Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron Make BAFTA Awards Nominations History
Both earned five nominations across five disciplines for the same film.
While The Favourite may have landed a total of 12 BAFTA nominations, putting it far ahead of the field, it was Bradley Cooper and Alfonso Cuaron who walked away Wednesday with records.
A Star Is Born earned seven nominations, five of which were for Cooper across five disciplines in the best film, actor, director, adapted screenplay and original music categories, which BAFTA said hadn't happened before in its 72-year history.
"What we think is a first is that Bradley Cooper has been nominated for producer, director, writer, actor and composer," Emma Baehr, BAFTA's director of awards and membership, told The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, not to be outdone, Cuaron earned six of Roma's seven nominations: best film, director, original screenplay, cinematography, editing and film not in the English language. With the foreign language film awarded to the director, this also gave Cuaron five nominations across five disciplines on the same film.
Baehr said that the record broken was actually held by George Clooney, who in 2005 received four BAFTA nominations across multiple disciplines, namely best director, best supporting actor and best screenplay, for Good Night, and Good Luck, and best supporting actor for Syriana.
Another — perhaps more surprising — first was for Spike Lee, who earned his first-ever BAFTA nomination for BlackKklansman.