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British stars await Bafta film award nominations

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Sam Mendes gives his directions on the set of 1917
After a good night for British stars at the Golden Globes on Sunday, attention now turns to Tuesday's Bafta film award nominations in London.Sam Mendes, who won best director at the Globes, will be hoping his war film 1917 is among the Bafta contenders.Welsh star Taron Egerton is also likely to feature for his portrayal of Sir Elton John in Rocketman.And Cynthia Erivo could be recognised for her role in Harriet, a biopic about Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery.At the Globes, Erivo missed out to Rene Zellweger, who won best actress in a drama film for her title role in Judy, based on the life of Judy Garland.
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The Bafta nominations will be announced from 07:35 GMT on Tuesday. But the nominees for one category, the Rising Star Award, which is voted for by the public, were announced on Monday.Awkwafina - who won a Golden Globe on Sunday for her role in The Farewell - was nominated alongside Fighting with my Family's Jack Lowden, Booksmart's Kaitlyn Dever, Waves actor Kelvin Harrison Jr and Blue Story star Michael Ward.Ward has said his nomination was a vindication of the film following controversies around its screenings.The gang drama was temporarily withdrawn from Vue cinemas after seven police officers were injured in a disturbance at Star City in Birmingham in November, where there were reports of youths with machetes.
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It was later reinstated. Ward told the PA news agency: "You have to watch it to feel the impact. The headlines or whatever is one thing, but that doesn't sum up the film."Bafta winners and nominees in most categories are voted for by 6,500 Bafta members, who are industry professionals and creatives around the world.The Bafta Awards ceremony will take place on 2 February at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Graham Norton.
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