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Australia’s Margot Robbie nominated for a BAFTA

She’s the only Aussie up for a gong.
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Australia’s Margot Robbie is up for a coveted BAFTA at this year’s awards. The former Neighbours star is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Mary Queen of Scots.

Robbie will be the only Aussie flying the nation’s flag at the BAFTAs – the British equivalent of the Oscars. The nominations were announced earlier today.

The blonde starlet will face stiff competition in her category from Amy Adams, who is nominated for Vice, Claire Foy (First Man), Emma Stone (The Favourite) and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite).

Indeed, The Favourite is …well, the favourite to take out a number of awards. The period dramedy leads the way at the BAFTAs with 12 nominations. Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, First Man and Roma each have seven nominations.

Olivia Colman, who days ago won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite, is nominated for a BAFTA for Best Actress.

She will face off against Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), Glenn Close (The Wife), Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Viola Davis (Widows).

Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek will be hoping to repeat his Golden Globe success, with the actor up for Best Actor. Will he be king – or perhaps Queen – of the BAFTAs? Standing in his way are Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Christian Bale (Vice), Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book).

Vying for Best Film are The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, BlacKkKlansman and A Star Is Born. The BAFTAs will be held on February 10 at London’s Royal Albert Hall and are often considered a good form guide for the Oscars on February 25.

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