Four BAFTA nominations for Rush

Four BAFTA nominations for Rush

Ron Howard’s film Rush, which depicts the intense 1976 Formula 1 championship battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, has received four BAFTA nominations.RUSH

It will go up against five rivals in the Outstanding British Film category, which include Gravity, Mandela: Long Walk to Fredom and Saving Mr Banks.

Following his Golden Globe nomination in December last year, Daniel Bruhl – who portrays Niki Lauda in the film – has once again been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category.

His opposition comes from Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) and Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips).

The other categories that the film, which was released in cinemas last September, has received a nomination in are Editing and Sound. Only six other films have received more nominations this year. A full list of the nominations can be seen here.

The awards ceremony takes place on February 16th at London’s Royal Opera House, where the winners will be revealed.

Image courtesy of Rush

Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

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