BAFTA Nominations Announced

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BAFTA Nominations Announced

Awards season hits its full stride now as the nominees for the Orange British Academy Film Awards have been announced, coming ahead just a week before the Oscar nominations announcement. And with no surprise to anyone, considering this is the BAFTA’s, The King’s Speech leads the way with a massive 14 nominations with Black Swan trailing with a very impressive 12.

What is always interesting about the BAFTA’s is there ability to find some welcome changes to some of the other awards ceremonies. Firstly unlike the foolish Golden Globes, BAFTA’s have not left out the Coen Bros’ True Grit, which picked up 8 nods, and have placed Hailee Steinfeld in the Leading Actress category (which is where she deserves to be). There is also much love for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which has also been ignored by the US ceremonies, including a very deserved nomination for Noomi Rapace.

Less loved is The Social Network, which picked up just 6, although in very major categories including Best Film and Director. Also largely ignored is Mike Leigh’s beautiful Another Year which is kind of unforgivable on the behalf of the British Academy, still there was a nomination for Lesley Manville in the Supporting Actress category. Duly deserved it is too. I can predict now this will be a regal year and The King’s Speech (perhaps undeservedly) will clean up at the ceremony on February 13th.

BEST FILM
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
127 Hours
Another Year
Four Lions
Made in Dagenham
The King’s Speech

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Four Lions
Monsters
Skeletons
The Arbor

DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan
Danny Boyle for 127 Hours
David Fincher for The Social Network
Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan for Inception

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Black Swan – Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin
Inception – Christopher Nolan
The Fighter – Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
The Kids Are All Right – Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko
The King’s Speech – David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours – Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3 – Michael Ardnt
True Grit – Joel & Ethan Coen

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Biutiful
I Am Love
Of Gods and Men
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Secret in their Eyes

ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3

LEADING ACTOR
Javier Bardem for Biutiful
Jeff Bridges for True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network
Colin Firth for The King’s Speech
James Franco for 127 Hours

LEADING ACTRESS
Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right
Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman for Black Swan
Noomi Rapace for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld for True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale for The Fighter
Andrew Garfield for The Social Network
Pete Postlethwaite for The Town
Mark Ruffalo for The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush for The King’s Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams for The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter for The King’s Speech
Barbara Hershey for Black Swan
Lesley Manville for Another Year
Miranda Richardson for Made in Dagenham

ORIGINAL MUSIC
127 Hours – AR Rahman
Alice in Wonderland – Danny Elfman
How to Train Your Dragon – John Powell
Inception – Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 Hours – Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak
Black Swan – Matthew Libatique
Inception – Wally Pfister
The King’s Speech – Danny Cohen
True Grit – Roger Deakins

EDITING
127 Hours – Jon Harris
Black Swan – Andrew Weisblum
Inception Lee Smith
The King’s Speech – Tariq Anwar
The Social Network – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland – Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
Black Swan – Thérèse DePrez, Tora Peterson
Inception Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
The King’s Speech – Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
True Grit – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood
Black Swan – Amy Westcott
The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan
Made in Dagenham – Louise Stjernsward
True Grit – Mary Zophres

SOUND
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
Toy Story 3

MAKE UP & HAIR
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
The King’s Speech
Made in Dagenham

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD
(voted for by the public)
Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Tom Hardy
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

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