Connect with us


Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey | See the 2014 BAFTAS Nominees List



Chiwetel Ejiofor & Lupita Nyong'o - January 2014 - BellaNaija

Africa is shining bright this awards season.

With the People’s Choice Awards today and The Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, is your sure bet for all the red carpet and inside scoop.

The nominations for the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards were revealed this morning. And once again, British-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o get nods for their incredible portrayals in 12 Years a Slave.

Chiwetel is running for the Best Actor category, while Lupita was slotted in Best Supporting Actress and Rising Star categories.

They both have Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations and they are currently being drafted for Academy Awards according to film critics.

The director of 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen also scores a nod in the Best Director category.

Check out the full list of nominees;
Best Film
12 Years a Slave – Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
American Hustle – Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
Captain Phillips – Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
Philomena – Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward

Outstanding British Film
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Saving Mr Banks
The Selfish Giant

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson – Good Vibrations
Kelly Marcel – Saving Mr Banks
Kieran Evans – Kelly + Victor
Paul Wright, Polly Stokes – For Those in Peril
Scott Graham – Shell

Film Not in the English Language
The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Blue is the Warmest Colour – Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
The Great Beauty – Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
Metro Manila – Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier
Wadjda – Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer
The Armstrong Lie – Alex Gibney
Blackfish – Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Tim’s Vermeer – Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks – Alex Gibney

Animated Film
Despicable Me 2 – Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Frozen – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Monsters University – Dan Scanlon

Original Screenplay
American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer, David O Russell
Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron
Inside Llewyn Davis – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Nebraska – Bob Nelson

Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave – John Ridley
Behind the Candelabra – Richard LaGravenese
Captain Phillips – Billy Ray
Philomena – Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
The Wolf of Wall Street – Terence Winter

Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
David O Russell – American Hustle
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

Leading Actor
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips

Leading Actress
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr Banks

Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Matt Damon – Behind the Candelabra
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
Oprah Winfrey – The Butler

Original Music
12 Years a Slave – Hans Zimmer
The Book Thief – John Williams
Captain Phillips – Henry Jackman
Gravity – Steven Price
Saving Mr Banks – Thomas Newman

12 Years a Slave – Sean Bobbitt
Captain Phillips – Barry Ackroyd
Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska – Phedon Papamichael

12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker
Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
Rush – Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
The Wolf of Wall Street – Thelma Schoonmaker

Production Design
12 Years a Slave – Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
American Hustle – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
Behind The Candelabra – Howard Cummings
Gravity – Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

Costume Design
American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
Behind the Candelabra – Ellen Mirojnick
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
The Invisible Woman – Michael O’Connor
Saving Mr Banks – Daniel Orlandi

Make Up & Hair
American Hustle – Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell
Behind The Candelabra – Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin
The Butler – Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal
The Great Gatsby – Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater

All is Lost – Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur
Captain Phillips – Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney
Gravity – Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
Inside Llewyn Davis – Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff
Rush – Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse

EE Rising Star Award
Dane DeHaan
George Mackay
Lupita Nyong’o
Will Poulter
Léa Seydoux

Congrats to all the nominees.



  1. bobbydox

    January 8, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Lupita is such an inspiration thumbs up to her and Chiwetel

  2. omada

    January 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Lupita!!!!!! Dark skinned chocolate goddess!!!!

  3. Sexxie

    January 8, 2014 at 11:58 am

    12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel, Lupita, Steve…stay winning!

  4. chic

    January 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I must admit i am very proud of Lupita. I think her appreance and character fit perfectly with the role she played. I believe for our african actresses to break into the international market they must look and appear like real africans not like an oyibo. If an oyibo director wants to cast an african for a role and they already look and sound like an oyibo then what’s the point. There are better oyibo actresses out there they can use. The key here is to be unique, stand out and represent where you come from. I can bet you this lady will have several other similar roles coming her way just because of this.

  5. mama mia!!!

    January 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Lupita is so beautiful!!! Not like all these our vain actresses.mtcheww… please, Leonardo deserves an oscar!!! A bafta will be ok as well.

  6. Anon

    January 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Go Chiwetel Ejiofor.

  7. jcsgrl

    January 8, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Please u guys no vex for my queshun: Isnt the BAFTA supposed to be nominating British films? All I’m seeing are American films in the list. Also, do the british even have a hollywood-type? I know pls blame my ignoramus on this humongous country/continent called USA. I don’t know much outside here. Its just that I hardly hear of any UK movies that are celebrated or even featured here. Oya fire away…

  8. chinedu arinze

    January 8, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I imagined Genny in lupita’s role in 12 years a slave,she wuld have pull it better dan lupita.2014 will not pass her

    • goldfinch

      January 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Genny in Lupita’s role?……sorry girl but I think not

    • ILoveGenevieve

      January 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Oh yeah, Genny will get equal buzz if she had the role. Lupita got lucky getting the role. Her performance is nothing above what Genevieve, Rita Dominic and Omotola Jalade can bring to the table. She only happens to look the part more than they do.

    • Bamzi

      January 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Chinedu I say a big Amen o! It won’t pass her. My two prayers for her this year are that she settles down, and breaks into the International scene big time!

  9. Chyke

    January 8, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Honestly, 12 years a slave is the most overrated movie of 2013. Blues is the warmest colour, Blue Jasmine and even American Hustle are way better films. That said, Lupita, Chiwetel and the movie itself deserves the nomination. Jennifer Lawrence is now the new award favourite girl (it used to be Kate Winslet), good for her cos she’s good (even though she didn’t deserve the Oscar). I know Oprah Winfrey is there cos of the much power she inhales and exhales, if it was based on performance only, she wouldn’t have made the cut. The list really shows that August: Osage County is trully a weak and poorly done movie as I rated it and thank goodness the overrated Meryl Streep didn’t get a best actress nom. Chiwetel deserves to win but I think Leonardo Dicaprio will get it cos he’s long overdue. Just like Chiwetel, Amy Adams really deserves it but surely, Cate Blanchett is getting it. Adele from ‘Blue Is The Warmest Colour’ gave the best female performance last year but didn’t get a nom, thats too bad. How did anything from ‘The Great Gatsby’ get in there? Lupita should win the best supporting actress. The Butler should’ve gotten more recognition than it had. All the same, I thank the BAFTAs for recognising great film works. They’re more honest than the Oscar.

    • it's not alright

      January 9, 2014 at 2:07 am

      i am sending you are cyber hug……u REALLY couldn’t have
      said it better. I agree with u 125% on everything you said….I
      watched silver linings playbook last year when it came out and i
      was like , “what the hell are these people awarding”…..I think i
      would do a better job at reviewing and nominating actors than these
      oscar people do. it is too biased. they pick their people and every
      other person is just there to save face for them.,…..u r right my
      dear Chyke

  10. temtem

    January 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    @ Chyke, although I haven’t seen 12 years a slave and don’t plan on seeing it (I will be pissed off and depressed!), please don’t mention American Hustle in that list at all. Worst movie of 2013, no plot, all over the place and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo overhyped with the cast! SMH… disappointed is an overstatement, more like ripped off!
    The Butler definitely deserves a lot of recognition cos Forest Whitaker is one the greatest actors across all genres. FYI, Oprah is a fantastic actress, so I don’t agree with your comment of the power she inhales and exhales..rme
    Oh puleazeee, don’t compare Kate Winslet to Jennifer Lawrence ohh…Kate is a better actress than Jennifer, don’t get them mixed up abeg!
    Oh my Leonardo DiCaprio is definitely long overdue and deserves an Oscar like now!!!!!

  11. NNENNE

    January 9, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Chiwetel and my dearest Oprah… Hurray!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa

Star Features