The Artist tops BAFTA nominations

The homage to silent movies was victorious at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night and seems set to repeat that performance.

Nominations for the BAFTAs were announced this morning, with The Artist leading the pack. The French film is in the running for the coveted best film prize, as is The Descendants, Drive, The Help and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Michel Hazanavicius is up for the best director gong, alongside Nicolas Winding Refn, Martin Scorsese, Tomas Alfredson and Lynne Ramsay.
The Artist’s stars have also been praised for their roles, with Jean Dujardin in the running for best actor and Bérénice Bejo nominated for the female version of the prize.

Others battling it out to be named best actor are Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, George Clooney and Michael Fassbender. For the women, either Bérénice, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Tilda Swinton or Viola Davis will triumph.

Other prizes The Artist could pick up include best original screenplay, best music, best editing and best costume design.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has also done well, scooping 11 nominations. Among those are best British film, best adapted screenplay and best production design.

Martin Scorsese’s first foray into family films Hugo could take nine prizes, while My Week with Marilyn has six nominations and The Help and War Horse both managed five.

In two other big categories, either Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent, Jonah Hill, Kenneth Branagh or Philip Seymour Hoffman will be named best supporting actor.

For the women, Carey Mulligan, Jessica Chastain, Dame Judi Dench, Melissa McCarthy or Octavia Spencer could triumph.

The 2012 BAFTA Awards will be held at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden on February 12.
2012 BAFTA Awards nominations:
Best Film

The Artist - Thomas Langmann
The Descendants - Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Drive - Marc Platt, Adam Siegel
The Help - Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo

Outstanding British Film

My Week With Marilyn - Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian Hodges
Senna - Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey
Shame - Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Abi Morgan
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Tomas Alfredson, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo, Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan
We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno, Rory Stewart Kinnear

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
Coriolanus - Ralph Fiennes (Director)
Submarine - Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

Film Not In The English Language

Incendies - Denis Villeneuve, Luc Déry, Kim McGraw
Pina - Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel
Potiche - François Ozon, Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
A Separation - Asghar Farhadi
The Skin I Live In - Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar


George Harrison: Living In The Material World - Martin Scorsese
Project Nim - James Marsh, Simon Chinn
Senna - Asif Kapadia

Animated Film

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn - Steven Spielberg
Arthur Christmas - Sarah Smith
Rango - Gore Verbinski


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

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

Leading Actor

Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame

Leading Actress

Bérénice 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


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


The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
Drive - Mat Newman
Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker
Senna - Gregers Sall, Chris King
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy - Dino Jonsater

Production Design

The Artist - Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - Stuart Craig, Stephenie Mcmillan
Hugo - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
War Horse - Rick Carter, Lee Sandales

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

Make Up & Hair

The Artist - Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
Hugo - Morag Ross, Jan Archibald
The Iron Lady - Marese Langan
My Week With Marilyn - Jenny Shircore


The Artist - Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener
Hugo - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley
War Horse - Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns

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

Short Animation

Abuelas - Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, Francesca Gardiner
Bobby Yeah - Robert Morgan
A Morning Stroll - Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe

Short Film

Chalk - Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, James Bolton, Ilaria Bernardini
Mwansa The Great - Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet
Only Sound Remains - Arash Ashtiani, Anshu Poddar
Pitch Black Heist - John Maclean, Gerardine O'flynn
Two And Two - Babak Anvari, Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award (Voted For By The Public)

Adam Deacon
Chris Hemsworth
Chris O’dowd
Eddie Redmayne
Tom Hiddleston