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Paddington 2 receives two BAFTA nominations

Published on: 10th January 2018

Paddington 2 has been nominated for Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay awards.

The film is one of only two British comedies to have been nominated this year. Hugh Grant is also in the running for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film.

The film BAFTAs will be awarded on Sunday 18th February at the Royal Albert Hall in London, in a ceremony hosted by Joanna Lumley and broadcast on BBC One.

Paddington 2, written by Simon Farnaby and starring Hugh Bonneville and Hugh Grant, is the sequel to 2014 family comedy hit Paddington, following the eponymous Peruvian bear – created by Michael Bond – upon various adventures in London.

Released in November 2017, the film sees Paddington buy, and suffer the theft of, an antique book. Hugh Grant has been nominated for the Supporting Actor award for his role as the film’s villain, Phoenix Buchanan.

To see a full list of all categories and nominees, visit BAFTA’s official website.

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