BAFTA: The Nominations Are In…

January 17, 2012 by  
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The BAFTA nominations are in and there are no prizes for guessing which all-singing, all-dancing, black and white screen treat is leading the way?

That’s right, The Artist is up for an outstanding 12 awards, including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and the biggy, Best Film.

Tinker Tailor Solider Spy has also garnered an impressive 11 nominations while Martin Scorsese’s Hugo has 9 noms to its name.

No Best Film nomination for Spielberg epic, War Horse, while coming up on the outside lane, trendy action flick, Drive, appears on the list.

We were pleased to see that George Harrison: Living In The Material World was recognised for an award as Best Documentary but might struggle to conquer the category with tough competition from Senna and Project Nim.

My Week With Marilyn, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Shame, We Need to Talk About Kevin and Senna will go head to head in the Best British Film category. With such a critically successful bunch in the running it is hard to pick a favourite at this point in the BAFTA race.

Once again, no mention of Olivia Colman for her role in Tyrannosaur? We really do object.

And one further objection, your honour: John Williams’ score for War Horse as Best Original Music? Williams might be a cinema legend who brought many of us the awe-inspiring soundtracks to our film-watching youths, but the War Horse soundtrack? As if Spielberg’s sugary sweet tale of love and loss wasn’t sugary sweet enough, Williams oozing soundtrack left no emotional stone unturned and force fed us sentiment via soaring violins. Not his most subtle achievement to date.

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.

Here is an abridged list of the most notable 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)

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

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

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

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

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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