Alfonso Cuarón’s critically lauded Gravity (pictured) starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, has garnered an impressive 11 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nominations, leading a crowded pack that includes films such as 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle - both of which followed close behind with 10 nominations each.
Noteworthy categories for which the film is nominated include Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay, Leading Actress, and Best British Film. Among the Mexicans included in the nominations list are Jonás Cuarón, Alfonso's son and the film's co-writer, as well as Cuarón's close friend and collaborator, Emmanuel Lubezki, who served as Director of Photography.
As both director and producer, Cuarón has received previous BAFTA nominations for three films, including his break-out 2001 coming-of-age tale Y Tu Mamá También. Gravity has already generated considerable awards season buzz, picking up four Golden Globe nominations as well as a DGA award nomination for Cuarón.
The BAFTA awards ceremony will be held of February 16 in London, England.