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‘Lincoln’ Leads 2013 BAFTA Nominations (But No Nod For Spielberg)

'Lincoln' Leads 2013 BAFTA Nominations (But No Nod For Spielberg)

The 2013 British Academy Film Award nominations have been announced, with Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" leading the pack with 10 (though Spielberg himself was not nominated for best director — which does not bode well for its chances of winning BAFTA's top prize).

"Les Misérables" and "Life of Pi" were each nominated in nine categories, while "Skyfall" had eight nominations and "Argo" seven. "Zero Dark Thirty" joined all the aforementioned in the best film category — save "Skyfall," which most expected would most definitely make the cut.

Other snubs included Tom Hooper missing out on a best director nomination (Michael Haneke and Quentin Tarantino replaced him and Spielberg), Denzel Washington and John Hawkes not getting best actor nods (but Ben Affleck somehow did, suggesting "Argo" is perhaps the overall frontrunner here), and Naomi Watts failing to making the best actress cut. Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio were also left out, in favor of Javier Bardem and Christoph Waltz in the best supporting actor race. And in the biggest surprise, the BAFTAs also shut out the homegrown "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" cast, including Judi Dench (though she did get a nod for "Skyfall") and Maggie Smith.

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What does this all say about tomorrow's Oscar nominations? Well, it doesn't look good for "Skyfall" making the best picture cut, or for Maggie Smith and Robert DeNiro's chances in the supporting categories. But its definitely a nice boost for "Argo," as well as Judi Dench (for "Skyfall," at least), Javier Bardem, Christoph Waltz, Emmanuelle Riva, Marion Cotillard, Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix, who may not be the odd man out in Oscar's tight best actor race afterall.

Full list of nominations:
 
BEST FILM
ARGO Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
LES MISÉRABLES Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
LIFE OF PI Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark
LINCOLN Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
ZERO DARK THIRTY Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison
 
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
ANNA KARENINA Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster, Tom Stoppard
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL John Madden, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Ol Parker
LES MISÉRABLES Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh, William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
SKYFALL Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan
 
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
BART LAYTON (Director), DIMITRI DOGANIS (Producer) The Imposter
DAVID MORRIS (Director), JACQUI MORRIS (Director/Producer) McCullin
DEXTER FLETCHER (Director/Writer), DANNY KING (Writer) Wild Bill
JAMES BOBIN (Director) The Muppets
TINA GHARAVI (Director/Writer) I Am Nasrine
 
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
AMOUR Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz
HEADHUNTERS Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn
THE HUNT Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
RUST AND BONE Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux
UNTOUCHABLE Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun
 
DOCUMENTARY
THE IMPOSTER Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis
MARLEY Kevin Macdonald, Steve Bing, Charles Steel
McCULLIN David Morris, Jacqui Morris
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
WEST OF MEMPHIS Amy Berg
 
ANIMATED FILM
BRAVE Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
FRANKENWEENIE Tim Burton
PARANORMAN Sam Fell, Chris Butler
 
DIRECTOR
AMOUR Michael Haneke
ARGO Ben Affleck
DJANGO UNCHAINED Quentin Tarantino
LIFE OF PI Ang Lee
ZERO DARK THIRTY Kathryn Bigelow

Screenplays, acting and more on the next page.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
AMOUR Michael Haneke
DJANGO UNCHAINED Quentin Tarantino
THE MASTER Paul Thomas Anderson
MOONRISE KINGDOM Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
ZERO DARK THIRTY Mark Boal
 
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
ARGO Chris Terrio
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
LIFE OF PI David Magee
LINCOLN Tony Kushner
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK David O. Russell
 
LEADING ACTOR
BEN AFFLECK Argo
BRADLEY COOPER Silver Linings Playbook
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS Lincoln
HUGH JACKMAN Les Misérables
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 Misérables
HELEN HUNT The Sessions
JUDI DENCH Skyfall
SALLY FIELD Lincoln
 
ORIGINAL MUSIC
ANNA KARENINA Dario Marianelli
ARGO Alexandre Desplat
LIFE OF PI Mychael Danna
LINCOLN John Williams
SKYFALL Thomas Newman
 
CINEMATOGRAPHY
ANNA KARENINA Seamus McGarvey
LES MISÉRABLES Danny Cohen
LIFE OF PI Claudio Miranda
LINCOLN Janusz Kaminski
SKYFALL Roger Deakins
 
EDITING
ARGO William Goldenberg
DJANGO UNCHAINED Fred Raskin
LIFE OF PI Tim Squyres
SKYFALL Stuart Baird
ZERO DARK THIRTY Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg
 
PRODUCTION DESIGN
ANNA KARENINA Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
LES MISÉRABLES Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
LIFE OF PI David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
LINCOLN Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
SKYFALL Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock
 
COSTUME DESIGN
ANNA KARENINA Jacqueline Durran
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
LES MISÉRABLES Paco Delgado
LINCOLN Joanna Johnston
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN Colleen Atwood
 
MAKE UP & HAIR
ANNA KARENINA Ivana Primorac
HITCHCOCK Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
LES MISÉRABLES Lisa Westcott
LINCOLN Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou
 
SOUND
DJANGO UNCHAINED Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge, Chris Ward
LES MISÉRABLES Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst
LIFE OF PI Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill
SKYFALL Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers
 
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
LIFE OF PI Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer
MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE Nominees TBC
PROMETHEUS Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth
 
SHORT ANIMATION
HERE TO FALL Kris Kelly, Evelyn McGrath
I’M FINE THANKS Eamonn O'Neill
THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson
 
SHORT FILM
THE CURSE Fyzal Boulifa, Gavin Humphries
GOOD NIGHT Muriel d'Ansembourg, Eva Sigurdardottir
SWIMMER Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw
TUMULT Johnny Barrington, Rhianna Andrews
THE VOORMAN PROBLEM Mark Gill, Baldwin Li
 
THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
ELIZABETH OLSEN
ANDREA RISEBOROUGH
SURAJ SHARMA
JUNO TEMPLE
ALICIA VIKANDER

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Claire Marino

Affleck and not Anthony Hopkins ? Madness…….

GE

Life of Pi received 10 nominations, too. Are you trying to imply that the Rising Star award is a joke?

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I really dont understand why the great Naomi Watts was not nominated for her wonderful tour de force performace in The Impossible. It is a really pity because she gave the Best Female Performace of the year. She is really the most talented but also the most underrated actress in the movie business know a days.

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I hope Marion Cotillard be nominated to the Academy Awards for Rust and Bone

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No Leo? No Denzel ? And to top it of, you give a movie 10 nods but leave out it's director ??? wow this is a weird list :p

ceco kostov

wait arent this UK awards ? why are there so many american films

Hamid

oh,my god…where is denzel..?leo dicaprio?..i cant belive..
Argo and afflek is politic…very bad…argo is easy film..but flight_looper…

Ali

Why don't we just apply to become the 51st state or something??? I am ashamed to consider myself a part-Brit. 3 British Actors… the fewest that we have nominated in the past 20 years (didn't bother to look any further), only the 56th BAFTAs came close with just 4, and mind you, there were fewer acting slots before 2000 and our actors still managed to rake 7 plus nods out of 16. What a shame! If I were Day-Lewis, Dench or Mirren, I would boycott the proceedings.

Michael

Pretty sure this is how the Oscar nods will play out excluding Helen Mirren and Ben Affleck. Naomi Watts and Denzel W. will probably get slotted in there. Still not sure about the Jackman thing though. All the performances and direction for LES MISERABLES are average at best. Wish there was more love for MOONRISE KINGDOM.

THOR

Acting nomination for Affleck is the biggest surprise here.

Roger

Technically didn't 'Life of Pi' get 10 nominations since the lead actor Suraj Sharma was nominated for the Rising Star Award?

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