Rami Malek up for back-to-back best actor at BAFTA awards

Wed, 2019-01-09 14:40

DUBAI: Egyptian-American Rami Malek, who scooped the Golden
Globes trophy for best actor, is in the running to earn another top
acting prize at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards or just

BAFTA, which is the British counterpart of the Oscars, announced
the list of nominees on Wednesday, listing Malek along with other
award-winning actors including Christian Bale, who also won best
actor award in the Golden Globes for comedy “Vice.”

Other nominees in the best actor category are Bradley Cooper (A
Star Is Born), Steve Coogan (Stan & Online) and Viggo Mortensen
(Green Book).

The Arab star portrayed Queen front man Freddie Mercury in the
biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which earned a total of seven
nominations in the BAFTA including best British film.

British period dramedy “The Favourite“ dominated the
nominations with 12 nods.

Meanwhile, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s feature film
Capernaum was also nominated for best foreign film, together with
award-winning Mexican film Roma, which beat the Lebanese movie in
the Golden Globes.

Other nominees in the foreign language category are Cold War
(Poland), Dogman (Italy) and Shoplifters (Japan).

Labaki, the only female director among the nominated foreign
films, delivered a BAFTA-hosted lecture on screenwriting late last
year with other international filmmakers, including Oscar-winning
Alfonso Cuaron.

Also spelt “Capharnaüm,” the Lebanese drama is about a
12-year-old and his difficult life in Lebanon, which leads to him
to sue his parents.

Winners will be announced at the ceremony on February 10, two
weeks before the much-awaited 91st Academy Awards.

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Rami Malek up for back-to-back best actor at BAFTA awards