The movie “Poor Things” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos received 11 nominations from the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) which will celebrate and honor the best artists in the motion picture industry in February in its 77th anniversary.

Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” secured the second-most nominations, after Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” which received 13 nominations. The Greek director’s movie is nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as for Best Actress, a nod to Emma Stone’s outstanding performance. Stone will be competing against Margot Robbie (“Barbie”), Carey Mulligan (“Maestro”), Sandra Huller (“Anatomy of a Fall”), Fantasia Barrino (“The Color Purple”), and Vivian Oparah from “Rye Lane.”

The 77th BAFTA Awards ceremony is set to take place on February 18, with Scottish actor David Tennant, best known for portraying the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in the sci-fi series “Doctor Who”, hosting the event.

Lanthimos won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival last September for the film, while recently he also picked up the 2024 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, beating out favorite “Barbie”.

The ten films with the most nominations from BAFTA are:

  • 13 nominations for Oppenheimer
  • 11 nominations for Poor Things
  • 9 nominations for Killers of the Flower Moon and The Zone of Interest
  • 7 nominations for Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers and Maestro
  • 6 nominations for All of Us Strangers
  • 5 nominations for Barbie and Saltburn