The 2012 BAFTA Nominees Are …

Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger announced the 2012 BAFTA Film nominations this morning.

It’s not surprising to see that The Artist is yet again leading the nominations at another Awards ceremony. The Artist is up for 12 awards, including Best Film, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin and Best Actress for Berenice Bejo

The BAFTAs have similar nominations to all of the other awards show except there is one film that has been overlooked by other Awards organisations but features prominently at the BAFTAs. That film is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. It garnered 11 nominations, including Best Actor for Gary Oldham.

Other films to have featured heavily in today’s nominations are Hugo (9 nominations), My Week With Marilyn (6 nominations), and The Help  and War Horse (both picked up 5 nominations.

The Irish are being represented at the BAFTAs by Michael Fassbender (Best Actor) and Chris O’Dowd (Rising Star).

While Brendan Gleeson missed out on a nomination for his performance in The Guard, John Michael McDonagh received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay

Rounding out the Best Actor category George Clooney and Brad Pitt also feature in the Best Actor category.

It’s not surprising to see Meryl Streep in the Best Actress category, for her performance of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Joining Streep and Bejo in this category are Tilda Swinton, Michelle Williams and Viola Davis.

Stephen Fry will be hosting The BAFTA Awards on Sunday 12th February 2012, at the London Royal Opera House. BBC1 will broadcast the show.

Below is a full list of the nominees

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)

Foreign language film:
• Incendies
• Pina
• Potiche
• A Separation
• The Skin I Live In

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

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

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

Original screenplay:
• The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
• Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
• The Guard – John Michael McDonagh
• The Iron Lady – Abi Morgan
• Midnight In Paris – Woody Allen

Adapted screenplay:
• The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
• The Help – Tate Taylor
• The Ides Of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
• Moneyball – Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

Original music:
• The Artist
• The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
• Hugo
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• War Horse

Cinematography:
• The Artist
• The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
• Hugo
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• War Horse

Editing:
• The Artist
• Drive
• Hugo
• Senna
• Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

Production design:
• The Artist
• Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
• Hugo
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• War Horse

Costume design:
• The Artist
• Hugo
• Jane Eyre
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Make up & hair:
• The Artist
• Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
• Hugo
• The Iron Lady
• My Week With Marilyn

Sound:
•    The Artist
•    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
•    Hugo
•    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
•    War Horse

Special visual effects:
• The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
• Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
• Hugo
• Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
• War Horse

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 (previously announced, and voted by the public)
• Adam Deacon
• Chris Hemsworth
• Chris O’Dowd
• Eddie Redmayne
• Tom Hiddleston

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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