The usual suspects have turned up in the categories of Best Film, Director, Original and Adapted Screenplay, but the big surprise comes in the form of Steve McQueen’s exclusion in the Best Film and Director categories for “Shame”, his stark and frank look at sex addiction.
One pleasant surprise however is the inclusion of Mia Wasikowska for her leading role in “Jane Eyre”, a performance that UpandComers have been championing.
Other surprise rising stars that have been included are Alexandra Roach (“The Iron Lady”), Jonah Hill (“Moneyball”), Eddie Redmayne (“My Week With Marilyn”) and Bryce Dallas Howard (“The Help”), alongside those we have come to expect – Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain and Shailene Woodley.
Final nominations will be announced on Tuesday 17 January, along with hopefully the BAFTA Rising Star shortlist, and all winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday 12 February.
Click below for BAFTA’s announcement and explanation for how voting works amongst members, as well as the full longlist of acting nominations. Click here for the entire PDF longlist.