The 2016 Bafta Challenge!

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The Challenge:

It’s awards season! (whether you like it or not) And this year, A World of Film is hosting ‘The Bafta Challenge’. I’d really love for everyone reading this post right now to take part; it will be fun, and I’d love to get to know some of my readers a little more.

Every year, I see countless amounts of challenges hosted by film blogs in relation to The Oscars. The readers of these blogs can submit a list of their Oscar predictions in order to compete with others for the most correct predictions. While these are always fun (I’ve taken part in many) I can never follow The Oscars live because of my location in Britain. And so, much of the potential enjoyment for me in following each nomination and tallying up my points while the event is happening goes to waste.

This year, I want to create a challenge for the people in my situation, I want to create a celebration of the Baftas and the talent they reflect, and I want you to join me! Yes, you sitting right there!

The Rules:

It’s simple. In order to take part, please choose two nominations in each category. Your first pick will be a ‘Core Nomination’ and should be marked ‘1’. Your second pick will be a ‘Backup Nomination’ and should be marked ‘2’. If your 1st pick wins in any given category, you will receive 5 points. If your 2nd pick wins in any given category, you will receive 2 points.

For example, Best original screenplay. Say you pick Bridge of Spies as your Core Nomination, and Ex Machina as your Backup nomination. If Bridge of Spies wins the category, you’ll get 5 points. If Ex Machina wins the category, you’ll get 2 points. If The Hateful Eight wins the category, you’ll get 0 points.

To enter, please send all your picks from the full list of nominations below by 13th February 2016. All nominations must be sent to me via email at aworldoffilm@outlook.com.

The Winner:

The challenge is mainly just for fun. However, I may be able to offer the winner of the challenge a plug for them or their website at aworldoffilm.com. You will also be presented as the winner from a full list of players after the event.

The Nominations:

Best film
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Revenant
Spotlight

Outstanding British film
45 Years
Amy
Brooklyn
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
The Lobster

Outstanding debut by British writer, director or producer
Alex Garland (director, Ex Machina)
Debbie Tucker Green (writer/director, Second Coming)
Naji Abu Nowar (writer/director, Theeb), Rupert Lloyd (producer, Theeb)
Sean McAllister (director/producer, A Syrian Love Story), Elhum Shakerifar (producer, A Syrian Love Story)
Stephen Fingleton (writer/director, The Survivalist)

Best film not in the English language
The Assassin
Force Majeure
Theeb
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Best documentary
Amy
Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
Listen to Me Marlon
Sherpa

Best animated film
Inside Out
Minions
Shaun the Sheep the Movie

Best director
Adam McKay, The Big Short
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
Todd Haynes, Carol
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Best original screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
Spotlight

Best adapted screenplay
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
Room
Steve Jobs

Best actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best actress
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Brie Larson, Room
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best supporting actor
Benicio del Toro, Sicario
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best supporting actress
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Julie Walters, Brooklyn
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara, Carol

Best original music
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best cinematography
Bridge of Spies
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Best editing
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best production design
Bridge of Spies
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best costume design
Brooklyn
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best make-up and hair
Brooklyn
Carol
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best sound
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best special visual effects
Ant-Man
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best British short animation
Edmond
Manoman
Prologue

Best British short film
Elephant
Mining Poems or Odes
Operator
Over
Samuel-613

EE Rising Star (voted for by the public)
Bel Powley
Brie Larson
Dakota Johnson
John Boyega
Taron Egerton

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One Comment Add yours

  1. beetleypete says:

    Should do well, Darrell. For my part, I have hardly seen any new films, so no point in participating. I will look forward to reading the post though.
    Cheers, Pete.

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