Bafta nominations 2019: fascinating Favourite continues its journey in the awards season sun | Peter Bradshaw

The black-comic satire set at the court of Queen Anne takes a deserved lead on home ground, with moonshot drama First Man re-emerging in the awards race

Given that the Baftas always have an Oscar-shaped shadow looming over them, it was fitting that this year’s nomination list includes a little bit of transatlantic tit-for-tat: the American Golden Globes had shortlisted John C Reilly’s Oliver Hardy for a best actor prize for Jon Baird’s Stan & Ollie – but not Steve Coogan’s Stan Laurel. Now Bafta has nominated Coogan, but not Reilly.

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Source: theguardian
Bafta nominations 2019: fascinating Favourite continues its journey in the awards season sun | Peter Bradshaw