UPDATE, WRITETHRU: A trio of films that debuted at the Venice Film Festival leads the pack of nominees for the 70th BAFTA Film Awards which were announced in London this morning. The British Academy swooned for the Damien Chazelle-directed La La Land which opened the Lido festival and has been twirling through awards season ever since — on Sunday it took a record seven Golden Globe wins. It has 11 BAFTA mentions, including Best Film, Best Director, Leading Actor and Leading Actress. Lionsgate’s contemporary ode to old Hollywood played the London Film Festival in October, but doesn’t open in the UK until Friday — today’s nods should be a boon to the distrib’s box office this weekend. Lionsgate scored a record 18 nominations across four titles. (See full list of nominees below.)

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Paramount Pictures

Denis Villeneuve’s lyrical sci-fi title Arrival follows La La with nine noms, also including Best Picture, Director and Actress for Amy Adams. The highly-praised pic has been in the awards conversation since descending on Venice and has also had a super solid run, crossing $150M worldwide in early January.

Arrival was the subject of a splashy Cannes deal in 2014 when Paramount plunked down $20M for U.S. and Canada rights. EOne is releasing in the UK. Similarly, Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, which also turned up in nine BAFTA races (and also stars Adams), was picked up by Focus in another $20M Cannes deal the following year. Nocturnal won the Grand Jury Prize in Venice and on Sunday, Aaron Taylor-Johnson surprised with a Globe win for Supporting Actor. He’s nominated today along with Leading Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Ford in Director and Adapted Screenplay, among others. Colin Firth won the Leading Actor BAFTA for Ford’s 2009 debut, A Single Man.

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Focus

Nocturnal is not in the Best Picture race, however. Rounding out that category are Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea; Ken Loach’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake; and Barry Jenkins’ Globe winner Moonlight, all independent films. Manchester has six overall nominations; Moonlight has four.

Loach’s I, Daniel Blake — also nominated in the Outstanding British Film category — has five nods. It has been 50 years since Loach’s first BAFTA nomination in 1967. Also with five are Warner Bros’ return to the Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them; The Weinstein Co’s Lion and Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.

Gibson, however, is conspicuously absent from the directing category with his major and lauded return behind the camera. Also notably absent is Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating passion project Silence, which was shut out. Denzel Washington’s Fences scored just one mention, for presumed Oscar-frontrunner Viola Davis. But double Oscar-winner Washington, who has never been nominated for a BAFTA — although he won an Excellence in Film prize from BAFTA LA’s Britannia Awards — is a no-show here. (One note re Isabelle Huppert not being in the Leading Actress category: Elle was not eligible this year for BAFTA, which also explains why it is not amongst the Foreign Language nominees.)

Manchester By The Sea, which is released by Amazon/Roadside in the U.S. and Studiocanal in the UK, sees Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams earn nods for Leading Actor and Supporting Actress respectively while Lonergan is nominated for both Director and Original Screenplay. The film has grossed $33.8M in the U.S. since its November 18 release and is set for a January 13 release in the UK.

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Sundance Selects

In addition to Best Film and Outstanding British Film, Loach’s I, Daniel Blake has nods for Best Director, Original Screenplay and Supporting Actress for Hayley Squires. EOne releases Daniel Blake in the UK, which centers on an elderly carpenter faced with challenging Britain’s broken bureaucracy, and the film has been a hit on its home turf and in France, where it has taken $3.8M and $6.4M respectively.

Hell Or High Water, released in the UK by Studiocanal, received three nominations including Supporting Actor for Jeff Bridges, Original Screenplay and Cinematography.

The highest-grossing film in Britain in 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was made in the UK, has two mentions.

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Bleecker Street

Some other films which got love this morning include Captain Fantastic, which earned a Leading Actor nomination for Viggo Mortensen; Pathé’s Florence Foster Jenkins, which earned Donald Trump fave Meryl Streep a nod for Leading Actress (her 15th nomination) as well as Hugh Grant for Supporting Actor and a Make Up and Hair nom; and The Girl On The Train, which earned a Leading Actress nomination for its star Emily Blunt.

BAFTA Chief Exec Amanda Berry this morning told Deadline she is “thrilled by the nominations. Mainly because there is such a wide range of nominated films and a diverse range of subject matter… which signals a strong year.”

In the acting races are previous nominees for the EE BAFTA Rising Star Award including Andrew Garfield, Blunt and Taylor-Johnson. “These are people we recognized earlier in their careers, so to see them nominated now is terrific,” says Berry.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts made some rule tweaks over the summer, including expanding the Animated Film category. It has traditionally been limited to three films, but the option is now there to increase that to five if the level of entries is sufficient. This year, four films made the cut: Finding Dory, Kubo And The Two Strings, Moana and Zootopia (or Zootropolis as it’s known in the UK).

The BAFTAs take place on February 12 at the Royal Albert Hall in London and will be hosted by Stephen Fry.

The nominees are:

BEST FILM
ARRIVAL Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder
I, DANIEL BLAKE Rebecca O’Brien
LA LA LAND Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward,
Kevin J. Walsh
MOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
AMERICAN HONEY Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Pouya Shahbazian, Jay Van Hoy
DENIAL Mick Jackson, Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, David Hare
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM David Yates, J.K. Rowling, David Heyman, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram
I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison
UNDER THE SHADOW Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
The Girl With All the Gifts: MIKE CAREY (Writer), CAMILLE GATIN (Producer)
The Hard Stop: GEORGE AMPONSAH (Writer/Director/Producer), DIONNE WALKER (Writer/Producer)
Notes on Blindness: PETER MIDDLETON (Writer/Director/Producer), JAMES SPINNEY (Writer/Director), JO-JO ELLISON (Producer)
The Pass: JOHN DONNELLY (Writer), BEN A. WILLIAMS (Director)
Under the Shadow: BABAK ANVARI (Writer/Director), EMILY LEO, OLIVER ROSKILL, LUCAN TOH (Producers)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
DHEEPAN Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux
JULIETA Pedro Almodóvar
MUSTANG Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Charles Gillibert
SON OF SAUL László Nemes, Gábor Sipos
TONI ERDMANN Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski

DOCUMENTARY
13th Ava DuVernay
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK- THE TOURING YEARS Ron Howard
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS Otto Bell, Stacey Reiss
NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney
WEINER Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg

ANIMATED FILM
FINDING DORY Andrew Stanton
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Travis Knight
MOANA Ron Clements, John Musker
ZOOTROPOLIS Byron Howard, Rich Moore

DIRECTOR
ARRIVAL Denis Villeneuve
I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach
LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Tom Ford

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
HELL OR HIGH WATER Taylor Sheridan
I, DANIEL BLAKE Paul Laverty
LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan
MOONLIGHT Barry Jenkins

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
ARRIVAL Eric Heisserer
HACKSAW RIDGE Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight
HIDDEN FIGURES Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroeder
LION Luke Davies
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Tom Ford

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

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

SUPPORTING ACTOR
AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON Nocturnal Animals
DEV PATEL Lion
HUGH GRANT Florence Foster Jenkins
JEFF BRIDGES Hell or High Water
MAHERSHALA ALI Moonlight

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
HAYLEY SQUIRES I, Daniel Blake
MICHELLE WILLIAMS Manchester by the Sea
NAOMIE HARRIS Moonlight
NICOLE KIDMAN Lion
VIOLA DAVIS Fences

ORIGINAL MUSIC
ARRIVAL Jóhann Jóhannsson
JACKIE Mica Levi
LA LA LAND Justin Hurwitz
LION Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Abel Korzeniowski

CINEMATOGRAPHY
ARRIVAL Bradford Young
HELL OR HIGH WATER Giles Nuttgens
LA LA LAND Linus Sandgren
LION Greig Fraser
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Seamus McGarvey

EDITING
ARRIVAL Joe Walker
HACKSAW RIDGE John Gilbert
LA LA LAND Tom Cross
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Jennifer Lame
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Joan Sobel

PRODUCTION DESIGN
DOCTOR STRANGE John Bush, Charles Wood
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock
HAIL, CAESAR! Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
LA LA LAND Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Shane Valentino, Meg Everist

COSTUME DESIGN
ALLIED Joanna Johnston
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Colleen Atwood
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Consolata Boyle
JACKIE Madeline Fontaine
LA LA LAND Mary Zophres

MAKE UP & HAIR
DOCTOR STRANGE Jeremy Woodhead
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips
HACKSAW RIDGE Shane Thomas
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Donald Mowat, Yolanda Toussieng
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Nominees tbc

SOUND
ARRIVAL Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Sylvain Bellemare
DEEPWATER HORIZON Mike Prestwood Smith, Dror Mohar, Wylie Stateman, David Wyman
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Niv Adiri, Glenn Freemantle, Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Ian Tapp
HACKSAW RIDGE Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright
LA LA LAND Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Ai-Ling Lee, Steve A. Morrow, Andy Nelson

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
ARRIVAL Louis Morin
DOCTOR STRANGE Richard Bluff, Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, Christian Manz, David Watkins
THE JUNGLE BOOK Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Neil Corbould, Hal Hickel, Mohen Leo, John Knoll, Nigel Sumner

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
THE ALAN DIMENSION Jac Clinch, Jonathan Harbottle, Millie Marsh
A LOVE STORY Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King
TOUGH Jennifer Zheng

BRITISH SHORT FILM
CONSUMED Richard John Seymour
HOME Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy, Scott O’Donnell
MOUTH OF HELL Bart Gavigan, Samir Mehanovic, Ailie Smith, Michael Wilson
THE PARTY Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming, Andrea Harkin, Conor MacNeill
STANDBY Charlotte Regan, Jack Hannon

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by public)
TOM HOLLAND
RUTH NEGGA
LUCAS HEDGES
LAIA COSTA
ANYA TAYLOR-JOY