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Judi Dench in Philomena
Philomena wins four Bafta nominations alongside 12 Years A Slave and Gravity
Michael Fassbender was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category.

PHILOMENA, THE TALE of a woman’s search for her son given away after his birth at a Tipperary convent, has won four Bafta nominations.

It is among the nominees for Best Picture alongside thriller Gravity – which claimed 11 nominations – and 12 Years A Slave, which got the nod in 10 categories.

Michael Fassbender was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as a brutal slave-owner in Steve McQueen’s slavery saga.

Nominees for Best Actor include Leonardo DiCaprio for Wolf of Wall Street, Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years A Slave and Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips.

Judi Dench won a Best Actress nomination for her role in Philomena alongside Sandra Bullock for Gravity and Amy Adams in American Hustle.

The British Academy of Film and Television Awards ceremony will be held on February 16 at London’s Royal Opera House.

See the full list of nominees here.

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