We're going to keep things easy by telling you the biggest players at this year's National Film Awards this year.

Keeping things in the UK, 'The Intent' and 'Half-Way' Documentary by Daisy-May Hudson are nominated for Best Independent Film and Best Documentary. EE BAFTA Rising's nominee Daniel Kauulya who's up for three nominations - Best Actor, Best Newcomer and Best Breakthrough alongside former One-Directioner-turned-solo-artist-singer Harry Styles, who made a debut this year in war-film 'Dunkirk', which by the way has been nominated in both Best Director (Christopher Nolan) and Best British Film. Also in the world of independent is 'God's Own Country', which stars Josh O'Connor that is up for a Best Independent Film.

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There's no need to cry no more with 'Girls Trip', as it's shortlisted for the Best International Film alongside Netflix 'Bright' starring Will Smith and 'Get Out'. It has been confirmed that they'll be an extended sequel to the sci-fi action thriller, despite the mixed reviews on the film that was released during Christmas time. 

Actors Margaret Mulubwa, Lucien Leon Laviscount ('Snatch') and 'Fast & Furious' Nathalie Emmanuel are nominated for Best Performance, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress. This will see Emmanuel compete against the likes of Kristin Scott Thomas ('The Party'), Gemma Arterton ('Their Finest'), Alice Lowe ('Prevenge') and Florence Pugh who made a breakthrough in her role in 'Lady Macbeth' whilst Noami Ackie has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

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Filmmaker Guy Ritchie has taken a pivotal turn in his career, opting to direct more films that relate to the British identity. Regardless as to whether it's fictional or fantasy. This year at the National Film Awards, the film director leads with four nominations.

In a world of Nollywood, everyone was talking about film 'The Wedding Party 2' by Niyi Akinmolayan and it's up for Best International film alongside 'Roman J Israel Esq', 'Girls Trip', 'Bright', 'Shape Of Water', 'Get Out' and 'American Made'.

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Film veterans Halle Berry, Sean Connery, Judi Dench, Julie Andrews, Colin Firth, Tom Cruise, Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) John Cleese - you see the names...all of these actors have a long substantial record in the film and television industry and have been put forward for the Global Contribution to Motion Picture.

Want to see your favourite win? Best get your voting on here then!

 

 

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