After a slew of changes to the voting process, the Bafta nominations are more diverse than ever. Here‘s everything we know about the show, the changes to the Bafta system and everyone nominated for an award.
Following some strong criticism in recent years for a lack of diversity, Bafta finally tweaked its voting process for the annual film awards this year and it has paid off. For the first time ever, four women – Chloé Zhao, Shannon Murphy, Jasmila Žbanić and Sarah Gavron – have been nominated in the Best Director category (the shortlist for which has been expanded from five to six). The acting categories, too, are more diverse than ever, after nominating all-white actors across the board last year. Among the leading contenders are the late Chadwick Boseman, Riz Ahmed, Tahar Rahim and Alfre Woodard.
For the first time ever, the final nominees for the some of the awards have been decided by a jury and it seems to have had a real impact. Here’s everything you need to know about the British Academy Film Awards.
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