BAFTA Nominations Find Brits Torn Between Their Love of Wes Anderson and Stephen Hawking

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Terribly sorry, terribly sorry, but if it's not too much bother, the BAFTA nominations are here. The big news is that the Brits love Wes Anderson's particular brand of deadpan whimsy, as The Grand Budapest Hotel scored 11 nods, the most of any film. Following immediately behind was The Theory of Everything, the result of Stephen Hawking's lifelong experiment to create the perfect BAFTA film, which earned ten. Just like at the Producer's Guild Awards, Unbroken and Selma were snubbed; in a very British twist, their spots were filled (at least in spirit) by Paddington, which earned two nominations. The full list of nominees is below:

BEST FILM
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything 

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
'71
The Imitation Game
Paddington
Pride
The Theory of Everything
Under the Skin

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR, OR PRODUCER
Elaine Constantine, Northern Soul
Gregory Burke and Yann Demange, '71
Hong Khaou, Lilting
Paul Katis and Andrew de Lotbinière, Jajaki: The True Story
Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone, Pride

BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Ida
Leviathan
The Lunchbox
Trash
Two Days, One Night

BEST DOCUMENTARY
20 Feet From Stardom
20,000 Days on Earth
Citizenfour
Finding Vivian Maier
Virunga

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The LEGO Movie 

BEST DIRECTOR
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
James Marsh, The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Jason Hall, American Sniper
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Paul King, Paddington
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything

BEST LEADING ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST LEADING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Edward Norton, Birdman
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Emma Stone, Birdman
Imelda Staunton, Pride
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Rene Russo, Nightcrawler

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything
Mica Levi, Under the Skin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
Hoyte van Hoytema, Interstellar
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner

BEST EDITING
Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione, Birdman
Barney Pilling, The Grand Budapest Hotel
William Goldenberg, The Imitation Game
John Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Jinx Godfrey, The Theory of Everything
Tom Cross, Whiplash

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Big Eyes
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything 

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

BEST SOUND
American Sniper
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash 

BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past

BEST BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
The Bigger Picture
Monkey Love Experiments
My Dad

BEST BRITISH SHORT FILM
Boogaloo and Graham
Emotional Fusebox
The Karmán Line
Slap
Three Brothers