Awards Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley Lead List of BAFTA Nominees Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal also receive acting nominations By Phil Boucher Phil Boucher Phil Boucher is an editor at PEOPLE and based in London. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 1, 2020 11:02 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy The Weinstein Company They’re both British, both parents-to-be and both stars of The Imitation Game. And now, Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley have one more thing in common: They are both nominees for this year’s British Academy Film Awards. Cumberbatch, 38, who this week confirmed his fiancée Sophie Hunter is expecting their first child, received a leading actor nomination for his portrayal of mathematician Alan Turing in the World War II biopic. Knightley, 29, who is also expecting a baby, has been shortlisted for supporting actress. The Imitation Game received nine nominations in all, only two behind leading contender The Grand Budapest Hotel. Birdman and The Theory of Everything have 10 each. In the leading actress category, English-born Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) are up against Reese Witherspoon (Wild), Amy Adams (Big Eyes) and Julianne Moore (Still Alice). Meanwhile, Emma Stone (Birdman), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and Rene Russo (Nightcrawler) take on Imelda Staunton (Pride) and Knightley for supporting actress. Cumberbatch, meanwhile, goes up against fellow Brits Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Ralph Fiennes (Budapest Hotel), plus Americans Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) and Michael Keaton (Birdman). Supporting actor nominations have gone to Edward Norton (Birdman), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher) and Steve Carell (Foxcatcher). For a full list of nominees, click here. The 2015 British Academy Film Awards, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), take place at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 8. Like us on Facebook for more stories like this!