Wednesday, January 9, 2019

"Mary Poppins Returns" receives three BAFTA nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced its nominations this morning. Mary Poppins Returns came away with three nominations, in Original Music, Production Design and Costume Design.

I'm sure a lot of people are shocked that Emily Blunt didn't sneak in over Viola Davis for Lead Actress, but I don't think I'm one of them. Yes, had I made a predictions list, I would've guessed Blunt in the top five, but the film, for me, was more about the spectacle. That was recognized by the three nominations it received.

Had the film garnered noms for both Blunt and Best Picture, that would've been quite the feat. This should've been the easiest one for Blunt after the Musical/Comedy Globe, however, so the chances of her name being mentioned the morning Oscar nominations are announced is looking pretty slim.

In other categories, aside from Davis's nod, I was disappointed to see Regina King's name out of the mix for Supporting Actress in If Beale Street Could Talk. I'm guessing Margot Robbie snuck in over her for Mary Queen of Scots. I'll be interested to how Glenn Close fares here. If she wins the SAG over Olivia Colman, I think Close's Oscar chances will still be in tact even if Colman wins BAFTA.  If Close wins BAFTA, I don't see how she loses Oscar.

The BAFTA Awards will be presented on February 10.

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