Published on: 09 January 2018 in Industry
2018 British Academy Film Award nominees announced
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On the morning of Tuesday 9 January, the 2018 EE British Academy Film Award nominees were announced — and we are pleased to note that several Directors UK members have been recognised for their work.
Member Lucy Cohen has been nominated in the “Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer” for her film Kingdom of Us. Joining her in this category are directors Gareth Tunley for The Ghoul, Rungano Nyoni for I Am Not A Witch, Thomas Napper for Jawbone and William Oldroyd for Lady Macbeth.
Meanwhile, in the “Best Director” category, Martin McDonagh is nominated for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – which has racked up a massive nine nominations in total. His fellow directing nominees are Denis Villeneuve for Blade Runner 2049, Luca Guadagnino for Call Me By Your Name, Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk and Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape of Water.
The “Best British Short Film” category recognised our member Mahdi Fleifel for his work A Drowning Man, which will contest the award with Aamir by Vika Evdokimenko, Cowboy Dave by Colin O’Toole, Work by Aneil Karia and Wren Boys by Harry Lighton.
And finally, we’re pleased to see our members’ work is well represented in the “Outstanding British Film” category. Alongside the aforementioned Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, our members have directed the following nominated works: Joe Wright is recognised Darkest Hour, Armando Iannucci for The Death of Stalin, and Paul King for Paddington 2. Francis Lee and William Oldroyd complete the category, for God’s Own Country and Lady Macbeth respectively.
The final awards will be announced by the new host Joanna Lumley, on February 18 at a Royal Albert Hall ceremony. Congratulations to all the aforementioned members, and to all this year’s nominees. You can read a full list of nominees here.