lane), and Teo Yoo (Past Lives).

Yes, you read that correctly: Paul Giamatti had never been nominated before.

Paul Giamatti in ‘The Holdovers’ (© 2023 FOCUS FEATURES LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
Paul Giamatti in ‘The Holdovers’ (© 2023 FOCUS FEATURES LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

And the best of the rest: Cinematography

12:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

MAESTRO

OPPENHEIMER

POOR THINGS

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Costume Design

12:32 , Jacob Stolworthy

BARBIE

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

NAPOLEON

OPPENHEIMER

POOR THINGS

Documentary Feature

12:34 , Jacob Stolworthy

20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL

AMERICAN SYMPHONY

BEYOND UTOPIA

STILL: A MICHAEL J. FOX MOVIE

WHAM!

Editing

12:36 , Jacob Stolworthy

ANATOMY OF A FALL

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

OPPENHEIMER

POOR THINGS

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Special Visual Effects

12:38 , Jacob Stolworthy

THE CREATOR

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE

NAPOLEON

POOR THINGS

Sound

12:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

FERRARI

MAESTRO

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE

OPPENHEIMER

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Production Design

12:42 , Jacob Stolworthy

BARBIE

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

OPPENHEIMER

POOR THINGS

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Original Score

12:44 , Jacob Stolworthy

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

OPPENHEIMER

POOR THINGS

SALTBURN

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE

Make-Up and Hair

12:46 , Jacob Stolworthy

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

MAESTRO

NAPOLEON

OPPENHEIMER

POOR THINGS

Casting

12:48 , Jacob Stolworthy

ALL OF US STRANGERS

ANATOMY OF A FALL

THE HOLDOVERS

HOW TO HAVE SEX

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

British Short Film

12:50 , Jacob Stolworthy

FESTIVAL OF SLAPS

GORKA

JELLYFISH AND LOBSTER

SUCH A LOVELY DAY

YELLOW

British Short Animation

12:52 , Jacob Stolworthy

CRAB DAY

VISIBLE MENDING

WILD SUMMON

13:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Firstly, let’s hear it for Teo Yoo! The Past Lives actor has been nominated in the Leading Actor category for his tender turn in Celine Song’s film, which picked up a total of four nominations.

Nothing for Song or his co-star Greta Lee, though.

Greta Lee and Teo Yoo in ‘Past Lives’ (© Twenty Years Rights LLC)
Greta Lee and Teo Yoo in ‘Past Lives’ (© Twenty Years Rights LLC)

Vivian Oparah!

13:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

Big shout out to Vivian Oparah who has been nominated for a Leading Actress for the little film that could, Rye Lane.

She’s the beating heart of the film, so a nomination for Oparah has made us smile. She faces fierce competition from Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall) and Emma Stone (Poor Things), which brings us onto our next point...

Where is Lily Gladstone?

13:25 , Jacob Stolworthy

While I do think Lily Gladstone is more of a supporting role in Killers of the Flower Moon, she is being widely tipped to not only be nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars, but to win the award.

Following Emma Stone’s surprise win at the Critics Choice Awards earlier this week, could the Poor Things star be on her way to winning her second Oscar?

Danielle Brooks reacts

13:43 , Jacob Stolworthy

Brooks has been nominated in the Supporting Actress category for The Color Purple.

She said: “Thank you Bafta for this incredible honor. I feel so humbled to be recognized in this way. I have always felt the story of ‘Sofia’ and The Color Purple is a truly universal one – one of empowerment, resilience, connection, and healing.

“All of us in this world have gone on the journey of finding the strength to stand up for ourselves with pride and self-love. That is what I hope continues to resonate with everyone when they see this film, and I am grateful The Color Purple has not only personally impacted me in such a manner, but has also brought me to this amazing moment.

Danielle Brooks in ‘The Color Purple’ (Warner Bros Pictures)
Danielle Brooks in ‘The Color Purple’ (Warner Bros Pictures)

Andrew Scott fans are NOT happy

14:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

While Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers received six nominations, one of those – bizarelly – was not for Andrew Scott in the Best Actor category.

Suffice to say, his fans are not happy.

More reactions roll in

14:20 , Jacob Stolworthy

Molly Manning-Walker, the writer-director of How to Have Sex, has reacted to the film’s bafta nominations.

“What an honour to be nominated at the Baftas this year. It’s hard to imagine that a year ago, when editing the film, it would take us on this incredible journey. It has been nothing short of a dream. I’m so proud of our cast and crew. I feel particularly emotional about sharing this moment with other filmmaker friends. A special shout out to Charlotte and my Scrapper family.”

Here’s our review of the film:

Teens go wild in the stark, devastating How to Have Sex – review

Rosamund Pike reacts to Bafta nomination

15:16 , Jacob Stolworthy

Saltburn actor Rosamund Pike, who has been nominated in the Supporting Actress category, said it is “bliss bliss bliss” to be recognised.

“It’s something uniquely special to be nominated for a Bafta. It happened once before. I thought realistically it might never happen again. And overjoyed that Jacob and Barry and our mad special film got recognition. Bliss Bliss Bliss.”

Rosamund Pike as Elspeth in ‘Saltburn' (Prime)
Rosamund Pike as Elspeth in ‘Saltburn' (Prime)

It’s Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s time to shine

15:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

Da’Vine Joy Randolph is sweeping the Supporting Actress category this year, and she is a firm favourite to win at the Baftas next month,

She called the nomination “mind blowing,” adding: “I am completely overjoyed to be in London today when the nominations were announced. To be included in this category with these formidable powerhouses is mind-blowing.

 (AP)
(AP)

Poor Things crew comment on their nominations

16:15 , Jacob Stolworthy

Behind Oppenheimer, Poor Things is the most-nominated film and the cast and crew, including director Yorgos Lanthimos and lead star Emma Stone, have responded to the news.

“We are delighted with this recognition from Bafta for our amazing cast and creative team on Poor Things based on Alasdair Gray’s iconic novel. I

“t’s particularly gratifying that Bafta has recognised the work of our many talented UK-based heads of department across cinematography, costume design, makeup and hair, original score, production design and special visual effects.

Read our review of the film here:

Emma Stone stuns in the odd, surreal and grotesque Poor Things – review

Cillian Murphy is a Christopher Nolan fanboy ‘till the end

16:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

Irish actor Cillian Murphy is happy about Oppenheimer’s Baftas success.

He said: “I couldn’t be happier that the British Academy recognised so many of my collaborators on Oppenheimer, especially Chris Nolan.”

17:12 , Jacob Stolworthy

Thanks for following along with the nominations – and be sure to check back on Sunday 18 February when we’ll be covering the awards live.