THE film ‘Ammonite’, partially filmed in Lyme Regis and based on the town’s famous fossil hunter Mary Anning, has been nominated for a BAFTA award.
Having initially been long-listed in nine categories last month, the short-list released yesterday (Tuesday) revealed that ‘Ammonite’ is in with a chance of winning an award for the Best Costume Design.
‘Ammonite’, directed by Francis Lee, will face competition from ‘The Dig’, ‘Emma’, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and ‘Mank’.
The film was initially also long-listed for Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Make-up & Hair, Original Score and Production Design.
Kate Winslet, who played the 19th century fossil hunter Mary Anning, was also long-listed for Best Actress, and Saoirse Ronan as Supporting Actress for her part as Charlotte Murchison – but neither have received a nomination.
The nominations have been praised as the most diverse ever, with 16 of the 24 acting nominees this year coming from ethnic minority groups.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony without a live audience on April 11.
You can view all the nominees at www.bafta.org/film/awards/2021-nominations-winners