Good morning! David here, up bright (so to speak) and early (definitely) to bring you this year's nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. These are the last set of nominations before AMPAS weighs in next week, so these are the last hints you might get for any surprises and any big wave of British support that might be coming.
Your headlines: Gravity leads the pack, with 12 Years A Slave and a surprisingly strong American Hustle - scoring four acting nominations - just behind, while Dallas Buyers' Club misses out everywhere, and June Squibb is omitted for Sally Hawkins. Nat will be weighing in later today with what it all means for the Oscars, but please get discussing in the comments with your own thoughts. And if you'd like to save yourself some reading, watch Helen McCrory and Luke Evans reveal eleven of the categories:
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Nice to see The Selfish Giant squeeze in here - a throwback to the halcyon days when this category was won by films like Fish Tank and wasn't quite so... expensive.
These categories have completely different criteria to AMPAS' stricter selection, but you could still be spying pockets of support.
MAKE-UP AND HAIR
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
BRITISH SHORT FILM
THE EE RISING STAR AWARD