Producer/director/actor/writer/singer-songwriter Bradley Cooper has made BAFTA history.
On Wednesday, he received a record five nominations, for A Star Is Born, in the Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Music categories, a feat that the British film academy says hadn’t happened in its 72-year history. The film also picked up two additional nominations, for Best Sound and Lady Gaga (who along with Cooper is nominated for Best Original Music), in the Best Actress category.
The prior individual record was four BAFTA nominations, received by George Clooney in 2005 for his two films Good Night, and Good Luck and Syriana.
The Favourite was the favorite with the most nominations, with 12. Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma and A Star Is Born each received seven nominations.
The BAFTAs could be a precursor of likely Oscar nominations when those are announced January 22nd. Here are the BAFTA nominees in the main film and acting categories. (Click on the highlighted film titles for The Reelness reviews of each.)