'Mandela: 'Long Walk to Freedom', directed by Salford-born Justin Chadwick has been nominated for a BAFTA.
The film which is based on Nelson Mandela's biography, is nominated in the Outstanding British Film category. Other nominees in the category include Gravity, Philomena, Rush, The Selfish Giant and Saving Mr Banks.
A Salford-born director will see his film about Nelson Mandela open in cinemas today.
Justin Chadwick says he owes much of his success to the Manchester Youth Theatre.
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is based on the former South African President's autobiography.
Mandela died in December aged 95 as the film was being premiered in London.