BAFTA fight: Cooper v Malek round 2
Bradley Cooper will again face off with Rami Malek as the two compete for the leading actor gong at the British Academy Film Awards.
The nominations for the BAFTAs, which will be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall on February 10, have just been released.
Cooper was widely tipped to win the Golden Globe for his role in A Star Is Born but lost out to Bohemian Rhapsody star Malek.
The pair are up against Christian Bale, who is nominated for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice.
Steve Coogan has been nominated for his role as Stan Laurel in Stan and Ollie while Viggo Mortensen has recognised for his work in Green Book.
Lady Gaga and Glenn Close are up for the coveted leading actress award, alongside Melissa McCarthy, Olivia Colman, and Viola Davis.
British star Colman’s film The Faouite leads the race with 12 nominations.
It’s some way ahead of its nearest Bafta rivals Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, First Man and Roma, which have seven nominations each.
Colman won a Golden Globe for playing Queen Anne in the period comedy-drama.
Joanna Lumley, who received mixed reviews when she replaced Stephen Fry as host in 2018, will be back this year.
Key Bafta nominations
A Star Is Born
Outstanding British film
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here
Glenn Close – The Wife
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Viola Davis – Widows
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Christian Bale – Vice
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan – Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Richard E Grant
Sam Rockwell – Vice
Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
Amy Adams – Vice
Claire Foy – First Man
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite