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Ayo Edebiri, Fantasia Barrino, Vivian Oparah, Other Black Actors Make 2024 BAFTA Nominations List

Ayo Edebiri, Fantasia Barrino, Vivian Oparah, Other Black Actors Make 2024 BAFTA Nominations List

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This year, the award ceremony will be held on February 18, 2024, at the Royal Festival Hall, London. 

By Hope Ibiale

Fantasia Barrino, Ayo Edebiri, Vivian Oparah, Colman Domingo, Sophie Wilde, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Danielle Brooks have been nominated for the 77th edition of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction, and Savannah Leaf’s Earth Mama, are also nominated for the awards. This year, the award ceremony will be held on February 18, 2024, at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

Edebiri and Wilde bagged nominations in the EE Rising Star category, while Leaf got a nomination in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer. Barrino and Oparah are both nominated in the Best Leading Actress category. Domingo slugs it out in the Best Leading Actor category, while Brooks and Randolph take a spot in the Best Supporting Actress category. Jefferson’s American Fiction was nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. 

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Vivian Oparah, Danielle Brooks, and Colman Domingo

Other nominated actors include Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Cillian Murphy, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, America Ferrera, and many others. 

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Yorgos Lantimos’ Poor Things, Martins Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Jonathan Glazier’s Zone of Interest, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn lead the nominations list. 

In a press release, Jane Millichip, the CEO of BAFTA stated, “The 38 films nominated by BAFTA voters today span an extraordinary range of genres and stories. The field this year is incredibly strong. More films were entered, making the selection process particularly tough for our voting members. The films and talented people nominated represent some of the most talked about films of the year, the most critically acclaimed, and films yet to be released and discovered by audiences.” 

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See Also

The BAFTA Film Awards will be hosted by David Tennant. Viewers can watch the ceremony on BBC One, iPlayer, and Britbox in North America.

The British Academy Film Awards, commonly referred to as the BAFTA Film Awards, is an annual award ceremony created to recognise the best British and international contributions to film. 

See the full nominations list here

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