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Participant Films Nominated for 14 BAFTA Awards


Participant films picked up 14 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominations. Bridge of Spies tied for the most nods with nine; Spotlight received three, while Beasts of No Nation and He Named Me Malala each received one.

Here is the breakdown of nominations:

Bridge of Spies
Best Film
Best Director, Steven Spielberg
Best Original Screenplay, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Best Supporting Actor, Mark Rylance
Best Production Design, Adam Stockhausen and  Rena Deangelo
Best Sound, Drew Kunin, Richard Hymns, Andy Nelson and Gary Rydstrom
Best Editing, Michael Kahn
Best Original Music, Thomas Newman
Best Cinematography, Janusz Kaminski

Spotlight
Best Film
Best Original Screenplay, Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer  
Best Supporting Actor, Mark Ruffalo   

He Named Me Malala
Best Documentary

Beasts of No Nation
Best Supporting Actor, Idris Elba   

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Feb. 14 in London. Click here for or complete list of BAFTA nominees.

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s (www.participantmedia.com) content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 40 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake—all aimed at entertainment that inspires social awareness and engaging audiences to participate in positive social change. Participant’s content and social impact mandate speaks directly to the rise of today’s “conscious consumer,” representing over 2 billion consumers who are compelled to make impactful content a priority focus. Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant is positioned uniquely within the industry to engage a rapidly growing audience while bringing global awareness and action to today’s most vital issues.

Participant’s more than 80 films, including Spotlight, Contagion, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOUR, Food, Inc. and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 56 Academy Award® nominations and 12 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight and Best Foreign Language Film for A Fantastic Woman. Participant’s digital entertainment division, SoulPancake (www.soulpancake.com), is an award-winning provider of thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting digital content including such widely popular series as Kid President and The Science of Happiness and reaches an audience of nearly 9 million fans. Follow Participant Media on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram. Follow SoulPancake on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram.