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‘Gravity’ leads with 11 British Film Award nominations

LONDON, Jan. 8 (Entertainment Magazine) — Director Alfonso Cuaron’s space epic “Gravity” earned 11 nominations for British Academy Film Awards in London Wednesday.

“12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” are each nominated in 10 categories while “Captain Phillips” picked up nine nominations.

“Behind the Candelabra” and “Saving Mr. Banks” are each nominated five times, and “Philomena,” “Rush” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” have four nominations.

Up for Best Picture are “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity” and “Philomena.”

In the running for Best British Picture are “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Philomena,” “The Selfish Giant,” “Gravity” and “Rush.”

Nominated for Best Director are Paul Greengrass for “Captain Phillips,” David O. Russell for “American Hustle,” Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Steve_McQueen/” title=”Steve McQueen” class=”tpstyle”>Steve McQueen for “12 Years a Slave,” Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Martin_Scorsese/” title=”Martin Scorsese” class=”tpstyle”>Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity.”

The nominees for Best Actor are Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Leonardo_DiCaprio/” title=”Leonardo DiCaprio” class=”tpstyle”>Leonardo Dicaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Christian_Bale/” title=”Christian Bale” class=”tpstyle”>Christian Bale for “American Hustle,” Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years a Slave,” Bruce Dern for “Nebraska” and Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Tom_Hanks/” title=”Tom Hanks” class=”tpstyle”>Tom Hanks for “Captain Phillips.”

Shortlisted for Best Actress are Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Amy_Adams/” title=”Amy Adams” class=”tpstyle”>Amy Adams for “American Hustle,” Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Emma_Thompson/” title=”Emma Thompson” class=”tpstyle”>Emma Thompson for “Saving Mr. Banks,” Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Cate_Blanchett/” title=”Cate Blanchett” class=”tpstyle”>Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine,” Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Sandra_Bullock/” title=”Sandra Bullock” class=”tpstyle”>Sandra Bullock for “Gravity” and Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Judi_Dench/” title=”Judi Dench” class=”tpstyle”>Judi Dench for “Philomena.”

Vying for Best Supporting Actor are Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Matt_Damon/” title=”Matt Damon” class=”tpstyle”>Matt Damon for “Behind the Candelabra,” Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Bradley_Cooper/” title=”Bradley Cooper” class=”tpstyle”>Bradley Cooper for “American Hustle,” Barkhad Abdi for “Captain Phillips,” Daniel Bruhl for “Rush” and Michael Fassbender for “12 Years a Slave.”

Mentioned for Best Supporting Actress are Jennifer Lawrence for “American Hustle,” Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Julia_Roberts/” title=”Julia Roberts” class=”tpstyle”>Julia Roberts for “August: Osage County,” LEntertainment Magazineta Nyong’O for “12 Years a Slave,” Sally Hawkins for

“Blue Jasmine” and Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Oprah_Winfrey/” title=”Oprah Winfrey” class=”tpstyle”>Oprah Winfrey for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

The British Academy Film Awards ceremony is to take place on Feb. 16 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London. Entertainment Magazine.com/topic/Stephen_Fry/” title=”Stephen Fry” class=”tpstyle”>Stephen Fry is to serve as host of the event.

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