The 2013 BAFTA Nominees Are …

BaftaAwards season is just around the corner (literally, the Golden Globes will kick everything off on Sunday night), so this week sees a number of nominations being announced.

The Director’s Guild of America announced theirs yesterday (Ben Affleck joins the illustrious company of Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper and Kathryn Bigelow), he IFTAs (Irish Film and Television Awards) and the Razzies announced theirs today (more info on both of those in another post), and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, better known as the Oscars/Academy Awards, will make its big announcement tomorrow.

This morning Jeremy Irvine and Alice Eve announced the the BAFTA nominations at the Academy’s Picadilly Headquarters.

Leading the field with 10 nominations is Lincoln, including nominations for Daniel Day Lewis (Lead Actor), Sally Field (Supporting Actress) and Stephen Spielberg (Director)

Battling it out with Lincoln is Les Misérables and Life of Pi, both picking up 9 nominations a piece; and the highest ever grossing Bond film, Skyfall, which was nominated in 8 categories, but was not deemed worthy enough for a best film nomination (it was recognised in the Outstanding British film category) and no nomination for Daniel Craig – however Javier Bardem and Judi Dench were both recognised.

Ben Affleck’s critically acclaimed Argo picked up 8 nominations – including 2 for himself, Leading Actor and Director.

Up against Affleck and Daniel Day Lewis in the Leading Actor category are Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) Lewis and Australia’s Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean, Les Misérables).

See below for the full list of nominations

Best Film

Les Miserables
Life Of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Outstanding British Film

Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Seven Psychopaths

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Bart Layton, Dimitro Doganis – The Imposter
David Morris, Jacqui Morris – McCullin
Dexter Fletcher, Danny King – Wild Bill
James Bobin – The Muppets
Tina Gharavi – I Am Nasrine

Film Not in the English Language

The Hunt
Rust And Bone


The Imposter
Searching For Sugar Man
West Of Memphis

Animated Film



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 Miserables
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 Miserables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Sally Field – Lincoln

Original Music

Anna Karenina
Life Of Pi


Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi


Django Unchained
Life Of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Production Design

Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi

Costume Design

Anna Karenina
Great Expectations
Les Miserables
Snow White And The Huntsman

Make-up and Hair

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables


Django Unchained
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi

Special Visual Effects

The Dark Night Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life Of Pi
Marvel Avengers Assemble

Short Animation

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

Short Film

The Curse
Good Night
The Voorman Problem

THE EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander

Watch Jeremy Irivine and Alice Eve announce the nominations

The 65th Annual BAFTAs will be presented at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday 10 February.

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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