Monday Movie Report: BAFTA, PGA And DGA Award Nominations Announced

“La La Land” continued its award season conquest last week, earning the most nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts after collecting numerous Golden Globes.
While the music is in the lead for nominations, other familiar films from this award season were also well represented in the BAFTA nominations, such as “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea.”

Below is the full list of nominees:

Best Film

  • Arrival
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight


  • Arrival – Denis Villeneuve
  • I, Daniel Blake – Ken Loach
  • La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  • Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  • Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford

Original Screenplay

  • Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
  • I, Daniel Blake – Paul Laverty
  • La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  • Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  • Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Adapted Screenplay

  • Arrival – Eric Heisserer
  • Hacksaw Ridge – Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight
  • Hidden Figures – Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroeder
  • Lion – Luke Davies
  • Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford

Leading Actor

  • Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
  • Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Nocturnal Animals
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Leading Actress

  • Amy Adams – Arrival
  • Emily Blunt – The Girl on the Train
  • Emma Stone – La La Land
  • Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Natalie Portman – Jackie

Supporting Actor

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals
  • Dev Patel – Lion
  • Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
  • Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Supporting Actress

  • Hayley Squires – I, Daniel Blake
  • Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  • Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman – Lion
  • Viola Davis – Fences

Film Not in the English Language

  • Dheepan
  • Julieta
  • Mustang
  • Son of Saul
  • Toni Erdmann


  • 13th
  • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
  • The Eagle Huntress
  • Notes on Blindness
  • Weiner

Animated Film

  • Finding Dory
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • Zootopia

Original Music

  • Arrival
  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Nocturnal Animals


  • Arrival
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Nocturnal Animals


  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Nocturnal Animals

Production Design

  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Nocturnal Animals

Costume Design

  • Allied – Joanna Johnston
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Colleen Atwood
  • Florence Foster Jenkins – Consolata Boyle
  • Jackie – Madeline Fontaine
  • La La Land – Mary Zophres

Makeup and Hair

  • Doctor Strange
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land

Special Visual Effects

  • Arrival
  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • The Jungle Book
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Outstanding British Film

  • American Honey
  • Denial
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • Notes on Blindness
  • Under the Shadow

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

  • The Girl With All the Gifts
  • The Hard Stop
  • Notes on Blindness
  • The Pass
  • Under the Shadow

British Short Animation

  • The Alan Dimension
  • A Love Story
  • Tough

British Short Film

  • Consumed
  • Home
  • Mouth of Hell
  • The Party
  • Standby

EE Rising Star Award

  • Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Laia Costa
  • Lucas Hedges
  • Ruth Negga
  • Tom Holland

The Producers Guild of America also nominated “La La Land” and other dramas, while also giving credit to other pictures such as “Deadpool” and “Hell or High Water”
Here’s their list:

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • Arrival – Producers: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Aaron Ryder, David Linde
  • Deadpool – Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner
  • Fences – Producers: Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, Todd Black
  • Hacksaw Ridge – Producers: Bill Mechanic, David Permut
  • Hell or High Water – Producers: Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn
  • Hidden Figures – Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi
  • La La Land – Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt
  • Lion – Producers: Emile Sherman & Iain Canning, Angie Fielder
  • Manchester By the Sea – Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin Walsh
  • Moonlight – Producers: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • Finding Dory – Producer: Lindsey Collins
  • Kubo and the Two Strings – Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight
  • Moana – Producer: Osnat Shurer
  • The Secret Life of Pets – Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
  • Zootopia – Producer: Clark Spencer

Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • Dancer – Producer: Gabrielle Tana
  • The Eagle Huntress – Producers: Stacey Reiss, Otto Bell
  • Life, Animated – Producers: Julie Goldman, Roger Ross Williams
  • O.J.: Made in America – Producers: Ezra Edelman, Caroline Waterlow
  • Tower – Producers: Keith Maitland, Susan Thomson, Megan Gilbride

Finally, the Directors Guild of America put out their nominations, including potential winners for director and first time director:

Director Nominees*

  • Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” (Lionsgate)
  • Garth Davis, “Lion” (The Weinstein Company)
  • Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” (A24)
  • Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
  • Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival” (Paramount Pictures)

Nominees for the first-time director award are:

  • Garth Davis, “Lion” (The Weinstein Company)
  • Kelly Fremon Craig, “The Edge of Seventeen” (STX Entertainment)
  • Tim Miller, “Deadpool” (Twentieth Century Fox)
  • Nate Parker, “The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Dan Trachtenberg, “10 Cloverfield Lane” (Paramount Pictures)

In terms of scheduling, the PGA Awards will take place first on Jan. 28, then the DGA Awards Feb. 4 aned the BAFTA Awards Feb. 12.


Outside of award season, “La La Land” has also had surging success at the box office, finishing just behind another film with plenty of nominations, “Hidden Figures.”

The top five at the box office this weekend was:
1. Hidden Figures – $20,450,000
2. La La Land – $14,500,000
3. Sing – $13,810,970
4. Star Wars: Rogue One – $13,759,000
5. The Bye Bye man – $13,378,000

Coming up this weekend, meanwhile, is the action sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and the horror/thriller Split.

For the small screen, home video releases this week are:

  • The Girl on the Train, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 43%, ATMR Rating: 2 out of 5
  • Ouija 2: Origin of Evil, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82%
  • Keeping up with the Joneses, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 19%