Yesterday BAFTA released the longlist of films that are going forward to round 2 of voting for this years awards! I have to admit a couple of surprises I reckon but always really interesting that they release this information.
BEST FILM 15 films go through to the Round Two of voting, and five will be nominated. This is the only category voted for by all film voting members in all voting rounds. 244 films were submitted for consideration.
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
News of the World
One Night In Miami…
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The White Tiger
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM 20 films will go through to Round Two of voting. The top five films from the opt-in chapter vote in Round One automatically receive a nomination. The next ranking 15 films will be considered by a jury, who will vote for five nominations. 10 films will be nominated in this category. In Round Three, the general voting membership will select the winner in this category. 74 films were submitted for consideration, all of which passed the BFI Diversity Standards.
Humbert Humbert is a British professor who is in the US to teach, he rents a room in Charlotte’s house but only when he sees her 14-year-old daughter who he is attracted to and goes on to marry her mother to stay close.
*Warning this review contains a difficult subject matter and possible spoilers*
Ben has been raising his six children in the forest with a very different approach of a physical and intellectual education. All of that is about to be tested when they must step away from the forest they call home and enter the real world.
Gordon Gekko (Douglas) is now out of prison and trying to rebuild his life, his empire and relationship with his daughter Winnie (Mulligan). Using her stock broker boyfriend Jake Moore (LeBeouf) to do all of this.
Michael Sheen appeared on the Graham Norton show a week or so ago now. I must first say that I love Graham Norton and have been a fan of his for such a long time now, he asks questions that other talk show hosts could not get away with and getting them to do random things. Any way Michael Sheen was a guest and even done an impression of graham. They talked about his recent appearance in New Moon as Aro and the impact that this could have on his career, this lead me to think about Michael Sheen . . .