Bryan Cranston, Idris Elba, Rooney Mara Earn First BAFTA Nominations

2014 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala

His smile says it all.

Todd Haynes, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mark Rylance also get their first-ever noms for the British Oscars.

He may have been snubbed in 2014 for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, but Idris Elba has finally earned himself a BAFTA nomination.

The Luther star was arguably the highest-profile Brit to receive his first-ever BAFTA shortlisting in the announcement made Friday morning (late evening Thursday L.A. time), picking up a best supporting actor nomination for Beasts of No Nation.

He was joined in the category by another BAFTA film first-timer in Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies, although the actor had previously won a BAFTA TV gong.

Elsewhere, Trumbo's Bryan Cranston earned a BAFTA nomination in the best actor category as one of the Americans receiving a first-ever shot at a BAFTA honor.

Joining him were Jennifer Jason Leigh, nominated in the supporting actress category for her role in The Hateful Eight, and director Todd Haynes for Carol.

Carol also earned Rooney Mara her first-ever BAFTA nomination in the supporting actress race.