Dune leads the British Academy Film Awards nominations with 11

The nominations for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) are a surprise, with some of the hottest actors in the awards seasonAndrew Garfield, Denzel Washington, Olivia Colman, Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst and others didn’t make the list.Sci-fi blockbuster Dune led the pack with 11 nominations.Dog Power is close behind with eight nominations.Judging by the nominations, the British Academy Film Awards have named “The Last Story of Love”, “The Happening”, “The Worst People in the World” and “The Healthy Girl” as the best film of the year.And these films, intentionally or not, have been overlooked during the American awards season.In the best British film category, James Bond no Time to Die looms large.Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Driving My Car” was also nominated for best director, best adapted screenplay and best Non-English Language film.It is worth mentioning that the total number of female nominations reached 70, the highest in the past five years.The BAFtas are scheduled to be handed out on March 13.

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