Irish actor Michael Fassbender has been nominated for a BAFTA for his role in the movie '12 Years a Slave'.
His co-star and the film's lead Chiwetel Ejiofor has also been nominated for the best actor Bafta, while the film’s director Steve McQueen was also recognised with a nomination.
Ejiofor faces competition for the leading actor gong from veteran Bruce Dern for his role in Nebraska and Hollywood stars Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
McQueen's tale of slavery in America's deep south is heavily tipped to do well at this year's awards season and was also nominated for best film alongside hit movies including 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity'.
Killarney native Fassbender is nominated alongside Bradley Cooper and Matt Damon in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Meanwhile 'Philomena', the Stephen Frears movie about the life of Limerick woman Philomena Lee is nominated in the Best Film category.
Dame Judi Dench is nominated for the leading actress award for her role in 'Philomena' along with American Hustle’s Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Emma Thompson and Sandra Bullock.
Comic and actor Steve Coogan is also nominated for best adapted screenplay for his work with Jeff Pope on 'Philomena'.
Nominations were announced at a ceremony at Bafta’s HQ in central London this morning by Hobbit star Luke Evans and Helen McCrory from the Harry Potter films.
The event, formally known as the EE British Academy Film Awards, is held in London on Sunday February 16.
12 Years a Slave
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Saving Mr Banks
The Selfish Giant
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)
Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips)
Daniel Bruhl (Rush)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
David O Russell (American Hustle)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
12 Years a Slave
Behind the Candelabra
The Wolf of Wall Street
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
We Steal Secrets
Despicable Me 2