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Bafta Awards 2018: Irish stars Saoirse Ronan and Daniel Day Lewis among nominees

Nominations for the 2018 Bafta Awards have been announced with Irish stars Saoirse Ronan and Daniel Day Lewis both receiving nods.

Saoirse is continuing her awards season success with a nomination in the best actress category for her role in Lady Bird.

The Co Carlow star has won huge acclaim for the film and recently claimed the  Golden Globe prize for best actress in Los Angeles.

She will face competition from Sally Hawkins for her turn in The Shape Of Water, as well as Annette Bening for Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Margot Robbie for I, Tonya.

Meanwhile, Daniel has been nominated in the best actor category for his role in Phantom Thread - his final acting turn as he announced his retirement this year.

Daniel, who became an Irish citizen in 1993 and lives in Co Wicklow, is nominated alongside Gary Oldman for his role in Darkest Hour.

Also nominated in the best actor category is Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out, Jamie Bell for Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, and Timothee Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name.

The Shape Of Water, a fantasy romance directed by Guillermo Del Toro, leads the nominations at the 2018 awards with 12 nods, including best film.

Other movies nominated for the top prize include Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Darkest Hour and Three Billboards are also in the running for outstanding British film alongside Paddington 2, The Death Of Stalin, God's Own Country and Lady Macbeth.

The ceremony will have a new host this year, when Joanna Lumley takes over from Stephen Fry.

The awards will be handed out at the Royal Albert Hall on February 18.

2018 Bafta Award nominations:

Best film

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape Of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding British film

  • Darkest Hour
  • The Death Of Stalin
  • God’s Own Country
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Paddington 2
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Director

  • Denis Villeneuve – Blade Runner 2049
  • Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name
  • Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
  • Guillermo del Toro – The Shape Of Water
  • Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Original Screenplay

  • Get Out
  • I, Tonya
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape Of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Death Of Stalin
  • Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
  • Molly’s Game
  • Paddington 2

Leading Actress

  • Annette Bening – Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
  • Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
  • Sally Hawkins – The Shape Of Water
  • Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Leading Actor

 

  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
  • Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  • Jamie Bell – Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
  • Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name
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Daniel Day-Lewis

Supporting Actress

  • Allison Janney – I, Tonya
  • Kristin Scott Thomas – Darkest Hour
  • Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
  • Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
  • Octavia Spencer – The Shape Of Water

Supporting Actor

  • Christopher Plummer – All The Money In The World
  • Hugh Grant – Paddington 2
  • Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

  • The Ghoul
  • I Am Not A Witch
  • Jawbone
  • Kingdom Of Us
  • Lady Macbeth

Film not in the English language

  • Elle
  • First They Killed My Father
  • The Handmaiden
  • Loveless
  • The Salesman

Documentary

  • City Of Ghosts
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Icarus
  • An Inconvenient Sequel
  • Jane

Animated Film

  • Coco Lee
  • Loving Vincent
  • My Life As A Courgette

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