Gravity dominates BAFTAS

Sandra Bullock

Gravity leads the 2014 BAFTA line-up with 11 nominations.

Those in the running for the annual prizes were announced in London this morning by Luke Evans and Helen McCrory, who were joined by BAFTA’s chairman John Willis.

Hot on the heels of the release which is set in space are 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, both with ten nods.

All three are in the running for the prestigious best film prize along with Captain Phillips and Philomena.

The fight for best British film this year is between Gravity, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Philomena, Rush, Saving Mr. Banks and The Selfish Giant.

This year’s best actress category is full of talent with Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) battling for the prestigious prize.

The men’s version will go to either Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) or Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave).

American Hustle’s Bradley Cooper is up for a supporting actor gong for his portrayal of undercover CIA agent Richie DiMaso, who helps Amy and Christian’s con artists characters in the movie.

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