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Awards season is getting into full swing as the BAFTA awards nominations have been announced! With just a couple of weeks to go before the ceremony, we thought it would be an opportune time to look at the nominations and list our predictions.

Even with Gravity leading the pack with 11 nominations, with 8 of our predictions, we believe Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave will be the big winner on the night, followed by Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity with 4 predicted wins. The technical awards (sounds, special effects) are sure to be won by Gravity but 12 Years a Slave has the advantage of a number of nominated acting performances and an award typical narrative. Yet, individual predictions have proven difficult this year; it is a fantastic selection of films, even if there are some questionable emissions. Spike Jonze not getting a best original screenplay nomination for the fabulous Her stands out and the lack of love for the Coen Brothers Inside Llewyn Davis is very surprising. But of what has been nominated, nothing too surprising, or unwelcoming, has turned up in any of the categories. The most glaring element in the nominations has been the lacking quality and quantity in the animation department this year.

The BAFTA award ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, 16 February. Scroll down for the full list of nominations and our predicted winners.

Best Picture:

12 Years A Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Gravity

Philomena

Our Prediction: 12 Years a Slave

Who should win?: 12 Years a Slave or Gravity (difficult to choose)

Best British Film:

Gravity

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Philomena

Rush

Saving Mr Banks

The Selfish Giant

Our prediction: Gravity

Who should win?: Gravity

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

David O’Russell, American Hustle

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Our prediction: Steve McQueen

Who should win?: Alfonso Cuaron or Steve McQueen (again, too difficult to choose)

Best Actor:

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Leondardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

Our prediction: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Who should win?: Tom Hanks

Best Actress:

Amy Adams, American Hustle

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Judi Dench, Philomena

Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks

Our prediction: Cate Blanchett

Who should win?: Sandra Bullock

Best Supporting Actor:

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle

Daniel Bruhl, Rush

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Our prediction: Barkhad Abdi

Who should win?: Barkhad Abdi

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’0, 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

Oprah Winfrey, The Butler

Our prediction: Lupita Nyong’o

Who should win?: Lupita Nyong’o

Best Original Screenplay:

American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen

Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron

Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Nebraska, Bob Nelson

Our prediction: The Coen Brothers

Who should win?: The Coen Brothers

Best Adapted Screenplay:

12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

Behind the Candelabra, Richard LaGravenese

Captain Phillips, Billy Ray

Philomena, Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

Our prediction: 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

Who should win?: 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

Film Not in the English Language:

The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen

Blue is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval

The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima

Metro Manila, Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier

Wadjda, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Pau

Our prediction: The Great Beauty

Who should win?: The Act of Killing

Best Documentary:

The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer

The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney

Blackfish, Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Tim’s Vermerr, Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler

We Steal Secret’s: The Story of Wikileaks, Alex Gibney

Our prediction: The Act of Killing

Who should win?: The Act of Killing

Best Animation:

Despicable Me 2, Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin

Frozen, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Monsters University, Dan Scanlon

Our prediction: Frozen

Who should win?: Frozen

Best Cinematography:

12 Years a Slave, Sean Bobbitt

Captain Phillips, Barry Ackroyd

Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki

Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel

Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael

Our prediction: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki

Who should win?: Captain Phillips, Barry Ackroyd

Best Editing:

12 Years a Slave, Joe Walker

Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse

Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger

Rush, Dan Hanley, Mike Hill

The Wolf of Wall Street, Thelma Schoonmaker

Our prediction: 12 Years a Slave

Who should win?: The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Production Design:

12 Years a Slave, Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker

American Hustle, Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler

Behind the Candelabra, Howard Cummings

Gravity, Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard

The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

Our prediction: 12 Years a Slave

Who should win?: 12 Years a Slave

Best Costume Design:

American Hustle, Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell

Behind the Candelabra, Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin

The Great Gatsby, Michael O’Connor

The Invisible Woman, Michael O’Connor

Saving Mr Banks, Daniel Orlandi

Our prediction: American Hustle

Who should win?: American Hustle

Best make up and hair:

American Hustle, Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell

Behind the Candelabra, Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin

The Butler, Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal

The Great Gatsby, Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater

Our prediction: American Hustle

Who should win?: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Sound:

All is Lost, Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur

Captain Phillips, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney

Gravity, Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro

Inside Llewyn Davis, Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff

Rush, Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse

Our prediction: Gravity

Who should win?: Gravity

Best Original Music:

12 Years a Slave, Hans Zimmer

The Book Thief, John Williams

Captain Phillips, Henry Jackman

Gravity, Stephen Price

Saving Mr Banks, Thomas Newman

Our prediction: 12 Years a Slave

Who should win?: Gravity

Best special visual effects:

Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds

Iron Man 3, Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick

Pacific Rim, Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner

Star Trek Into Darkness, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett

Our prediction: Gravity

Who should win?: Gravity

The EE Rising Star award:

Dane DeHaan

George MacKay

Lupita Nyong’o

Will Poulter

Léa Seydoux

Our prediction: Lupita Nyong’o

Who should win: Dane DeHaan

Academy Fellowship Award: Dame Helen Mirren

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