It’s that time of the year again, award season is upon us! We’ve had the Golden Globes and now it’s Britain’s turn as the BAFTA nominations have been released and the award ceremony is only three weeks away.

The British Academy Film Awards are to be held on February 12 and aired on the BBC.

This year, we can look forward to a great variety in the nominations. There’s a variety in style, in the actors and actresses nominated, and in the issues handled in the films.

The top nominated films that keep coming up in each category are I, Daniel Blake, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land, Moonlight, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival.

It seems that Arrival and La La Land may be the favourites this year, with both movies being nominated in the most categories. They have caught people’s interests and so it would not be surprising if both dominated the awards ceremony. Amy Adams might also be in for a win for her movies Arrival and Nocturnal Animals.

However, Moonlight is my personal favourite as it looks at three issues at once in a poignant way. It tackles being a part of the LGBTQ group in the black community, being black, and being poor. I, Daniel Blake also stuck a cord with me, as it tackles issues most are dealing with in this day and age in Britain.

Look out for the Film Not In English, Documentary, British Short Film and British Short Animation categories as they often contain the best-hidden gems.

2016 was a good year for animated movies, with Moana being the strong contender in the category.

Gift Ruremesha, Correspondent (Film)