BAFTAs 2019: all of the incredible women nominated

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The nominations for this year’s BAFTAs are in…

For many of us, the annual BAFTA awards are the highlight of our TV calendar. Never mind the statement-making outfits gracing the red carpet, seeing more and more brilliant women take to the stage to scoop big is nothing short of inspiring.

This year’s BAFTAs looks set to be no different. From Viola Davis to Lady Gaga, a line-up of extremely talented women are being recognised as the academy announced its nominations for this year’s awards.

And if the Golden Globes are anything to go by then references to the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative will surely be visible.

Take a look below to find out everything you need to know before February. 

All of the women nominated: 

Best film:

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor

Outstanding British film: 


Michael Pearce, Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana MacKinnon

The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

You Were Never Really Here 

Lynne Ramsay, Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, James Wilson

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer 


Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer)

Ray & Liz

Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)


Free Solo

 Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin


Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Three Identical Strangers

Tim Wardle, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Becky Read

Original screenplay

The Favourite

Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

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Leading actress

Glenn Close, The Wife

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Viola Davis, Widows

Supporting actress

Amy Adams, Vice 

Claire Foy, First Man

Emma Stone, The Favourite

Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite 

Who’s hosting this year’s awards?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Joanna Lumley, winner of the BAFTA Fellowship Award poses in the Winner's room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Just like last year, Joanna Lumley will be hosting the event – once again taking over from 12-time presenter Stephen Fry.

Additionally, Cirque de Soleil will also make a return appearance with another award-winning acrobatics performance. 

Where and when are the awards taking place?

For the third year in a row, the awards will be held in Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 10 February.

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Where to watch the awards live?

BBC One will broadcast the live ceremony. 

Images: Warner Bros / Getty     


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Susan Devaney

Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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