2012 BAFTA Nominations

January 17, 2012 By Mike B

The BAFTA nominations have arrived, and some smaller films like Attack the Block and the Guard finally get some love. There’s also some nominations that keep it real, like Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids getting a nom for Supporting Actress. Additionally, Gary Oldman finally gets a little more love for his role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Hopefully Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t bump Oldman out of his Oscar spot, but I’m counting on it. The full list of nominations is below…

Best Film
The Artist
The Descendants
(finally, on the board)
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding British Film

My Week With Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin (my vote)

Outstanding Debut by A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Attack The Block
, Joe Cornish (Director/Writer) (hell. yes.)
Black Pond
, Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
 Ralph Fiennes (Director) (half the audience I watched this with was put to sleep)
, Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
, Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

Film Not In The English Language
, Denis Villeneuve, Luc Déry, Kim McGraw
, Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel
, François Ozon, Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
A Separation, Asghar Farhadi
The Skin I Live In
, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar (He’s still got it)

George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Project Nim

Animated Film
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango (
Deserves every win for Best Animated Film)

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 (what?!?)
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 (Oldman can play everyone else’s role on this list, but not everyone on this list can play his role in TTSS)
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 (wait, Jonah Hill?)
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 (steals every scene she’s in)
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Original Music
The Artist
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (
made the film better and more distinct from Swedish original)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

The Artist
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

The Artist
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

Production Design
The Artist
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Costume Design
The Artist
Jane Eyre
My Week With Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Make Up & Hair
The Artist
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Iron Lady
My Week With Marilyn

The Artist
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
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
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
War Horse

Short Animation
Bobby Yeah
A Morning Stroll

Short Film
Mwansa The Great
Only Sound Remains
Pitch Black Heist
Two And Two

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award
Adam Deacon
Chris Hemsworth
Chris O’Dowd
Eddie Redmayne
Tom Hiddleston (best actor in Thor)

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