Nigerian-British Film star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, has been nominated for the Best Actor award in the recently announced BAFTA nominations according to a Sky News report.
Ejiofor was nominated for his role in ’12 Years a Slave’.
Dominating the nominations was ‘Gravity’, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. The Sci-fi film received 11 nominations.
The announcements were made Wednesday morning at Bafta’s HQ by Hobbit star Luke Evans and Helen McCrory from the Harry Potter films.
The film’s British director Steve McQueen was also recognised with a nomination.
Also nominated was American chat show host Oprah Winfrey for best supporting actress for her role in The Butler.
The Award ceremony, formally known as the EE British Academy Film Awards takes place Sunday February 16, 2014.