'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Leads the 2015 BAFTA Nominees

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Ahead of the 72nd annual Golden Globes, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominees for the 68th British Academy Film Awards (a.k.a. the BAFTAs) on Friday morning. Leading the pack is The Grand Budapest Hotel with 11 nominations.
The recognition for Wes Anderson’s comedy comes as a surprise since the film has only managed to pick up a handful of nominations in the U.S., including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Director at the Golden Globes, which airs live on Sunday, Jan. 11.
Like the Academy Awards, the BAFTAs honor cinematography, costume design, editing, production design, and sound -- many of the additional awards The Grand Budapest Hotel is up for at this year’s ceremony.
In an announcement made by the recently engaged Stephen Fry and Hunger Games star, Sam Claflin, it was also revealed Ralph Fiennes is up for Best Actor in a Leading Role marking just one of a few changes to the major acting nominations that has heard Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Reese Witherspoon’s names read aloud for the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, among other awards.
Check out a complete list of nominees for the 2015 BAFTAs, which will be handed out live on Feb. 8, 2015.
BEST FILM Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game The Theory of Everything OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM ’71 The Imitation Game Paddington The Theory of Everything Under the Skin 
ANIMATED FILMBig Hero 6 The Boxtrolls The Lego Movie DIRECTORAlejandro G. Inarritu, BirdmanRichard Linklater, BoyhoodWes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel James Marsh, The Theory of Everything Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Birdman, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo Boyhood, Richard LinklaterThe Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson Nightcrawler, Dan GilroyWhiplash, Damien Chazelle ADAPTED SCREENPLAYAmerican Sniper, Jason HallGone Girl, Gillian Flynn The Imitation Game, Graham Moore Paddington, Paul KingThe Theory of Everything, Anthony McCarten
LEADING ACTORBenedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation GameEddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler Michael Keaton, Birdman Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel LEADING ACTRESS Amy Adams, Big EyesFelicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still AliceReese Witherspoon, Wild Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
SUPPORTING ACTOR Edward Norton, Birdman Ethan Hawke, Boyhood J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher Steve Carell, Foxcatcher SUPPORTING ACTRESS Emma Stone, Birdman Imelda Staunton, Pride Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
ORIGINAL MUSICBirdman, Antonio Sanchez The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat Interstellar, Hans Zimmer The Theory of Everything, Johann Johannsson Under the Skin, Mica Levi CINEMATOGRAPHY Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki The Grand Budapest Hotel, Robert Yeoman Ida Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski Interstellar, Hoyte van Hoytema Mr. Turner, Dick Pope
EDITINGBirdman, Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione The Grand Budapest Hotel, Barney Pilling The Imitation Game, William Goldenberg Nightcrawler, John Gilroy The Theory of Everything, Jinx Godfrey Whiplash, Tom Cross
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH ACTOR, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER Elaine Constantine (Writer/Director) Northern Soul Gregory Burke (Writer), Yann Demange (Director), ’71 Hong Khaou (Writer/Director) Lilting Paul Katis (Director/Producer), Andrew de Lotbiniere (Producer), Kajaki: The True Story Stephen Beresford (Writer), David Livingstone (Producer), Pride FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IdaLeviathan The Lunchbox Trash Two Days, One Night
DOCUMENTARY 20 Feet From Stardom 20,000 Days Citizenfour Finding Vivian Virunga PRODUCTION DESIGN Big Eyes, Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock The Imitation Game, Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald Interstellar, Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis Mr. Turner, Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts
COSTUME DESIGNThe Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero The Imitation Game, Sammy Sheldon Differ Into the Woods, Colleen Atwood Mr. Turner, Jacqueline Durran The Theory of Everything, Steven Noble MAKE-UP AND HAIR The Grand Budapest Hotel, Frances Hannon Guardians of the Galaxy, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David WhiteInto the Woods, Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland Mr. Turner, Christine Blundell, Lesa Warrener The Theory of Everything, Jan Sewell
SOUND American Sniper, Walt Martin, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman Birdman, Thomas Varga, Martin Hernández, Aaron Glascock, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wayne Lemmer, Christopher Scarabosio, Pawel Wdowczak The Imitation Game, John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Stuart Hilliker, Martin Jensen Whiplash, Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett Guardians of the Galaxy, Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner, Nicolas Aithadi The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley X-Men: Days of Future Past, Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION The Bigger PictureMonkey Love ExperimentsMy DadBRITISH SHORT FILM Boogaloo and GrahamEmotional Fusebox The Karman Line Slap Three BrothersEE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public) Gugu Mbatha-Raw Jack O’Connell Margot Robbie Miles Teller Shailene Woodley