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BBC America to Air the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards Sunday February 16, 8:00PM ET/PT
As in previous years, many BAFTA wins have correctly predicted who walks away with the Academy Award(R) a few weeks later.

[via press release from BBC America]


New York, NY - January 8, 2014 - Catch The EE British Academy Film Awards on BBC AMERICA the same day they air in the UK. Hosted by Stephen Fry and sponsored by EE, the awards will be broadcast exclusively in the U.S. on BBC AMERICA, Sunday, February 16, 8:00pm ET/PT followed by an encore presentation. Hollywood and Britain's biggest movie stars come together at London's Royal Opera House to honor this year's best in film. As in previous years, many BAFTA wins have correctly predicted who walks away with the Academy Award(R) a few weeks later.

See below for a full list of nominations or visit www.bafta.org . The BAFTAs are awarded by the British Academy of Film & Arts.

Gravity receives 11 nominations. 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle are each nominated in ten categories. Captain Phillips has nine nominations. Behind the Candelabra and Saving Mr. Banks are each nominated five times.

Philomena, Rush and The Wolf of Wall Street have four nominations. Blue Jasmine, The Great Gatsby, Inside Llewyn Davis and Nebraska have each been nominated three times. The Act of Killing, The Butler and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug have two nominations apiece.

Gravity is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Sandra Bullock is nominated for Leading Actress.

12 Years a Slave is nominated for Best Film, Director for Steve McQueen, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing and Production Design. Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for Leading Actor. Michael Fassbender is nominated for Supporting Actor and Lupita Nyong'o is nominated for Supporting Actress.

American Hustle receives nominations for Best Film, Director for David O. Russell, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Christian Bale is nominated for Leading Actor and Amy Adams is nominated for Leading Actress, whilst Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are nominated for Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress.

Captain Phillips is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Director for Paul Greengrass, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing and Sound. Tom Hanks is nominated for Leading Actor and Barkhad Abdi is nominated for Supporting Actor.

Philomena completes the Best Film line-up, with three further nominations in Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actress for Judi Dench.

Behind the Candelabra is nominated in Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Matt Damon is nominated for Supporting Actor.

Saving Mr. Banks receives nominations for Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, Original Music and Costume Design. Emma Thompson is nominated for Leading Actress.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is nominated for Outstanding British Film, alongside Gravity, Philomena, Rush, Saving Mr. Banks and The Selfish Giant.

Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated in Leading Actor for The Wolf of Wall Street, which is also nominated in Director for Martin Scorsese, Adapted Screenplay and Editing.

Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins are nominated as Leading Actress and Supporting Actress for Blue Jasmine, for which Woody Allen also receives a nomination for Original Screenplay.

Bruce Dern is nominated as Leading Actor for Nebraska. The film receives two further nominations for Original Screenplay and Cinematography.

Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey complete the Supporting Actress line-up for August: Osage County and The Butler respectively. The Butler receives one further nomination for Make Up & Hair.

Daniel Brühl completes the Supporting Actor category for Rush, which also receives nominations for Outstanding British Film, Editing and Sound.

Joel and Ethan Coen receive an Original Screenplay nomination for Inside Llewyn Davis, which is also nominated for Cinematography and Sound. All Is Lost completes the nominations for Sound.

The Great Gatsby is nominated for Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Also nominated for Make Up & Hair is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which receives one further nomination for Special Visual Effects. The Invisible Woman receives a nomination for Costume Design.

John Williams receives an Original Music nomination for The Book Thief.

Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim and Star Trek Into Darkness join Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation in the Special Visual Effects category.

The Act of Killing receives two nominations for Film Not in the English Language and Documentary. Also nominated in the Documentary category are: The Armstrong Lie, Blackfish, Tim's Vermeer, and We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks.

Writer/Director Paul Wright and Producer Polly Stokes are nominated for Outstanding Debut for For Those in Peril. They are joined by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson (Writers) for Good Vibrations, Kieran Evans (Writer/Director) for Kelly + Victor, Scott Graham (Writer/Director) for Shell and Kelly Marcel (Writer) for Saving Mr. Banks.

Blue is the Warmest Colour, The Great Beauty, Metro Manila and Wadjda are nominated alongside The Act of Killing to complete for Film Not in the English Language.

The Animated Film nominees are Despicable Me 2, Frozen and Monsters University.

The British Short Animation nominations are Everything I Can See From Here, I Am Tom Moody and Sleeping With the Fishes and the British Short Film nominations are Island Queen, Keeping Up With the Joneses, Orbit Ever After, Room 8 and Sea View.

The nominees for the EE Rising Star Award, announced earlier this week, are Dane DeHaan, George MacKay, Lupita Nyong'o, Will Poulter and L�a Seydoux. This audience award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise.

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy(R), five Golden Globes(R) and eleven Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in more than 80.4 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.

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