Grand Budapest Hotel Leads The 2015 BAFTA Nominations

2 minute read

The 2015 BAFTA nominations were announced on Friday, where Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel established itself as a leading contender. The film received a total of 11 nominations — more than any other film — including nods in the Best Film, Best Director and Leading Actor (for Ralph Fiennes) categories.

The Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything also fared well with ten nominations, as did the black comedy Birdman. Somewhat surprisingly, the civil rights film Selma, which stars British actor David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., failed to receive a single nomination.

The awards, which will be hosted by comedian Stephen Fry, will take place on Feb. 8. All the nominees in the five main categories are:

Best Film:
The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Theory Of Everything


The Imitation Game


Leading Actress:
Felicity Jones — The Theory Of Everything

Julianne Moore — Still Alice

Reese Witherspoon — Wild

Amy Adams — Big Eyes

Rosamund Pike — Gone Girl

Leading Actor:
Eddie Redmayne — The Theory Of Everything

Ralph Fiennes — The Grand Budapest Hotel

Benedict Cumberbatch — The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal — Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton — Birdman

Supporting Actress:
Keira Knightley — The Imitation Game

Imelda Staunton — Pride

Emma Stone — Birdman

Patricia Arquette — Boyhood

Rene Russo — Nightcrawler

Supporting Actor:
J.K. Simmons — Whiplash

Mark Ruffalo — Foxcatcher

Steve Carell — Foxcatcher

Edward Norton — Birdman

Ethan Hawke — Boyhood

Best Director:
Alejandro G. IñáRritu — Birdman

Wes Anderson — The Grand Budapest Hotel

James Marsh — The Theory Of Everything

Richard Linklater — Boyhood

Damien Chazelle — Whiplash

Benedict Cumberbatch Roles You Didn’t Know About

Van Gogh: Painted with Words
Van Gogh: Painted with Words This 2010 docu-drama by the BBC starred Cumberbatch as the tormented Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh.BBC
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl Cumberbatch plays William Carey, a courtier and husband to Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) in this 2008 historical drama pic.Columbia
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace Cumberbatch played William Pitt the Younger, the youngest ever Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in this 2006 drama about banning the slave trade in the British Empire.Samuel Goldwyn
Creation Cumberbatch (right) played Joseph Dalton Hooker, an esteemed British botanist and close friend of Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany), in this 2009 British film about Darwin.Newmarket
Stuart A Life Backwards
Stuart: A Life Backwards This 2007 television drama co-produced by the BBC and HBO starred Tom Hardy as the titular character Stuart Shorter, a homeless activist, with Cumberbatch as Alexander Masters, an author and friend of Stuart.HBO
Parade's End
Parade's End The BBC and HBO teamed up for another Cumberbatch series in 2012 with Parade’s End which saw the actor play Christopher Tietjens, an English aristocrat and statistician for the British government.BBC
"WAR HORSE"film still.(left to right) Major Stewart (Benedict Cumberbatch), Lieutenant Waverly (Pa
War Horse Cumberbatch (left) takes on the role of Major Jamie Stewart, the leader of a cavalry company in World War I in this 2011 war drama by Spielberg.Disney
Benedict Cumberbatch (Paul Marshall) on the set of Atonement
Atonement Marking one of his creepier roles, Cumberbatch played a rapist named Paul Marshall in this 2007 British drama that starred James McAvoy and Keira Knightley. Universal
Fortysomething Cumberbatch plays Rory, the son of Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), in this six episode 2003 British comedy television series.ITV
Starter for 10
Starter for 10 This 2006 British comedy had Cumberbatch (second from right) take on the role of Patrick Watts, the smug team captain for a British game show called University Challenge.Picturehouse

More Must-Reads From TIME

Contact us at