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  • Joseph
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    The BAFTA Awards manage to be different to the other awards show by being the only ones that celebrate the talent of British filmmakers. The Best British Film category is always a hotly contested one, and often is interesting as smaller British films can beat hot Best Picture favourites, like when This is England beat Atonement and The Last King of Scotland beat The Queen. I’m going to rank the Top 25 British films in contention of the likelihood of them winning, and I’d like you to say which films I haven’t included that have a shot, and who you think the 6 nominees will be.
    1. Suffragette
    2. The Danish Girl
    3. Brooklyn
    4. 45 Years 
    5. Amy
    6. Mr. Holmes
    7. Far From the Madding Crowd
    8. Macbeth
    9. The Lady in the Van
    10. X+Y (A Brilliant Young Mind
    11. Shaun the Sheep Movie
    12. Legend
    13. The Falling
    14. Spectre
    15. London Road
    16. The Lobster
    17. The Woman in Gold
    18. Slow West 
    19. Cinderella 
    20. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 
    21. Bill
    22. A Little Chaos
    23. Spooks: The Greater Good 
    24. The Legend of Barney Thomson
    25. Life 
    Also possibly in contention: Carol (I don’t know if it is classed as a British film), Kingsman: The Secret Service (Qualified for last year’s BAFTAs), Ex_Machina (Qualified for last year’s BAFTAs), Testament of Youth (Qualified for last year’s BAFTAs). Please tell me if you have information on eligibility. 

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    AMG
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    Of those 25, I’d go with:

    Suffragette
    The Lady In The Van
    Spectre
    45 Years
    Amy
    The Danish Girl

    As the six to get nods at this stage.

    Yeah, I saw today that Carol is a co-production between the UK & US, so that may qualify? Gravity had questionable validity to the British title, but that won.

    Ex Machina and Kingsman as far as I’m aware are both up from re the upcoming awards, and not submitted for last year.

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    Noé
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    #195600

    Brooklyn
    Far from the Madding Crowd
    The Lobster
    Macbeth
    Spectre
    Suffragette

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    Joseph
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    By the way, these are the films released in the UK in 2015: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_films_of_2015
    Obviously some, like The Theory of Everything, aren’t in contention, but most of these are. The ones I listed at the top of the page are the ones with a genuine shot. However, I could be wrong, as I wouldn’t have ever thought that Paddington would get in last year.  

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    seabel
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    The Danish Girl, probably.

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    Sagand
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    The days of massive upsets are sadly gone. In 2012 when BAFTA moved from a three round system to a two round system this moved from a jury award to an award by an opt in chapter. The winners went from ‘This is England’, ‘Man on a Wire’ and ‘Fishtank’ to ‘Skyfall’, ‘Gravity’ and ‘Theory of Everything’. The Jury still puts in three of the nominations. 

    I’d guess the opt in chapter goes for ‘Spectre’, ‘Suffragette’ and ‘Brooklyn’ and the jury adds ‘Macbeth’, ‘Amy’ and ‘The Lobster’.

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    Alex
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    The Danish Girl, Brooklyn and Suffragette will definitely be nominated. I also think that Macbeth will be nominated, and the last two slots will probably be taken by The Lady in the Van or 45 Years.

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