British Academy Film Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 11 Nods
The "British Oscars" has released its nominees on the heels of the Golden Globes
By STEPHEN IERVOLINO
January 10, 2017, 6:31 PM
• 2 min read
-- Fresh off its sweep at the Golden Globes, Damien Chazelle’s musical "La La Land" was nominated for 11 BAFTA awards -- often referred to as the "British Oscars."
Next to "La La Land," Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama "Arrival" and Tom Ford's thriller "Nocturnal Animals" -- which both happen to star actress nominee Amy Adams -- tied for nine awards from the British Academy of Film Television Arts.
Manchester by the Sea, which earned Casey Affleck a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama on Sunday, earned six nominations from the organization.
Mel Gibson's acclaimed war drama "Hacksaw Ridge," "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "I, Daniel Blake," and the Nicole Kidman film "Lion" all tied for five noms, while the Golden Globe winner for Best Drama, "Moonlight," earning four nods.