Magazine article Screen International

Baftas 2018: Fox Tops Distributor Nominations with 22

Magazine article Screen International

Baftas 2018: Fox Tops Distributor Nominations with 22

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Altitude scores company record haul.

Twentieth Century Fox tops this year’s list of distributors nominated for Bafta film awards - the third time it has done so in four years - with a hefty haul of 22.

The company’s nominations are spread across three of its titles: The Shape Of Water with 12 including best film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with nine including best film, and a solitary nod for War For The Planet Of The Apes in the special visual effects category.

It’s a significant uptick for the outfit after it pulled in only two nominations last year, one each for Hidden Figures and Julieta. The total of 22 isn’t quite a company record - in 2016, Fox scored 24 nods for The Revenant, Bridge Of Spies, He Named Me Malala, and The Martian.

Universal is in second place with 19 nominations, including nine for Darkest Hour, which attracted nods for best film, outstanding British film, and leading actor. Its remaining noms were spread across Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread and Victoria & Abdul.

Third was Sony, which scored 15 noms including a strong haul of eight for Blade Runner 2049 including best director for Denis Villeneuve, four for Call Me By Your Name including best film, two for Baby Driver, and a single nod for Christopher Plummer’s supporting turn in All The Money In The World, despite the actor replacing Kevin Spacey in the film only five weeks before its scheduled release.

Warner Bros returned eight nominations, all for Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk. …

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