BAFTAs: ‘Gravity’ will win six, ’12 Years a Slave’ five

At Sunday’s BAFTA Awards, we are predicting that “Gravity” will win six of its leading 11 nominations: Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Cinematography, Editing, Score, Sound and Visual Effects.

Our collective opinion is drawn from the four sets of predictions at Gold Derby: ExpertsEditorsTop 24 Users predicting last year’s winners and All Users.

And we expect “12 Years a Slave” to prevail in five of its 10 bids: Picture, Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Adapted Screenplay. 

However, we are predicting that “American Hustle” will come out on top in just one of its 10 races — Original Screenplay.

The telefilm “Behind the Candelabra,” which was distributed theatrically in the UK, is expected to take one of its five bids — Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Likewise, “Philomena” is predicted to prevail with one of its four: Best British Film.  

And “The Great Gatsby” will go two for three, winning both Costume and Production Design. 

Among those expected to be shut out are: “Captain Phillips” (nine nominations); “Saving Mr. Banks” (five nominations); and four-time contenders “Rush” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” 

Below, a breakdown by picture of the winners in all 20 races. (Be sure to check out the breakdown of winners by category here.)

 Gravity
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Score
Best Sound
Best Visual Effects

12 Years a Slave
Best Picture
Best Actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor, Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyong’o
Best Adapted Screenplay

The Great Gatsby
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design

American Hustle
Best Original Screenplay

“Blue is the Warmest Color”
Best Foreign Film 

Blue Jasmine
Best Actress, Cate Blanchett

Frozen
Best Animated Feature

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3 thoughts on “BAFTAs: ‘Gravity’ will win six, ’12 Years a Slave’ five

  1. I’m going out on a limb and predicting Barkhad Abdi for supporting actor. Fassbender was my favorite performance, but he hasn’t really had anything going for him all award season. Abdi JUST won the London Critics prize. I have a hard time believing “12 Years” will take home 3 of the 4 acting awards and I know DiCaprio may take it from Ejiofor, but I’m going to take a more risky route with my predictions. Go big or go home!

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