BAFTA Nominations 2013 Announced!

Lincoln has 10 nods; 9 for Pi and Mis


by Helen O'Hara |
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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.

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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.



Les Misérables

Life Of Pi


Zero Dark Thirty


Anna Karenina

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables

Seven Psychopaths



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




The Hunt

Rust And Bone



The Imposter



Searching For Sugar Man

West Of Memphis






Michael Haneke - Amour

Ben Affleck - Argo

Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Ang Lee - Life Of Pi

Kathryn Bigelow -* Zero Dark Thirty*


Michael Haneke - Amour

Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master

Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola - Moonrise Kingdom

Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty


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


Ben Affleck - Argo

Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master


Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Helen Mirren - Hitchcock

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone


Alan Arkin - Argo

Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Javier Bardem - Skyfall

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

Tommy Lee Jones -* Lincoln*


Amy Adams - The Master

Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables

Helen Hunt - The Sessions

Judi Dench - Skyfall

Sally Field - Lincoln


Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli

Argo - Alexandre Desplat

Life Of Pi - Mychael Danna

Lincoln - John Williams

Skyfall - Thomas Newman


Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey

Les Misérables - Danny Cohen

Life Of Pi - Claudio Miranda

Lincoln - J_anusz Kaminski_

Skyfall - Roger Deakins


Argo - William Goldenberg

Django Unchained - Fred Raskin

Life Of Pi - Tim Squyres

Skyfall - Stuart Baird

Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg


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


Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran

Great Expectations - Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

Les Misérables - Paco Delgado

LIincoln - Joanna Johnston

Snow White And The Huntsman - Colleen Atwood


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


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


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

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Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth


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