BAFTA 2019 Film Awards: picks and pans

By Ray Bennett

LONDON – Lots of good films and performances this year but some disappointing omissions among the BAFTA Film Awards nominations … good luck to all, especially ‘Roma’ (above) and ‘Cold War’.

Best Film:

Will win: Roma

Should win: Roma

Should have been there: Cold War and First Man

Best British Film:

Will win: The Favourite

Should win: Beast

Should have been there: Colette (right, Keira Knightley, Dominic West)

Best Foreign Language Film:

Will win: Roma

Should win: Roma (just as happy if: Cold War)

Best Director:

Should win: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Should win: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma (Just as happy if: Paweł Pawlikowski)

Should have been there: Damien Chazelle, First Man

Best Actor:

Will win: Christian Bale, Vice

Should win: Christian Bale, Vice

Should have been there: Tomasz Kot, Cold War; Ryan Gosling, First Man

Best Actress:

Will win: Olivia Colman

Should win: Olivia Colman

Should have been there: Yalitza Aparicio, Roma; Joanna Kulig, Cold War (right with Tomasz Kott); Keira Knightley, Colette; Jessie Buckley, Beast

Best Supporting Actor:

Will win: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Should win: Richard E. Grant

Should have been there: Steve Carell, Vice; Johnny Flynn, Beast; Dominic West, Colette

Best Supporting Actress:

Will win: Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Should win: Rachel Weisz (just as happy if: Amy Adams, Vice, right with Christian Bale)

Should have been there: Marina de Tavira, Roma 

Original Music:

Will win: Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

Should win: Terence Blanchard, BlackKklansman

Should have been there: Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place; 

Original Screenplay:

Will win: The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

Should win: Cold War, Janusz Głowacki, Paweł Pawlikowski

Should have been there: Beast, Michael Pearce (right, Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn)

Adapted Screenplay:

Will win: Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty

Should win: First Man, Josh Singer

Should have been there: Leave No Trace, Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

Best Cinematography:

Will win: Roma, Alfonso Cuaron

Should win: Roma (just as happy if: Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski

Should have been there: Bad Times at the El Royale, Seamus McGarvey

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