Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) will announce the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominations on Tuesday, January 10. Turner, along with Preacher actor Dominic Cooper, will announce the nominations, live, at 7:35 GMT on the BAFTA Facebook page, as well as the BAFTA website. The official Twitter account of BAFTA revealed the news:
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) January 9, 2017
Turner and Game of Thrones co-star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) both attended the BAFTA Tea Party on Saturday. That was a prelude to Sunday night’s Golden Globes, where Game of Thrones as a whole was a gigantic loser, although that didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of Turner and the other cast members in attendance.
— sophie turner news (@badpostsophie) January 9, 2017
— Game of Thrones Cast (@GoT_Cast) January 9, 2017
According to awards site GoldDerby, both the Academy Awards and the BAFTA Awards will have many of the same films competing for various trophies, although no one from Game of Thrones, an American show, will be eligible.
“The Lobster” is only eligible at the Oscars, as it contended at the BAFTAs last year. Conversely, last year’s Oscar champ for Best Foreign Language Film, “Son of Saul,” is eligible at this year’s BAFTAs as is Charlie Kaufman‘s animated flick “Anomalisa.” Among the films that will not be released in time for consideration by BAFTA voters are “Elle,” “Patriot’s Day,” “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” “Other People” and “Certain Women.”
The 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards show will air on February 12, on BBC One, with the red carpet being live streamed on Facebook starting at 5 pm.