Rush has received four British Academy Film Awards nominations, including one for Outstanding British Film.
The BAFTAs precede the Academy Awards, and often provide a good guide as to what might happen come the Oscar ceremony.
Already nominated for a Golden Globe, Daniel Bruhl has once again been named in the Best Supporting Actor category. The other nominations are for Editing (Ron Howard’s longtime team of Dan Hanley and Mike Hill), and Sound.
The British film category is a tough one, as it includes Gravity, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Philomena, Saving Mr. Banks and The Selfish Giant. The nomination is a good reminder that despite all the talk about ‘Hollywood goes F1,′ Rush was a British production, albeit with an American director and editors, and some German technical input.
Bruhl’s opposition includes Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) and Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips).
The ceremony takes place in London on Feb. 16.Formula 1, Niki Lauda