While the nominations for the awards from the British Academy of Film and Television also included awards season favorites like 'La La Land' and 'Moonlight,' the British Academy also chose to honor 'Daniel,' which tells the story of a British man who is struggling to obtain government benefits.
The awards show has a history of giving surprise honors to big names, and that could continue by recognizing Gibson's comeback, after a decade as a Hollywood outcast, as director of war drama "Hacksaw Ridge."
'Paterson' stars Adam Driver as a bus driver who also composes poetry. Director Jim Jarmusch is a poet of silences and the unsaid, but there are times when the action is so rarified that it mists into nothingness.
'Daniel,' which is directed by Ken Loach, centers on a widower woodworker who finds it difficult to get National Health benefits. Dave Johns comes across as an Everyman caught in the gears of an unfeeling system.
'Creed,' the newest movie based on a video game, is now in theaters and has received poor reviews. Fellow 2016 video game adaptations 'Ratchet & Clank' and 'Warcraft' also had a negative critical reception.
'Passengers' stars Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence as passengers on a 120-year journey to a new planet. Traveling in hibernation pods, both wake up 90 years earlier than planned. Sheen plays a robot bartender.
The 'Star Wars' spin-off film 'Rogue' looks to be a champion again at the box office over the coming holiday weekend. This echoes the box office dominance last year of the new 'Star Wars' movie 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'