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BAFTA Live Stream: British Academy Film Awards Nominations

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 8, 2014 at 2:32AM

The BAFTA nominations are here. The Brits have long had an impact on the Academy Awards--there's an overlap of several hundred members.
Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones in 'The Invisible Woman'
Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones in 'The Invisible Woman'

John Williams receives an Original Music nomination for "The Book Thief."

"Iron Man 3," "Pacific Rim" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" join "Gravity" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" in the Special Visual Effects category.

"The Act of Killing" receives two nominations for Film Not in the English Language and Documentary. Also nominated in the Documentary category are two films by Alex Gibney, "The Armstrong Lie" and "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks," as well as "Blackfish" and "Tim’s Vermeer." 

Writer/Director Paul Wright and Producer Polly Stokes are nominated for Outstanding Debut for "For Those in Peril," joined by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson (Writers) for "Good Vibrations," Kieran Evans (Writer/Director) for "Kelly + Victor," Scott Graham (Writer/Director) for "Shell" and Kelly Marcel (Writer) for "Saving Mr. Banks."

"Blue is the Warmest Colour," "The Great Beauty," UK entry "Metro Manila" and "Wadjda" are nominated alongside "The Act of Killing" to complete for Film Not in the English Language.

The Animated Film nominees are "Despicable Me 2," "Frozen" and "Monsters University."

The British Short Animation nominations are "Everything I Can See From Here," "I Am Tom Moody" and "Sleeping With the Fishes" and the British Short Film nominations are "Island Queen," "Keeping Up With the Joneses," "Orbit Ever After," "Room 8" and "Sea View."

The British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday February 16 2014 and will be held for the eighth year running at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.  Hosted by Stephen Fry, and sponsored by EE, the Awards will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD that evening, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three.

You can stream the BAFTA nominations announcement below.  

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.