It’s been a good year for LGBT cinema! Philomena, Blue is the Warmest Colour and Behind the Candelabra have all scored nods at this year’s British Academy Film & Television Awards.
Despite Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity coming out on top with 11 nominations in total, last year’s gay interest films have held their own.
Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra has come out with two nominations despite having not received a theatrical release. A well earned Best Supporting Actor nomination went to Matt Damon, while screenwriter Richard LaGravenese scored a Best Screenplay nod.
Despite being the winner of the Palme D’Or, Cannes Film Festival’s highest honour, lesbian drama Blue is the Warmest Colour only appeared once on the nominations list. The critically acclaimed French language film is nominated for Film Not in the English Language, but failed to gain recognition in any other categories.
Four nominations went to Philomena, the story of a Irish mother’s search for her gay son. It appears alongside blockbusters, Gravity and Captain Phillips in the Best Film category. It also is nominated for Outstanding British Film, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Leading Actress.
One of our favourite gays Stephen Fry will host the ceremony on February 16 at London’s Royal Opera.
Check out the full list of BAFTA nominees.
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