Five films supported by BBC Film have clinched nominations for the esteemed BAFTA Film Awards, with the victors set to be revealed at the awards ceremony on Sunday, 18th February.

In the category of Outstanding British Film, three BBC Film-backed productions have made the cut: Raine Allen-Miller’s “RYE LANE,” Charlotte Regan’s “SCRAPPER,” and Ken Loach’s “THE OLD OAK.” The romantic comedy set in South London, “RYE LANE,” has also secured a nomination for Leading Actress, recognizing Vivian Oparah’s performance. Additionally, two BBC Film-backed short films, “FESTIVAL OF SLAPS” and “SUCH A LOVELY DAY,” have earned nods in the British Short Film category.

Eva Yates, Director of BBC Film said: “I couldn’t be happier for the teams behind SCRAPPER and RYE LANE who richly deserve this recognition and are part of a new wave of British debut filmmakers with exciting futures ahead. It’s also fantastic to see Ken Loach’s THE OLD OAK nominated for Outstanding British Film, and wonderful to see Vivian Oparah singled out for her performance in RYE LANE. With two BBC Film shorts, FESTIVAL OF SLAPS and SUCH A LOVELY DAY also nominated, we’re so proud of all the films the BBC has supported this year and sending our warmest wishes to these teams for the ceremony.”

BBC Film’s BAFTA nominations in full:

“RYE LANE” – 2 nominations:

  • Outstanding British Film (Raine Allen-Miller, Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo, Damian Jones, Nathan Bryon, Tom Melia)
  • Leading Actress (Vivian Oparah)

“SCRAPPER” – 1 nomination:

  • Outstanding British Film (Charlotte Regan, Theo Barrowclough)

“THE OLD OAK” – 1 nomination:

  • Outstanding British Film (Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty)

“FESTIVAL OF SLAPS” (short) – 1 nomination:

  • British Short Film (Abdou Cissé, Cheri Darbon, George Telfer)

“SUCH A LOVELY DAY” (short) – 1 nomination:

  • British Short Film (Simon Woods, Polly Stokes, Emma Norton, Kate Phibbs)