Peter Jackson doco lands BAFTA nomination

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Thursday, 10 January 2019, 8:50AM

Sir Peter Jackson has scored a nomination at the 2019 British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards for his World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old.

The film, made from restored archival footage from Britain's Imperial War Museum and the BBC, is up for the BAFTA documentary award.

The BAFTAs take place in London on February 10.

The prestigious British awards will also see Bradley Cooper face off with Rami Malek as the two compete for the leading actor gong at the British Academy Film Awards.

Cooper was widely tipped to win the Golden Globe for his role in A Star Is Born but lost out to Bohemian Rhapsody star Malek.

The pair are also up against Christian Bale, who is nominated for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice. Steve Coogan has also been nominated for his role as Stan Laurel in Stan and Ollie while Viggo Mortensen has recognised for his work in Green Book.

Lady Gaga and Glenn Close are up for the coveted leading actress award, alongside Melissa McCarthy, Olivia Colman, and Viola Davis.

British star Colman's film The Faouite leads the race with 12 nominations. It's some way ahead of its nearest Bafta rivals Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, First Man and Roma, which have seven nominations each.

Colman won a Golden Globe for playing Queen Anne in the period comedy-drama.

Joanna Lumley, who received mixed reviews when she replaced Stephen Fry as host in 2018, will be back this year.

KEY BAFTA NOMINATIONS

Best film BlacKkKlansman The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born

Outstanding British film Beast Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite McQueen Stan & Ollie You Were Never Really Here

Leading actress Glenn Close - The Wife Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me? Olivia Colman - The Favourite Viola Davis - Widows

Leading actor Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born Christian Bale - Vice Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody Steve Coogan - Stan & Ollie Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Supporting actor Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman Mahershala Ali - Green Book Richard E Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me Sam Rockwell - Vice Timothee Chalamet - Beautiful Boy

Supporting actress Amy Adams - Vice Claire Foy - First Man Emma Stone - The Favourite Margot Robbie - Mary Queen of Scots Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Documentary Free Solo - Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin McQueen - Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui RBG - Julie Cohen, Betsy West They Shall Not Grow Old - Peter Jackson Three Identical Strangers - Tim Wardle, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Becky Read