BAFTA Awards: Ryan Gosling Lands First-Ever Nomination

Chazelle is nominated for best director and original screenplay, while Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are nominated in the leading actor and actress categories for their roles as artists who dream of love and success but end up having to choose between them.

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".

Awards season kicks into high gear today with the announcement of the film nominees for the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.

The perky, pastel-hued jazz musical "La La Land" leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), the United Kingdom equivalent of the Oscars. Amy Adams is nominated for her leading role. Other films in contention include Nocturnal Animals, which is directed by fashion designer Tom Ford, as is the sci-fi film Arrival. While there's been criticism of American Honey's single nomination, I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach's gritty Newcastle-based drama has picked up five nominations.

The US actress made headlines at the Golden Globes on Sunday with a speech in which she criticised US President-elect Donald Trump. Manchester by the Sea, which earned Casey Affleck a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama on.

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

The nominations were announced by Dominic Cooper and Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner at Bafta's central London HQ. The latter netted five nominations in all, including a bid for Best British Film.

A public vote will decide whether Laia Costa, Lucas Hedges, Tom Holland, Ruth Negga or Anya Taylor-Joy receive the award.

  • Kyle Peterson