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 Director, there were some notable snubs but overall the category is filed with names we can expect discussed at the Oscars. Steve McQueen and David O. Russell are names we’re considering locks for Best Director at the Oscars while Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuaron and Paul Greengrass are on the bubble.
Missing from this list is Alexander Payne and Woody Allen, two names being discussed for the Oscars but absent from the BAFTAs. Both Nebraska and Blue Jasmine ended up with BAFTA nominations in other categories but their directors remain snubs.
This is a precursor to how difficult it will be to pick five directors for Best Director at the Oscars.
12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell
The Wolf of Wall Street