Below you will find a list of the shortlisted entries in each of the four categories of the BAFTSS Awards. Winners and runners-up will be announced at the BAFTSS Annual Conference, 16-18 April.

Best Monograph: Shortlisted Nominations



Austin Fisher (Bournemouth)

Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema (Edinburgh, 2019)


Gillian Kelly (Glasgow)

Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity and Stardom in Hollywood (Mississippi, 2019)


Cecilia Mello  (University of São Paulo)

The Cinema of Jia Zhangke: Realism and Memory in Chinese Film (Bloomsbury, 2019)


Sarah Street (Bristol) and Joshua Yumibe (Michigan State)

Chromatic Modernity: Color, Cinema, and Media of the 1920s (Columbia, 2019)


Best Edited Collection: Shortlisted Nominations


Louis Bayman (Southampton) and Natália Pinazza (Exeter)

Journeys on Screen: Theories, Ethics, Aesthetics (Edinburgh, 2018)


Nea Ehrlich (Ben Gurion) and Jonathan Murray (Edinburgh College of Art)

Drawn From life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema (Edinburgh 2018)


William Proctor (Bournemouth) and Richard McCulloch (Huddersfield)

Disney’s Star Wars: Forces of Production, Promotion and Reception (Iowa, 2019)


Aaron Taylor (Lethbridge) and Johannes Riis (Copenhagen)

Screening Characters: Theories of Character in Film, Television, and Interactive Media (Routledge, 2019)

Best Article: Shortlisted Nominations


Keith Johnston (UEA) and Carolyn Rickards (Bristol)

The Spectacle of Realism: Special effects at Ealing Studios, 1940–45

Screen, 60:2, pp. 261-79


Ana Cristina Mendes (University of Lisbon)

Surviving The Jungle Book: Trans-temporal Ventriloquism in Ian Iqbal Rashid’s Surviving Sabu

Journal of British Cinema and Television, 15:4, pp.532-52


Steve Presence (UWE)

Organizing Counter-cultures: Challenges of structure, organization and sustainability in the Independent Filmmakers Association and the Radical Film Network

Screen, 60:3, pp. 428-48


Andrew Spicer (UWE)

A Regional Company? RED Production and the Cultural Politics of Place

Journal of British Cinema and Television, 17:1, pp.273-304

Best Doctoral Student Article/Chapter


Patrick Adamson (St Andrews)

American History at the Foreign Office: Exporting the Silent Epic Western

Film History, 31: 2, pp.32-59


Joseph Jenner (King’s College)

'Gendering the Anthropocene: Female Astronauts, Failed Motherhood and the Overview Effect
Science Fiction Film and Television, 12:1, pp.103-25

Erin Wiegand (Northumbria)
The Margins of Mondo',

Film International, 17:2 (88), pp.15-23


Martin Ian Smith (Northumbria)


Researching memories of The Exorcist: An introduction to grounded audience studies

Participations, 16:1 (May 2019), p.844-64

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