Thursday, February 3, 2022

"Don't Look Up" receives four BAFTA nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced its nominees for film this morning. Don't Look Up came away with four nominations:

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Best Original Screenplay (Adam McKay)

Best Original Score (Nicholas Britell)

I think these are about what I was expecting. I don't think I would've been shocked had DiCaprio been left off the list. At this point, I would be shocked if the film didn't crack the list of nominees on Tuesday for Best Picture. Screenplay and Score obviously look good as well, and Leo may have solidified himself for the top five. 

Some surprises (or maybe "shockers" is a better word). Spencer getting ZERO nominations. Denis Villeneuve snubbed in director. No Nicole Kidman, Olivia Colman (what?!), Kirsten Dunst. Other than the Dunst snub, The Power of the Dog did very well, as did Dune. I was happy to see the love for Ann Dowd in Mass. That was my favorite performance of the year. 

I expect we'll see some (more) surprises on Tuesday! 

1 comment:

  1. So Bong Joon-ho declared DLU to be his favorite film of the year, and toxic film twitter collapsed! Again, film industry and foreigners love DLU for sure.