La La Land heads Bafta nominations with 11 nods

Jazz musical La La Land is leading the race for the British Academy Film Awards with 11 nominations.

The film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone - who both received best actor nods - won a record seven awards at the Golden Globes on Sunday evening and was widely expected to feature prominently.

Ken Loach's gritty drama I, Daniel Blake impressively secured five nominations overall and will compete with La La Land for best film, alongside sci-fi movie Arrival, American coming-of-age story Moonlight and drama Manchester By The Sea.

Arrival and Nocturnal Animals both received nine nominations overall, with Manchester By The Sea scooping six.

Skyfall actress Naomie Harris secured a best supporting actress nomination for her role in Moonlight, alongside Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake), Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea), Nicole Kidman (Lion) and Viola Davis (Fences).

The contenders were unveiled during a ceremony at Bafta headquarters in central London on Tuesday morning.

Andrew Garfield landed a best actor nod, and will compete against Golden Globe winners Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Jake Gyllenhall (Nocturnal Animals) and Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic).

Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel has received praise for his role in Lion, and was nominated for best supporting actor, where he will compete against Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins).

Elsewhere, Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga was shortlisted for the EE Rising Star Award for her role in Loving, about an inter-racial marriage in Virginia in the 1950s.

The Baftas is the biggest awards show outside the US and attracts Hollywood A-listers as well as home-grown talent.

The star-studded award ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12.

The nominations included:

  • Best film


I, Daniel

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea


  • Outstanding British Film

American Honey


Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

I, Daniel Blake

Notes on Blindness

Under The Shadow

  • Director

Arrival, Denis Villeneuve

I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach

La La Land Damien Chazelle

Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan

Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford

  • Actor

Andrew Garfield Hacksaw Ridge

Casey Affleck Manchester by the Sea

Jake Gyllenhall Nocturnal Animals

Ryan Gosling La La Land

Viggo Mortensen Captain Fantastic

  • Leading Actress

Amy Adams Arrival

Emily Blunt Girl On A Train

Emma Stone La La Land

Meryl Streep Florence Foster Jenkins

Natalie Portman Jackie

  • Supporting Actor

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Nocturnal Animals

Dev Patel Lion

Hugh Grant Florence Foster Jenkins

Jeff Bridges Hell or High Water

Mahershala Ali Moonlight

  • Supporting Actress

Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake

Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Viola Davis, Fences