The sci-fi film ‘Arrival’ directed by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve will be a huge contender at the BAFTA awards this year.
The critically acclaimed feature film has earned a place among the five finalists for Best Picture of the Year. For his part, Villeneuve has been nominated for best director.
Actress Amy Adams, who takes on the role of linguist Louise Banks, has been nominated for best actress.
In addition to these prestigious nominations, ‘The Arrival’ also caught the attention of the jury for its screenplay written by Eric Heisserer, music composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson, director of photography provided by Bradford Young, editing by Joe Walker, sound effects developed by Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Sylvain Bellemare and special effects created by Louis Morin.
‘The Arrival’ will have a tough time winning as it’s is in direct competition with this years cinematic heavyweight ‘La La Land’ which is in seven of the nine categories, including best film, best director and best actress.
The Damien Chazelle musical broke a record at the Golden Globes Sunday night, winning all the awards in the seven categories in which it was nominated.
At the BAFTA’s, ‘La La Land’ will have the chance to win a total of 11 awards.
Last year, Villeneuve had earned three BAFTA nominations with the film ‘Sicario’, but failed to win a single prize.
The Awards will be presented on February 12th.