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  • Actors Sophie Turner, right, and Dominic Cooper speak with each other before they pose for photographers after announcing the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2017 at a photo call at BAFTA headquarters in central London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
January 10, 2017 10:49 AM

"La La Land" leads race for British Academy Film Awards

JILL LAWLESS | Associated Press

List of nominees for 2017 British Academy Film Awards

Nominations in the main categories for the British Academy Film Awards, announced Tuesday:

Best film: "La La Land"; "Arrival"; "I, Daniel Blake"; "Moonlight"; "Manchester by the Sea"

Outstanding British film: "American Honey"; "Denial"; "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"; "I, Daniel Blake"; "Notes on Blindness"

Leading actress: Amy Adams, "Arrival"; Emily Blunt, "The Girl on the Train"; Emma Stone, "La La Land"; Meryl Streep, "Florence Foster Jenkins"; Natalie Portman, "Jackie"

Leading actor: Andrew Garfield, "Hacksaw Ridge"; Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"; Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nocturnal Animals"; Ryan Gosling, "La La Land"; Viggo Mortensen, "Captain Fantastic"

Supporting actress: Hayley Squires, "I, Daniel Blake"; Michelle Williams, "Manchester by the Sea"; Naomie Harris, "Moonlight"; Nicole Kidman, "Lion"; Viola Davis, "Fences"

Supporting actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, "Nocturnal Animals"; Dev Patel, "Lion"; Hugh Grant, "Florence Foster Jenkins"; Jeff Bridges, "Hell or High Water"; Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight"

Director: Denis Villeneuve, "Arrival"; Ken Loach, "I, Daniel Blake"; Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"; Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea"; Tom Ford, "Nocturnal Animals"

Film not in the English language: "Dheepan"; "Julieta"; "Mustang"; "Son of Saul"; "Toni Erdmann"

Documentary: "13th"; "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week"; "The Eagle Huntress"; "Notes on Blindness"; "Weiner"

Animated film: "Finding Dory"; "Kubo and the Two Strings"; "Moana"; "Zootropolis"

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer: Mike Carley and Camille Gatin, "The Girl With All the Gifts"; George Amponsah and Dionne Walker, "The Hard Stop"; Peter Middleton, James Spinney and Jo-Jo Ellison, "Notes on Blindness"; John Donnelly and Ben A. Williams, "The Pass"; Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh, "Under the Shadow"

Original screenplay: "Hell or High Water"; "I, Daniel Blake"; "La La Land"; "Manchester by the Sea": "Moonlight"

Adapted screenplay: "Arrival"; "Hacksaw Ridge"; "Hidden Figures"; "Lion"; "Nocturnal Animals"

Editing: "Arrival"; "Hacksaw Ridge"; "La La Land"; "Manchester by the Sea"; "Nocturnal Animals"

Production design: "Doctor Strange"; "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"; "Hail, Caesar!"; "La La Land"; "Nocturnal Animals"

Costume design: "Allied"; "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"; "Florence Foster Jenkins"; "Jackie"; "La La Land."

Makeup and Hair: "Doctor Strange"; "Florence Foster Jenkins"; "Hacksaw Ridge"; "Nocturnal Animals"; "Rogue One"

Sound: "Arrival"; "Deepwater Horizon": "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"; "Hacksaw Ridge"; "La La Land"

Special visual effects: "Arrival"; "Doctor Strange"; "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"; "The Jungle Book"; "Rogue One"

Rising Star: Anna Taylor-Joy; Laia Costa; Lucas Hedges; Ruth Negga; Tom Holland

LONDON – The perky, pastel-hued jazz musical "La La Land" quick-stepped into an awards-season lead Tuesday, gaining 11 nominations for the British Academy Film Awards , the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.

The sweet-tempered Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone romance is up for best picture, director, actor and actress at the British awards, which are considered a strong indicator of likely success at Hollywood's prize-giving next month.

The nominations add to the musical's momentum after it won seven prizes at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

Philosophical sci-fi yarn "Arrival" and psychological thriller "Nocturnal Animals" have nine nominations each for the U.K prizes, known as BAFTAs. The contenders were announced at the British academy's London headquarters by actors Dominic Cooper and Sophie Turner.

Best-picture nominees are "La La Land"; "Arrival"; welfare-state drama "I, Daniel Blake"; Miami coming-of-age story "Moonlight"; and soul-baring domestic drama "Manchester by the Sea."

Best-actor nominees are Andrew Garfield for "Hacksaw Ridge"; Casey Affleck for "Manchester by the Sea"; Jake Gyllenhaal for "Nocturnal Animals"; Gosling for "La La Land"; and Viggo Mortensen for "Captain Fantastic."

Best-actress contenders are Amy Adams for "Arrival"; Emily Blunt for "The Girl on the Train"; Stone for "La La Land"; Meryl Streep for "Florence Foster Jenkins"; and Natalie Portman for "Jackie."

Among supporting actor and actress nominees are Jeff Bridges for "Hell or High Water"; Viola Davis for "Fences"; and Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel for "Lion."

London-born Patel said it was an honor to be recognized in his home city. "My family is literally freaking out right now," he said.

Also up for best supporting actor is Hugh Grant, for his performance as minor actor St. Clair Bayfield, partner of Streep's tone-deaf opera singer, in "Florence Foster Jenkins."

"This is so kind of BAFTA, and I feel very pleased both for myself and for St. Clair Bayfield, neither of us having been exactly awards-season habitues," Grant said.

Best-director nominations went to Denis Villeneuve for "Arrival"; Ken Loach for "I, Daniel Blake"; Damien Chazelle for "La La land"; Kenneth Lonergan for "Manchester by the Sea"; and Tom Ford for "Nocturnal Animals."

Winners of the British trophies will be announced at London's Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 12, two weeks before the Oscars.

The BAFTAs differ from their U.S. counterpart in having a separate category for best British film. Nominees are "I, Daniel Blake"; raucous road trip "American Honey"; courtroom drama "Denial"; wizarding adventure "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"; documentary "Notes on Blindness"; and Iran-set horror film "Under the Shadow."