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BAFTA Nominations 2013 Announced!
Lincoln has 10 nods; 9 for Pi and Mis

09 January 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: BAFTA

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The 2013 British Academy Film Award nominations were announced this morning at the ungodly hour of 7.30am, and it was a good day to be Lincoln, which gathered most nods with ten. Steven Spielberg's film was closely followed by Life Of Pi and Les Misérables, both with nine nominations, while Skyfall took eight.

After that, Argo had seven nods, Anna Karenina six and there were five apiece for Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained. The Master and Amour both took four nods while Silver Linings Playbook and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (the latter entirely in the technical categories) saw three each.

The Best Film nominees are much as expected: Argo, Life Of Pi, Les Misérables, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty. Of those, only three got a matching Director nomination: Ben Affleck for Argo, Ang Lee for Life Of Pi and Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty. That means that, while Lincoln might have most nominations overall, it may not be the front-runner for the big prizes (though if Daniel Day-Lewis isn't still the front-runner for Best Actor, we'll eat our stovepipe hat).

Best British Film looks like it could be a duel between Les Misérables and Skyfall, but also nominated are last year's breakout hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, gorgeous tragedy Anna Karenina and the not-very-British-feeling Seven Psychopaths.

In the Acting categories, oft-nominated veterans rub shoulders with plucky upstarts. In Actor, it's Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix up against Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman; Actress sees Helen Mirren and Marion Cotillard against Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Amour's Emmanuelle Riva. That's a good showing for Silver Linings Playbook, which has generally had more support for acting than in any other field, and it's good to see two foreign language candidates acknowledged for extraordinary turns in Actress.

The Supporting categories see Alan Arkin nominated for, essentially, being Alan Arkin in Argo, and Judi Dench nominated for, essentially, being Judi Dench (albeit brilliantly) in Skyfall. Javier Bardem is up for the same film, while Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams get nods for The Master (welcome acknowledgment for a beautifully played role by Adams that might have been overlooked). As expected, Anne Hathaway gets a nod for Les Misérables, but Supporting Actor also sees love for Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained and Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln - we'd love to see the latter win if only to see how gruff it's possible for an award recipient to be. Sally Field also gets a Lincoln nod, and Helen Hunt is up for The Sessions.

The Screenplay categories saw the only acknowledgement of Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Moonrise Kingdom, while Prometheus, Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises got their sole nominations in the technical categories. Winner of the Most Surprising Film To Appear Anywhere prize is Snow White And The Huntsman, which is up for Best Costume. Then again, given that its costume designer is perennial nominee Colleen Atwood (whose costumes were impressive) even that isn't terribly shocking.

In the other categories, only three films qualify for Best Animated Film this year, two of them stop-motion, which is an impressive ratio but sees the likes of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists sadly overlooked. But as if to make up for that small field Best Documentary should be a hard-fought category (the excellent Room 237 didn't even get a nomination, such were the embarrassment of documentary riches this year).

Omissions? Well, we might have hoped for more for Beasts Of The Southern Wild, and a British film nod for Berberian Sound Studio or Sightseers would have been a cool choice. BAFTA's choices, overall, feel classy but perhaps a teensy bit staid; still, who knows what surprises the results will bring?

The winners will be announced on February 10 at the Royal Opera House in London. We'll be there with all the news that's fit to print.

BEST FILM
Argo
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Seven Psychopaths
Skyfall

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer) The Imposter
David Morris (Director), Jacqui Morris (Director/Producer) McCullin
Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer), Danny King (Writer) Wild Bill
James Bobin (Director) The Muppets
Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer) I Am Nasrine

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Amour
Headhunters
The Hunt
Rust And Bone
Untouchable

DOCUMENTARY
The Imposter
Marley
McCullin
Searching For Sugar Man
West Of Memphis

ANIMATED FILM
Brave
Frankenweenie
Paranorman

DIRECTOR
Michael Haneke - Amour
Ben Affleck - Argo
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Ang Lee - Life Of Pi
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michael Haneke - Amour
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola - Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Chris Terrio - Argo
Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild
David Magee - Life Of Pi
Tony Kushner - Lincoln
David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook

LEADING ACTOR
Ben Affleck - Argo
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

LEADING ACTRESS
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin - Argo
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Javier Bardem - Skyfall
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams - The Master
Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Judi Dench - Skyfall
Sally Field - Lincoln

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
Argo - Alexandre Desplat
Life Of Pi - Mychael Danna
Lincoln - John Williams
Skyfall - Thomas Newman

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey
Les Misérables - Danny Cohen
Life Of Pi - Claudio Miranda
Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall - Roger Deakins

EDITING
Argo - William Goldenberg
Django Unchained - Fred Raskin
Life Of Pi - Tim Squyres
Skyfall - Stuart Baird
Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Les Misérables - Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life Of Pi - David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
Lincoln - Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
Skyfall - Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran
Great Expectations - Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Les Misérables - Paco Delgado
LIincoln - Joanna Johnston
Snow White And The Huntsman - Colleen Atwood

MAKE UP & HAIR
Anna Karenina - Ivana Primorac
Hitchcock - Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott
Lincoln - Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou

SOUND
Django Unchained - Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge, Chris Ward
Les Misérables - Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst
Life Of Pi - Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill
Skyfall - Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
The Dark Knight Rises - Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
Life Of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer
Marvel Avengers Assemble - Nominees TBC
Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth

SHORT ANIMATION
Here To Fall
I’m Fine Thanks
The Making Of Longbird

SHORT FILM
The Curse
Good Night
Swimmer
Tumult
The Voorman Problem

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander


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L: AxlReznor It's been common knowledge now that voting for the major industry awards is based on what the voters like. It's based on how well the filmmaker's did in their efforts to suck up to them. Everyone who's ever been involved in the process have said this. An alternative process is to make a film about the Holocaust. ote] or the disabled! More

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L: Ref L: Gimli The Dwarf Probably true. I donlt expect anything outside the technical awards and unlike last time I wouldn't be bothered if it wasn;t nominated for the big awards. But The Hobbit up for Best Picture would give me a film to root for for the first time in a decade ote] Gimli, might get an acting nod for Armitage in TABA possibly - most likely not (as it's released in the summer rather than just before the awards season), but we can dream. s much as I like More

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L: AxlReznor It's been common knowledge now that voting for the major industry awards is based on what the voters like. It's based on how well the filmmaker's did in their efforts to suck up to them. Everyone who's ever been involved in the process have said this. o you can provide links to where all 6000 of the current Academy members have said this? More

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It's been common knowledge now that voting for the major industry awards is based on what the voters like. It's based on how well the filmmaker's did in their efforts to suck up to them. Everyone who's ever been involved in the process have said this. An alternative process is to make a film about the Holocaust. More

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L: rawlinson L: Gimli The Dwarf Probably true. I donlt expect anything outside the technical awards and unlike last time I wouldn't be bothered if it wasn;t nominated for the big awards. But The Hobbit up for Best Picture would give me a film to root for for the first time in a decade ote] ren't rooting for Toy Story 3 and Up when they got best picture noms? Bad Pixar fan! ote] I should have said "non-animated film to root for". I'm stull gutted that both Up and TS3 More

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L: Gimli The Dwarf Probably true. I donlt expect anything outside the technical awards and unlike last time I wouldn't be bothered if it wasn;t nominated for the big awards. But The Hobbit up for Best Picture would give me a film to root for for the first time in a decade ote] ren't rooting for Toy Story 3 and Up when they got best picture noms? Bad Pixar fan! he weird thing with this year is that it's still incredibly open. The fact that the actual number of best picture nominati More

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L: steveg66 Might be blowing a trumpet for Empire but prefer your awards system for a start. BAFTA's always too ious. FFS! How many average film fans have actually heard of it let alone seen it? Ignoring Nolan and TDKR is criminal. And as a side note have just had a good chuckle at the Razzie noms for this year. Empire new story here please. azy use of the term pretentious is lazy. More

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L: AxlReznor a) That wasn't a Best Picture/Director nomination, was it. b) Do you think he'd have been nominated, let alone won if it wasn't for the fact that he died? . No, but you said anything comic book related. B. Yes. For two reasons 1. Because the number of people who get nominated after they die compared to the number of actors who die each year is incredibly small. 2. Because otherwise you're suggesting that the 1000+ members of the acting branch all deci More

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Great 3 out of the 5 films nominated for best film haven't even been released yet & only 3 of those got a best Director nod? As for Affleck getting a best Actor nomination W.T.F!!! nod for Bond? surprising considering it's British does a lot for the UK economy & broke the UK box office record still they did the same in snubbing Potter for so many years. More

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L: AxlReznor L: Harry Tuttle L: AxlReznor It'll just prove once and for all that no matter how good a film is, if there's any connection with a comic book the old stuffy bastards who decide these things will ignore it. ote] Like the crusty old fuckers did with Heath Ledger's Joker. Oh.. ote] a) That wasn't a Best Picture/Director nomination, was it. ut you said e's any connection with a comic book the old stuffy bastards who decide these things will i More

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L: Harry Tuttle L: AxlReznor It'll just prove once and for all that no matter how good a film is, if there's any connection with a comic book the old stuffy bastards who decide these things will ignore it. ote] Like the crusty old fuckers did with Heath Ledger's Joker. Oh.. ote] Yes, but then it was a 'special' case as the actor in question died. They wouldn't have nominated him otherwise, even-though it was a fantastic performance. EDIT: Axl beat me to it. More

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L: Harry Tuttle L: AxlReznor It'll just prove once and for all that no matter how good a film is, if there's any connection with a comic book the old stuffy bastards who decide these things will ignore it. ote] Like the crusty old fuckers did with Heath Ledger's Joker. Oh.. ote] a) That wasn't a Best Picture/Director nomination, was it. b) Do you think he'd have been nominated, let alone won if it wasn't for the fact that he died? More

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L: AxlReznor It'll just prove once and for all that no matter how good a film is, if there's any connection with a comic book the old stuffy bastards who decide these things will ignore it. ote] Like the crusty old fuckers did with Heath Ledger's Joker. Oh.. More

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It'll just prove once and for all that no matter how good a film is, if there's any connection with a comic book the old stuffy bastards who decide these things will ignore it. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 13:50 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BAFTA Noms
L: Harry Tuttle L: rawlinson L: steveg66 Might be blowing a trumpet for Empire but prefer your awards system for a start. BAFTA's always too pretentious. Amour? FFS! How many average film fans have actually heard of it let alone seen it? o you're on a website dedicated to films complaining that one of the best reviewed films of the year shouldn't have been nominated because you haven't heard of it? The sense of entitlement some people have around awards ceremonies is More

Posted by rawlinson at 13:47 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BAFTA Noms
L: rawlinson L: steveg66 Might be blowing a trumpet for Empire but prefer your awards system for a start. BAFTA's always too pretentious. Amour? FFS! How many average film fans have actually heard of it let alone seen it? o you're on a website dedicated to films complaining that one of the best reviewed films of the year shouldn't have been nominated because you haven't heard of it? The sense of entitlement some people have around awards ceremonies is absolutely bewildering. More

Posted by Harry Tuttle at 13:46 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: steveg66 Might be blowing a trumpet for Empire but prefer your awards system for a start. BAFTA's always too pretentious. Amour? FFS! How many average film fans have actually heard of it let alone seen it? o you're on a website dedicated to films complaining that one of the best reviewed films of the year shouldn't have been nominated because you haven't heard of it? The sense of entitlement some people have around awards ceremonies is absolutely bewildering. More

Posted by rawlinson at 13:41 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BAFTA Noms
L: steveg66 Might be blowing a trumpet for Empire but prefer your awards system for a start. BAFTA's always too pretentious. Amour? FFS! How many average film fans have actually heard of it let alone seen it? Ignoring Nolan and TDKR is criminal. And as a side note have just had a good chuckle at the Razzie noms for this year. Empire new story here please. :D] That's true enough, Steve. And the acceptance speeches are always better at the Empire Awards. L: MonsterCat L: More

Posted by Ref at 13:31 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

Might be blowing a trumpet for Empire but prefer your awards system for a start. BAFTA's always too pretentious. Amour? FFS! How many average film fans have actually heard of it let alone seen it? Ignoring Nolan and TDKR is criminal. And as a side note have just had a good chuckle at the Razzie noms for this year. Empire new story here please. More

Posted by steveg66 at 13:24 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
L: MonsterCat L: Ref Also surprised that Hans didn't get a nod for TDK. What the hell BAFTA?! ecause it's barely music? :D] Although saying that, I do like his TDKR score. More

Posted by jcthefirst at 13:18 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
L: Ref Also surprised that Hans didn't get a nod for TDK. What the hell BAFTA?! ecause it's barely music? More

Posted by MonsterCat at 13:08 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
L: Gimli The Dwarf Quick question about the music nominations. I had hoped Shore would be nominated for The Hobbit but would that be excluded as some of the themes were written for LOTR? 'm a tad surprised too, Gimli - as the main theme is kick-arse and Bilbo's is such a Hobbity-loveliness that is a sheer travesty. Also surprised that Hans didn't get a nod for TDK. What the hell BAFTA?! L: AxlReznor I didn't remember Inception being nominated for Best Picture. He' More

Posted by Ref at 13:06 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Rubbish I say!
L: Coyleone Holy Motors, the most original, inventive and downright ridiculously brilliant film of the year didn't get nominated...FOR ANYTHING?! Of The Southern Wildost moving, inspiring, beautiful film of the year didn't get nominated...FOR ANYTHING?! What a load of rubbish these awards are. The best film nominations are terrible apart from Argo. Not necessarily because they're bad, but they are in no way a good representation of what the year had to offer. These awards (BAFTA's, Gol More

Posted by Brundlesflies at 13:04 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Rubbish I say!
L: Coyleone Holy Motors, the most original, inventive and downright ridiculously brilliant film of the year didn't get nominated...FOR ANYTHING?! Beasts Of The Southern Wild, the most moving, inspiring, beautiful film of the year didn't get nominated...FOR ANYTHING?! What a load of rubbish these awards are. The best film nominations are terrible apart from Argo. Not necessarily because they're bad, but they are in no way a good representation of what the year had to offer. These awards More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 12:58 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: it's FAKE
L: rawlinson L: elab49 Bit baffled that Seven Psychopaths is British but what the hey - awards for it are fine. ow do they base that? Director nationality? Because if so then McDonagh is fine, he holds dual citizenship and was born in London. It also had a lot of British studio input, so that's probably why. ilm4 and BFI, nuff said. More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 12:56 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

Rubbish I say!
Holy Motors, the most original, inventive and downright ridiculously brilliant film of the year didn't get nominated...FOR ANYTHING?! Beasts Of The Southern Wild, the most moving, inspiring, beautiful film of the year didn't get nominated...FOR ANYTHING?! What a load of rubbish these awards are. The best film nominations are terrible apart from Argo. Not necessarily because they're bad, but they are in no way a good representation of what the year had to offer. These awards (BAFTA's, Golden Glob More

Posted by Coyleone at 12:35 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

What a load of all PoppyCock.
Ben Affleck best actor? They avin a laugh? Decent film but Afflleck is just out of acting school and while doing well, there's better acting performances out there. More

Posted by osh man at 12:16 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
Because not enough members of the directors branch think he's making the best film of the year. That's all it really comes down to. Your favourite is not their favourite. More

Posted by rawlinson at 12:04 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
I didn't remember Inception being nominated for Best Picture. He's still yet to receive a Best Director nomination from the Academy Awards, though as far as I know. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 12:03 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
L: MonsterCat Is anyone really that surprised that The Dark Knight Rises is barely featuring in the nominations lists this season? Not that it needs awards to validate its existence. xactly. The film was never going to win anything this year, because the Academy wasn't going to give best picture to the third part of a trilogy when they had no real interest in the first two entries. Not even the Ledger factor could get The Dark Knight any other major noms and the argument that it More

Posted by rawlinson at 12:00 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
Not surprised. Just disappointed that it doesn't get its deserved recognition. However... I'm not going to go off on a long rant about it like the person above. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 11:56 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
Is anyone really that surprised that The Dark Knight Rises is barely featuring in the nominations lists this season? Not that it needs awards to validate its existence. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 11:50 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
How is it a joke? Because all I'm getting so far really is that it's because their taste doesn't match your own. More

Posted by rawlinson at 11:46 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
L: SRETRODUDE Dark knight rises, the most acclaimed film of 2012 gets one 1 Nomination. It's a joke. Chris Nolan deserves to be recognised for his achievements and is ignored just because it's a Batman film. t a ordinary superhero film, it's an emotional journey with twists and suspenses shot on IMAX. How can anyone blinded by the stunning quality shot by Wally Pfister and heart pounding score from Hans Zimmer? I Blame the golden globes. Every time they've announced the nominations all th More

Posted by Dannybohy at 11:43 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
In that case, his (along with Hans Zimmer's) omission from the nominations is also a joke. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 11:40 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
I'm pretty sure it was on the eligible list for the Oscars. More

Posted by rawlinson at 11:35 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
Quick question about the music nominations. I had hoped Shore would be nominated for The Hobbit but would that be excluded as some of the themes were written for LOTR? More

Posted by Gimli The Dwarf at 11:32 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
In the last 13 years he's notched up three Oscar nominations, three Bafta nominations, three DGA nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, two Producers Guild nominations and two writers guild nominations. That's more than most get in a career, let alone a little over a decade. More

Posted by rawlinson at 11:10 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
I'm pissed about Christopher Nolan getting ignored every single time, too. Even if he doesn't win, he/his films at least deserve nominations... especially over some of the crap that ] get nominated. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 11:00 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
L: SRETRODUDE Dark knight rises, the most acclaimed film of 2012 gets one 1 Nomination. It's a joke. Chris Nolan deserves to be recognised for his achievements and is ignored just because it's a Batman film. It isn't a ordinary superhero film, it's an emotional journey with twists and suspense. It was shot on IMAX. How can anyone blinded by the stunning quality shot by Wally Pfister and heart pounding score from Hans Zimmer? I Blame the golden globes. Every time they've announced the n More

Posted by rawlinson at 10:56 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
L: SRETRODUDE ight rises, the most acclaimed film of 2012ne 1 Nomination. It's a joke. Chris Nolan deserves to be recognised for his achievements and is ignored just because it's a Batman film. It isn't a ordinary superhero film, it's an emotional journey with twists and suspense. It was shot on IMAX. How can anyone blinded by the stunning quality shot by Wally Pfister and heart pounding score from Hans Zimmer? I Blame the golden globes. Every time they've announced the nominations all th More

Posted by Harry Tuttle at 10:49 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

NOLAN SNUBBED AGAIN
Dark knight rises, the most acclaimed film of 2012 gets one 1 Nomination. It's a joke. Chris Nolan deserves to be recognised for his achievements and is ignored just because it's a Batman film. It isn't a ordinary superhero film, it's an emotional journey with twists and suspense. It was shot on IMAX. How can anyone blinded by the stunning quality shot by Wally Pfister and heart pounding score from Hans Zimmer? I Blame the golden globes. Every time they've announced the nominations all the other More

Posted by SRETRODUDE at 10:38 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: it's FAKE
L: elab49 Bit baffled that Seven Psychopaths is British but what the hey - awards for it are fine. ow do they base that? Director nationality? Because if so then McDonagh is fine, he holds dual citizenship and was born in London. It also had a lot of British studio input, so that's probably why. More

Posted by rawlinson at 10:30 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: it's FAKE
L: elab49 Bit baffled that Seven Psychopaths is British but what the hey - awards for it are fine. omeone should remind them where our borders end nowadays... More

Posted by AxlReznor at 10:25 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: it's FAKE
I guess that means everyone can see the films before the awards. Bit baffled that Seven Psychopaths is British but what the hey - awards for it are fine. Ben Affleck as best actor is slightly hilarious. More

Posted by elab49 at 10:20 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: it's FAKE
L: Hughezyvstheworld all this films nominated that haven't even had a UK release date? shouldn't that be so sort've rule? t is. Any film that's released in the UK between 1st of Jan and the beginning of Feb this year are eligible by being screened to Academy members before the end of December last year. If the studio made a film available for those screenings then it can be voted for. More

Posted by rawlinson at 10:03 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: pander to the oscars more please
Where is The Impossible nominations ffs!! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 09:55 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

pander to the oscars more please
Lincoln released on the 25th of January. Get 10 noms. a bit of a joke... More

Posted by Hingway Films at 09:23 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

it's FAKE
all this films nominated that haven't even had a UK release date? shouldn't that be so sort've rule? but now, at least we get to have our photo taken with that actor that's popular at the minute..... ugh. More

Posted by Hughezyvstheworld at 09:17 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

Snubbing The Hobbit I see.... More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 08:51 on 09 January 2013 | Report This Post

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