BBC Films gets 11 Bafta Film Awards nominations

Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in Philomena

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BBC Films has secured 11 nominations at this year's Bafta Film Awards.

Saving Mr Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, leads the way with five nominations but misses out on the coveted best film award. It's instead nominated for outstanding British film.

Philomena, which stars Judi Dench, received four nominations, including for best film, outstanding British film and lead actress.

The Invisible Woman (nominated for costume design) and Good Vibrations (outstanding debut for a British writer, director or producer) received one each.

Christine Langan, head of BBC Films, said: 'The spread of Bafta nominations, from outstanding debuts to recognition for stars like Judi Dench and Emma Thompson, demonstrates the breadth and depth of talent working in the UK today. We're thrilled to have 11 nominations and look forward to a brilliant night for British film'.

Saving Mr Banks tells the story of how Disney's classic Mary Poppins made it to the screen, focusing on the relationship between Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and author PL Travers, played by Emma Thompson, who is nominated for lead actress.

Tom Hanks misses out on a nomination for lead actor for his portrayal of Disney but is nominated in the same category for Captain Phillips.

Philomena is a fact-based drama from Stephen Frears. Spanning 50 years, it tells the story of one Irish woman's search for her son after he's adopted and taken to the United States. She's helped in her mission by a journalist, played by Steven Coogan, who co-wrote the film with Jeff Pope. They are nominated in the adapted screenplay category.

The winners of the Bafta Film Award will be announced on February 16 at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London.

A full list of nominations can be seen here.

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