Surprise box office bomb Steve Jobs has racked up yet more award nominations in the form of three BAFTA awards, a.k.a. the U.K.’s most respected film prize.
Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s controversial movie picked up nominations in the Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Actor categories.
The Best Adapted Screenplay nomination (the script being based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized 2011 Jobs biography) puts Steve Jobs up against rival movies Room, Brooklyn, Carol, and The Big Short.
Best Supporting Actress refers to Kate Winslet’s performance as Mac PR guru Joanna Hoffman. Also nominated were Rooney Mara for Carol, Alicia Vikander for Ex Machina, Julie Walters for Brooklyn, and Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight.
Best Actor, unsurprisingly, goes to the much-praised Michael Fassbender performance of Jobs himself — going up against Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, and Matt Damon for The Martian.
Steve Jobs has also received four Golden Globe nominations, while Michael Fassbender recently won the International Star prize at the recent Palm Springs International Film Festival, as presented by his Steve Jobs co-star Kate Winslet.
While the movie seems to be doing well during award season, it has proven to be a polarizing film. While most of the criticism has been blamed on Silicon Valley covering for one of its own, Steve Jobs has also been lambasted by select “mainstream” movie outlets, such as veteran reviewer Rex Reed labelling it his worst film of 2015.
The BAFTA awards will take place on February 14.
Via: Daily Mail