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‘Lincoln,’ ‘Les Miserables’ & ‘Life Of Pi’ Lead BAFTA Nominations, Haneke & Tarantino On Best Director List

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' & 'Life Of Pi' Lead BAFTA Nominations, Haneke & Tarantino On Best Director List

This week is so awards-heavy that the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (or BAFTA, to their mum) had to squeeze their announcement in at 7.30 GMT, a time when it’s dark in the U.K, New York and Los Angeles. And while BAFTA can often back British fare over the films that have otherwise dominated the awards conversation, this year saw them stick fairly closely to the awards narrative in general, with “Skyfall,” “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Anna Karenina” all failing to sweep the board in the way that some had suggested (though all made the ‘Best British Film’ nominees).

Lincoln” leads the field with ten, with “Les Miserables” and “Life of Pi” just behind with nine (though if you include Suraj Sharma‘s nod in the voted-for-by-the-public Rising Star Award, it takes the latter up to ten). Interestingly enough, of the three, only Ang Lee got a Best Director nomination, with the DGA-nominated Tom Hooper and Steven Spielberg falling out, and Quentin Tarantino and Michael Haneke stepping in for “Django Unchained” and “Amour” respectively, and both helmers also picking up script nominations.

‘Django’ got five nominations in total, but missed out in the Best Film category, while “Skyfall” picked up eight, including supporting nods for Javier Bardem and Judi Dench, but no Best Film nod, while “Argo” took seven, including nominations as both Best Director and Best Actor for Ben Affleck. “Zero Dark Thirty” took five nominations, but mostly in major categories; Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress, for Jessica Chastain.

The Master” had a strong showing in the acting categories, with three nominations, while Christoph Waltz beat out co-star Leonardo DiCaprio for a Supporting Actor nomination, John Hawkes and Denzel Washington missed out in the Leading Actor category in favor of Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix, and “Amour” star Emmanuelle Riva made the cut in Best Actress, alongside Helen Mirren for “Hitchcock.” “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” both had a disappointing haul, both only taking screenplay nominations, while “Seven Psychopaths” beat out “Sightseers” for the fifth Best British Film slot.

All in all, it’s another year in which BAFTA leaned closer to the tastes of the Academy than they would have a decade ago, and we’d expect many of the categories below to match up closely when it comes to the Oscar nominations tomorrow morning. We’d say that “Skyfall” missing out on a Best Film nod (whereas “Les Miserables” made both that and Best British Film) indicates it’s not going to be in the Best Picture line-up with the Academy, given that the Brits were always going to go for it more. But that said, it does have eight nominations (although again, crucially, not Best Director), so don’t rule it out entirely.

We’d also maintain that “The Master” and “Amour,” despite good showings here, aren’t going to do as well with the Academy, although we’d concur that only a single nomination for “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” means that we’re feeling a bit shaky about our Best Picture prediction for that film. Reading between the lines, we’d say that there’s a lot of love in the big-ticket categories for “Argo” (a nomination for Affleck is the biggest surprise here, and indicative of how much voters love the film), and, more surprisingly, for ‘Django,’ reflected in the nominations for Director and Supporting Actor, and we’re a little more confident about its Best Picture chances as a result. Between the DGA yesterday and the BAFTAs today, it’s also worth noting that “Life Of Pi” is gathering steam too — helped, no doubt, by the film’s massive box office in the U.K, where it’s outperforming “The King’s Speech” at the same point in release.

You’ll be able to find out who wins the BAFTAs on Sunday February 10th, and you can check back here for the results then.

Rising Star Award
Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander

Short Film
“The Curse”
“Good Night”
“The Voorman Project”

Short Animation
“Here To Fall”
“I’m Fine Thanks”
“The Making Of Longbird”

Outstanding British Debut
Bart Layton, Dimitri 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 & Bone”
“The Intouchables”

Original Music
Dario Marianelli – “Anna Karenina”
Alexandre Desplat – “Argo”
Mychael Danna – “Life Of Pi”
John Williams – “Lincoln”
Thomas Newman – “Skyfall”

Seamus McGarvey – “Anna Karenina”
Danny Cohen – “Les Miserables”
Claudio Miranda – “Life Of Pi”
Janusz Kaminski – “Lincoln”
Roger Deakins – “Skyfall”

William Goldenberg – “Argo”
Fred Raskin – “Django Unchained”
Tim Squyres – “Life Of Pi”
Stuart Baird -“Skyfall”
Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Production Design
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – “Anna Karenina”
Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson – “Les Miserables”
David Gropman, Anna Pinnock – “Life Of Pi”
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson – “Lincoln”
Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock – “Skyfall”

Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran – “Anna Karenina”
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor – “Great Expectations”
Paco Delgado – “Les Miserables”
Joanna Johnston – “Lincoln”
Colleen Atwood – “Snow White & The Huntsman”

Make Up & Hair
Ivana Primorac – “Anna Karenina”
Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger – “Hitchcock”
Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rink Findlater – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Lisa Westcott – “Les Miserables”
Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou – “Lincoln”

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

Special Visual Effects
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Life Of Pi”
“Marvel Avengers Assemble”

Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio – “Argo”
Benh Zeitlin & Lucy Alibar – “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”
David Magee – “Life Of Pi”
Tony Kushner – “Lincoln”
David O Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”

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”

Animated Film

“The Imposter”
“Searching For Sugar Man”
“West Of Memphis”

Michael Haneke – “Amour”
Ben Affleck – “Argo”
Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
Ang Lee – “Life Of Pi”
Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – “The Master”
Judi Dench – “Skyfall”
Sally Field – “Lincoln”
Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”

Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin – “Argo”
Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”
Javier Bardem – “Skyfall”
Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”

Leading Actor
Ben Affleck – “Argo”
Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”

Leading Actress
Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard – “Rust & Bone”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Helen Mirren – “Hitchcock”
Emmanuel Riva – “Amour”

British Film
“Anna Karenina”
“Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Miserables”
“Seven Psychopaths”

Best Film
“Les Miserables”
“Life Of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

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