Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt on Baftas nominations list

British stars Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt have been nominated for best acting awards at the Baftas.

Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 8:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 12:07 pm
Emily Blunt Picture: PA Photo/Lionsgate.

Garfield is in the running for Hacksaw Ridge, while Blunt has a nod for The Girl On The Train.

Blunt will go head-to-head against Meryl Streep for the film Florence Foster Jenkins, Amy Adams (Arrival), Emma Stone (La La Land), and Natalie Portman (Jackie).

Garfield will compete against Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals), Ryan Gosling (La La Land) and Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic).

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Emily Blunt Picture: PA Photo/Lionsgate.

I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s gritty drama about the British welfare system, will compete with glittery Hollywood musical La La Land for best film, alongside American coming-of-age story Moonlight, sci-fi movie Arrival and melancholy drama Manchester By The Sea.

Skyfall star Naomie Harris has scored a nomination for best supporting actress for her role as a crack addict in Moonlight, alongside I, Daniel Blake’s Hayley Squires, Manchester By The Sea’s Michelle Williams, Lion star Nicole Kidman and Viola Davis for Fences.

La La Land, which won a record seven awards at the Golden Globes, is nominated in 11 categories, including best film.

Arrival and Nocturnal Animals both receive nine nominations and Manchester by the Sea has six.

Emily Blunt Picture: PA Photo/Lionsgate.

I, Daniel Blake, the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as Hacksaw Ridge and Lion receive five nominations each.

Hugh Grant could land a supporting actor award for his role as a devoted husband in Florence Foster Jenkins.

He faces competition from British stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Dev Patel (Lion), as well as American actors Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight).