The BAFTA Awards nominations have just been announced and they seem like an excessively safe set of nominations, though I'm pleased to see Carol and Bridge of Spies tied for the most number of nominations with 9 each. I haven't seen a lot of the films nominated, but I'm sad that Legend didn't get more of a look in with BAFTA, and likewise The Lady in the Van, bar Maggie Smith's deserved nomination as Best Actress.
I think I'm rooting for Carol in the big categories, though I'm surprised to see that Rooney Mara is nominated as Best Supporting Actress, rather than Best Actress. Surely that film was as evenly a two-hander as possible in a film with a single-character title? I'm rooting for Mad Max: Fury Road for pretty much all the technical awards (except for maybe The Revenant for Sound), and I'm disappointed to see BAFTA didn't take a punt on nominating it in any of the big categories. If it's so technically brilliant - with 7 nominations - surely it deserves recognition further up the list too? Particularly for George Miller.
As I say, there are many films nominated that I haven't seen, so I suppose I can't fully comment on the competition just yet but, overall, it seems to be a relatively unsurprising list. I'm rooting for Aberystwyth-lad Taron Egerton in the Rising Star category, of course, though I would not be at all upset to see John Boyega take it, nor even Bel Powley (you can vote HERE)!
The full list of BAFTA nominations is available HERE. The awards are due to take place on Sunday, 14th February (how romantic!).