As one of the most prestigious awards in cinema the BAFTAs do create a huge amount of excitement. I am delighted to share (though not surprised of course because we already know she’s brilliant) that Felicity has been nominated for the Leading Actress award! She is nominated alongside the also fabulous Rosamund Pike and the very experienced Reese Witherspoon.
I am sure you will join me in wishing her all the luck at this year’s BAFTAs!
Reese Witherspoon (Wild) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) have received nominations, along with Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), and will go against each other in the fight to win this year’s Leading Actress gong.
The other two actresses in the running are Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Amy Adams (Big Eyes).
Speaking shortly after learning the news of her BAFTA nod, British actress Felicity told the Press Association from Los Angeles: ‘It’s midnight here. We’re just about to go to bed, but we’ve all been emailing each other and exclaiming with excitement.
‘I’m looking forward to celebrating with a glass of champagne and Skyping my family.’
Eddie Redmayne has also received a nod for Leading Actor for his role in the critically acclaimed biographical movie about Stephen Hawking’s life, The Theory of Everything.
The popular film has done well in the early stages of awards season, getting nominated across the board for various awards ceremonies, and it has received nine BAFTA nods in total: as well as Leading Actor, it’s up for Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Director for James Marsh.
AMY ADAMS Big Eyes
FELICITY JONES The Theory of Everything
JULIANNE MOORE Still Alice
REESE WITHERSPOON Wild
ROSAMUND PIKE Gone Girl