The Favourite leads the race for British Academy Film Awards

London — Wickedly funny royal comedy-drama The Favourite lived up to its name on Wednesday, leading the race for the British Academy Film Awards.

Yorgos Lanthimos' film received 12 nominations for the UK equivalent of the Oscars, including best film, best director and best actress, for Olivia Colman. Colman won a Golden Globe on Sunday for her performance as Britain's 18th-century Queen Anne.

Colman's co-stars, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, received supporting-actress nominations as the two women competing for the monarch's patronage.

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Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, lunar drama First Man, autobiographical Mexican story Roma and musical melodrama A Star Is Born each received seven nominations for the prizes, considered an indicator of likely success at Hollywood's Academy Awards in what's shaping up to be an unpredictable awards season.

Best-picture nominees for the British awards, known as BAFTAs, are BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma and A Star is Born.

Nominees for best British film — a separate category — are Channel Islands thriller Beast, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, fashion documentary McQueen, Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan and Ollie and crime thriller You Were Never Really Here.

Best-actress nominees are Colman, Glenn Close for The Wife, Lady Gaga for A Star is Born, Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Viola Davis for Widows.

Best-actor contenders are Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born, Christian Bale for Vice, Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody, Steve Coogan for Stan and Ollie and Viggo Mortensen for Green Book.

The winners will be announced on 10 February at a ceremony in London hosted by Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley.

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Best film

BlacKkKlansman

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Outstanding British film

Beast

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

McQueen

Stan & Ollie

You Were Never Really Here

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Apostasy – Daniel Kokotajlo (writer/director)

Beast – Michael Pearce (writer/director), Lauren Dark (producer)

A Cambodian Spring – Chris Kelly (writer/director/producer), 

Pili – Leanne Welham (writer/director), Sophie Harman (producer)

Ray & Liz – Richard Billingham (writer/director), Jacqui Davies (producer)

Best film not in the English language

Capernaum

Cold War 

Dogman 

Roma 

Shoplifters

Best documentary

Free Solo

McQueen 

RBG

They Shall Not Grow Old 

Three Identical Strangers

Best animated film

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best director

BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee

Cold War – Pawel Pawlikowski

The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos

Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper

Best original screenplay

Cold War – Janusz Glowacki, Pawel Pawlikowski

The Favourite – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

Green Book – Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga

Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

Vice – Adam McKay

Best adapted screenplay

BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott

Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty

First Man – Josh Singer

If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins

A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth

Best actress

Glenn Close – The Wife

Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Viola Davis – Widows

Best actor

Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Christian Bale – Vice

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

Steve Coogan – Stan & Ollie

Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

Best supporting actress

Amy Adams – Vice

Claire Foy – First Man

Emma Stone – The Favourite

Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots

Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best supporting actor

Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman

Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell – Vice

Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

Best original music

BlacKkKlansman

If Beale Street Could Talk 

Isle of Dogs 

Mary Poppins Returns 

A Star Is Born

Best cinematography

Bohemian Rhapsody

Cold War 

The Favourite 

First Man 

Roma

Best editing

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

First Man

Roma 

Vice

Best production design

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Favourite

First Man 

Mary Poppins Returns

Roma

Best costume design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Queen of Scots

Best make up & hair

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Mary Queen of Scots 

Stan & Ollie

Vice

Best sound

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Mission: Impossible – Fallout 

A Quiet Place 

A Star Is Born

Best special visual effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

First Man

Ready Player One

Best British short animation

I’m OK

Marfa

Roughhouse

Best British short film

73 Cows

Bachelor, 38

The Blue Door

The Field 

Wale

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)

Barry Keoghan

Cynthia Erivo

Jessie Buckley

Lakeith Stanfield

Letitia Wright