The 2014 BAFTA Awards announced their official nominations for this year and there were some solid choices across the board. Not everyone that was nominated will please all the critics, but overall this years list of nominations looks to be as good as it could be given the competition.
In the category of Best Actor, we’re getting our first good glimpse at what the Oscars might look like here. It’s the deepest field in years but only five names can be penciled in as finalists. The only bubble name on the list seems to be Tom Hanks, who has lost momentum at the Oscars but carries a name that voters won’t want to leave out.
Snubs include Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club as well as Robert Redford for All Is Lost. But assuming the Academy voters still love Hanks, this looks pretty close to what we will see announced next week for the Oscar nominations.
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