Nominations For The 2013 BAFTA Awards

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominations for this year’s awards ceremony that’s taking place on February 10th.Usually every single year, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominate some out of left field choices for Best Film. This year, however, the Academy nominated films that are most likely going to be nominated for Oscars tomorrow morning. It’s no surprise that Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads with ten total nominations. Les Miserables and Life of Pi trail slightly behind Lincoln with a total of nine nominations each (ten nominations for Life of Pi if you count Suraj Sharma’s nomination for the Rising Star Award). Despite the fact that both Lincoln and Les Miserables were nominated in multiple categories, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hooper surprisingly did not make the cut for Best Director.

The latest Bond flick Skyfall earned a total of eight nominations but was not nominated for Best Film. Not trailing far behind is Ben Affleck’s Argo with a total of seven awards including Best Director, Best Film, and Best Actor. Zero Dark Thirty ended up with a total of five nominations including Best Director, Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress. David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook was snubbed from Best Film, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor. The film did earn nominations however for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Other distinct snubs include a Best Supporting Actor nomination for both Robert Deniro (Silver Linings Playbook) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained). I also have to question exactly why John Hawkes wasn’t given a nomination for his incredible performance in The Sessions. The following is the full list of nominees:

BEST FILM

Argo
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Anna Karenina 
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Seven Psychopaths
Skyfall

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR, OR PRODUCER

The Impossible-Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer)
McCullin-David Morris (Director), Jacqui Morris (Director/Producer)
Wild Bill-Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer), Danny King (Writer) 
The Muppets-James Bobin (Director) 
I Am Nasrine-Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer) 

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Amour
Headhunters
The Hunt
Rust and Bone
Untouchable

DOCUMENTARY

The Imposter
Marley
McCullin
Searching For Sugar Man
West Of Memphis

ANIMATED FILM

Brave
Frankenweenie
Paranorman

DIRECTOR

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 and Roman Coppola-Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal-Zero Dark Thirty

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Chris Terrio-Argo
Lucy Alibar and 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

Dario Marianelli-Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat-Argo
Mychael Danna-Life of Pi
John Williams-Lincoln
Thomas Newman-Skyfall

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

EDITING

Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina
Great Expectations
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Snow White and the Huntsman

MAKE UP & HAIR

Anna Karenina
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Lincoln

SOUND

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

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel: Avengers Assemble
Prometheus

SHORT ANIMATION

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

SHORT FILM

The Curse
Good Night
Swimmer
Tumult
The Voorman Problem

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD

Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander 

The BAFTA Awards will air on February 10th. The awards ceremony takes place at London’s Royal Opera House. What do you think of the nominations? Post your thoughts in the comment section below.

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