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Nadine Labaki's 'Capernaum' nominated for a Bafta

The film is in contention for best film not in the English language

Nadine Labaki's Capernaum has been nominated for a Bafta. AFP
Nadine Labaki's Capernaum has been nominated for a Bafta. AFP

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Baftas) revealed its 2019 list of nominees and it includes Lebanese director Nadine Labaki. She continues to make history, as her film Capernaum has been nominated for an award yet again. Labaki has the distinction of being the first Arab female filmmaker to have her film in contention.

The film was also nominated for the Golden Globes' Best Picture — Foreign Language category but lost to Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma. It is also shortlisted for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Capernaum is Labaki's third film and tells the story of children in the slums of Beirut, using a cast of non-actors. The main storyline follows a 12-year-old boy who decides to sue his abusive parents, who he's already fled from, for the "crime" of giving him life.

Other films nominated in the same category include Cuaron's Roma, Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War, Matteo Garrone's Dogman and Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters.

Other nominees

Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite leads with 12 nominations, the only film nominated for both the Best Film and Outstanding British Film categories.

Rami Malek, who took home the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, is nominated again for Leading Actor, in a category that includes Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Steve Coogan and Viggo Mortensen.

Lady Gaga is also nominated for Leading Actress alongside Glenn Close, Melissa McCarthy, Olivia Colman and Viola Davis.

The Best Director category is once again dominated by male nominees Spike Lee, Pawlikowski, Cuaron, Lanthimos and Cooper.

Here's a full list of the nominees:

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

Leading actor

  • Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born
  • Christian Bale — Vice
  • Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Steve Coogan — Stan & Ollie
  • Viggo Mortensen — Green Book

Leading 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

Supporting actor

  • Adam Driver — BlackkKlansman
  • Mahershala Ali — Green Book
  • Richard E Grant — Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell — Vice
  • Timothee Chalamet — Beautiful Boy

Supporting actress

  • Amy Adams — Vice
  • Claire Foy — First Man
  • Emma Stone — The Favourite
  • Margot Robbie — Mary Queen of Scots
  • Rachel Weisz — The Favourite

Director

  • Spike Lee — BlacKkKlansman
  • Paweł Pawlikowski — Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos — The Favourite
  • Alfonso Cuarón — Roma
  • Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

  • Jessie Buckley
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Barry Keoghan
  • Lakeith Stanfield
  • Letitia Wright

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)

Film not in the English language

  • Capernaum
  • Cold War
  • Dogman
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters

Documentary

  • Free Solo
  • McQueen
  • RBG
  • They Shall Not Grow Old
  • Three Identical Strangers

Animated film

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Original screenplay

  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • Vice

Adapted screenplay

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • First Man
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star Is Born

Original music

  • BlackkKlansman
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • A Star Is Born

Cinematography

  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Roma

Costume design

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots

Editing

  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Roma
  • Vice

Production design

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

Make-up and hair

  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Stan & Ollie
  • Vice

Sound

  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • Mission: Impossible — Fallout
  • A Quiet Place
  • A Star Is Born

Special visual effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One

British short film

  • 73 Cows
  • Bachelor
  • The Blue Door
  • The Field
  • Wale

British short animation

  • I'm OK
  • Marfa
  • Roughhouse

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

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