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The Artist leads the pack

17 January 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: BAFTA

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The BAFTA Nominations Are Here!

The British Academy Film Award nominations have been announced, and it's a good day to be strong, silent and French. Yup, The Artist leads the way with 12 nominations, hotly pursued by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with 11 and Hugo with 9.

Rather further out are My Week With Marilyn, with six, and War Horse and The Help, each with five nods. Drive, The Iron Lady and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 each have four nods.

Perhaps the big news here is that War Horse misses out on a Best Film nomination, while Drive nips in instead - not that that's necessarily a bad thing, since the more not-traditionally-awardsy films nominated for awards like these, the more interesting. That also goes for the Screenplay nods for Bridesmaids and The Guard. But no Olivia Colman nod for her revelatory turn in Tyrannosaur? For shame!

For any real drama and excitement, we advise looking down to the technical categories. It's Joe Letteri vs Joe Letteri in the Visual Effects round! Will he split his own vote?! Isn't it illegal for there to be a BAFTA ceremony without at least a nomination for Colleen Atwood in Best Costume? And is it just us or does the clash of the legendary Dante Ferreti for Hugo and the wonderful Stuart Craig for Harry Potter in Production Design feel like a clash of the titans?

The British Academy Film Awards will be held in London on February 12, at the Royal Opera House. We'll be there as usual, bringing you all the news that's fit to print.

The full list of nominations:

BEST FILM
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
 

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
My Week With Marilyn
Senna
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin


OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Attack The Block - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
Black Pond - Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
Coriolanus - Ralph Fiennes (Director)
Submarine - Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)


FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Incendies
Pina
Potiche
A Separation
The Skin I Live In


DOCUMENTARY
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Project Nim
Senna


ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango


DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Tomas Alfredson - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lynne Ramsay - We Need To Talk About Kevin


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids
John Michael McDonagh - The Guard
Abi Morgan - The Iron Lady
Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants
Tate Taylor - The Help
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon - The Ides Of March
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin - Moneyball
Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


LEADING ACTOR
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame


LEADING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis - The Help


SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Jim Broadbent - The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides of March


SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Carey Mulligan - Drive
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Judi Dench - My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer - The Help


ORIGINAL MUSIC

The Artist - Ludovic Bource
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Hugo - Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Alberto Iglesias
War Horse - John Williams


CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo - Robert Richardson
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Hoyte van Hoytema
War Horse - Janusz Kaminski


EDITING
The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
Drive - Mat Newman
Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker
Senna - Gregers Sall, Chris King
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Dino Jonsater


PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Artist - Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Hugo - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald
War Horse - Rick Carter, Lee Sandales


COSTUME DESIGN
The Artist - Mark Bridges
Hugo - Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre - Michael O'Connor
My Week With Marilyn - Jill Taylor
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Jacqueline Durran


MAKE UP & HAIR
The Artist - Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
Hugo - Morag Ross, Jan Archibald
The Iron Lady - Marese Langan
My Week With Marilyn - Jenny Shircore
 

SOUND
The Artist - Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener
Hugo - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley
War Horse - Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns


SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn - Joe Letteri
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 -  Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery
Hugo - Rob Legato, Ben Grossman, Joss Williams
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White
War Horse - Ben Morris, Neil Corbould


SHORT ANIMATION
Abuelas
Bobby Yeah
A Morning Stroll


SHORT FILM
Chalk
Mwansa The Great
Only Sound Remains
Pitch Black Heist
Two And Two


THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
Adam Deacon
Chris Hemsworth
Chris O'Dowd
Eddie Redmayne
Tom Hiddleston


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RISE A DEAD CERT
If Rise of the Planet of the Apes doesn't win the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects then the entire awards are a sad joke.Andy Serkis should have been nominated for an acting award. More

Posted by galenurko at 09:55 on 21 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Artist, nominated for Sound?
It must of completely passed me by BUT THE FUCKING HELP GOT NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 17:00 on 20 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Artist, nominated for Sound?
Shame no nomination for Michael Shannon or anybody from Margin Call More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 17:02 on 19 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Artist, nominated for Sound?
L: Spaldron L: mackey No nomination for Olivia Colman - shocking. y thoughts exactly. Its all over twitter how much of a cock up Bafta have made yet again in their nominations. ouldn't agree more. The lack of a nomination for her is beyond a disgrace. The Best British Film category contains only 1 indigenous film - and that's My Week With Marilyn? I adore the Artist - but how that got nominated for best sound ahead of We Need To Talk About Kevin is utter nonsense. More

Posted by Qwerty Norris at 02:21 on 19 January 2012 | Report This Post

Rooney Mara?
Where is Rooney Mara for 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'. The film itself is fairly standard (though miles better than the likes of 'The Iron Lady'), but Rooney Mara's performance is simply breathtaking. We all know that Meryl Streep is bloody amazing but why can't the BAFTAs attempt to recognise some new deserving talent? More

Posted by balmerm at 20:50 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

thanks bafta
would just like to thank bafta for supporting the british film industry and for them for nominating olivia colman for best actress. no? sorry i mean best supporting actress.no again?strange,oh well. what a bunch of dinosaurs. More

Posted by magnusdaz at 18:41 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Artist, nominated for Sound?
L: Dropje I was under the impression that this was a slient film, so can anybody explain, please? (No, I have not seen the film myself. It was out of Belgian cinemas before I even knew it'd been released.) t does have sound, it's dialogue that it's missing. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 17:21 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

How much for a ticket to the show? Just had my only, multi use suit & kipper tie dry cleaned More

Posted by jamesjewell1983 at 12:51 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Artist, nominated for Sound?
L: mackey No nomination for Olivia Colman - shocking. y thoughts exactly. Its all over twitter how much of a cock up Bafta have made yet again in their nominations. More

Posted by Spaldron at 12:36 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Artist, nominated for Sound?
No nomination for Olivia Colman - shocking. More

Posted by mackey at 12:26 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

The Artist, nominated for Sound?
I was under the impression that this was a slient film, so can anybody explain, please? (No, I have not seen the film myself. It was out of Belgian cinemas before I even knew it'd been released.) More

Posted by Dropje at 11:27 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The tree of life
Great to see Senna not only getting a nom for Documentry but British Film aswell shame it didn't even make the shortlist for the Oscars? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 11:18 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

The tree of life
4 words is the only thing i can say after looking at the nominations....The Tree Of Life! More

Posted by luke.R at 10:38 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

An okay list
Very little exceptional stuff here, the usual biases remain. It would have been nice to have seen Potter wave goodbye with a best British film nomination alongside Tyrannosaur. My Week with Marilyn surely wasn't as well receieved as Potter critically? Potter has a 96% rating on Rottentomatoes.com. And when you they do finally nominate a British film, they nominate a dud one! Thats why the BAFTAS are so annoying. Best I'm really pleased with Hugo's 9 nods - hopefully it will win a big handful. More

Posted by Pipkin3 at 10:11 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

Sorry, dont know why that went up 3 times!
Bloody computers! More

Posted by guysalisbury at 09:48 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

In my humble opinion
I haven't seen a few so there a certain amount of guess work going on here :-) Having said that, picking Best Film is probably the easiest choice EVER!!!! BEST FILM Drive OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM Shame OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR Attack The Block - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer) DOCUMENTARY Senna ANIMATED FILM The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn DIRECTOR Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Michel Hazanavicius - The Artis More

Posted by guysalisbury at 09:47 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

In my humble opinion
I haven't seen a few so there a certain amount of guess work going on here :-) Having said that, picking Best Film is probably the easiest choice EVER!!!! BEST FILM Drive OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM Shame OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR Attack The Block - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer) DOCUMENTARY Senna ANIMATED FILM The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn DIRECTOR Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Michel Hazanavicius - The Artis More

Posted by guysalisbury at 09:47 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

In my humble opinion
I haven't seen a few so there a certain amount of guess work going on here :-) Having said that, picking Best Film is probably the easiest choice EVER!!!! BEST FILM Drive OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM Shame OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR Attack The Block - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer) DOCUMENTARY Senna ANIMATED FILM The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn DIRECTOR Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Michel Hazanavicius - The Artis More

Posted by guysalisbury at 09:47 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

What The Help?!
I thought The Help was generally derided by UK critics? Perhaps I'm wrong, but I thought Hugo, WNTTAK ans Shame had generally better reviews over here. It sounds to me like the obligatory BAFTA annual sop to American sap. Apart from that, it looks like a justifiable list this year, particularly as it includes Lynne Ramsey and Jim Broadbent... and actually Judi Dench, who was rather splendid as Sybil Thorndike, I thought. More

Posted by oliraceking at 09:34 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

What The Help?!
I thought The Help was generally derided by UK critics? Perhaps I'm wrong, but I thought Hugo, WNTTAK ans Shame had generally better reviews over here. It sounds to me like the obligatory BAFTA annual sop to American sap. Apart from that, it looks like a justifiable list this year, particularly as it includes Lynne Ramsey and Jim Broadbent... and actually Judi Dench, who was rather splendid as Sybil Thorndike, I thought. More

Posted by oliraceking at 09:34 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

Quite a nice bunch of nominations. Strange that neither Melancholia or The Tree Of Life are in there though. Struggling to choose between Drive and The Artist for best film. More

Posted by Whistler at 08:29 on 17 January 2012 | Report This Post

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