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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Just Got a Load of BAFTA Nominations

The celebrated film is well on its way to potential Oscar success.

Today marked the official announcement of the BAFTA nominations, as well as officially unveiling Joanna Lumley as the host of the event.

Guillermo del Toro’s aquatic sci-fi romance The Shape of Water leads the list with the most nominations at 12, shortly followed by Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing with nine.

Meanwhile, the coming-of-age drama Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino, gets five nominations. The film follows a 17-year-old as he falls in love with his father’s American assistant.

The film stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, who has been nominated for both the Best Actor and Rising Star awards. Call Me By Your Name is adapted from the novel of the same name by André Aciman.

The BAFTA nominations the film has received are:

  • Best Film
  • Best Actor, ​Timothée Chalamet
  • Best Director, Luca Guadagnino
  • Best Adapted Screenplay, James Ivory
  • Rising Star, Timothée Chalamet

Another LGBTQ+ film to receive a nomination is God’s Own Country, with actor Josh O’Connor also being nominated in the Rising Star category.

The 71st British Academy Film Awards will be held on 18 February 2018 and screened on BBC One.

Click here for the full list of the BAFTA nominations.

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