‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ leads nominations for BAFTA Film Awards 2015

'The Theory of Everything', 'Birdman' and 'The Imitation Game' also notch up multiple nods

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is the leading contender for this year’s BAFTA Film Awards with a total of 11 nominations.

Birdman and The Theory of Everything each claim nine nominations; The Imitation Game gathers eight; and Boyhood and Whiplash are rewarded with five nominations apiece.

Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything will all compete for the top prize: Best Film.

Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for the Leading Actor prize for his performance as World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. He will face competition from Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Michael Keaton Birdman).

Meanwhile, Oscar favourite Julianne Moore is nominated for the Leading Actress trophy for her performance as a woman battling Alzheimer’s in Still Alice). Her rivals for the prize are Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and Reese Witherspoon (Wild).

The Supporting Actor and Actress categories include nominations for Foxcatcher stars Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, as well as The Imitation Game actress Keira Knightley and Boyhood‘s Patricia Arquette.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on February 8 hosted by Stephen Fry and broadcast on BBC One. In the meantime, check out the full list of nominations here.