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Lincoln leads BAFTA nominations, followed by Les Mis and Life of Pi

Skyfall surprises with eight nominations; other top nominees include Argo, Anna Karenina, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty.

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As the BAFTA nominations were announced this morning in London, Lincoln leads the pack with ten nominations. Les Misérables and Life of Pi follow closely with nine each; Skyfall has eight nominations, especially strong for a Bond film (the franchise has won only two BAFTAs in its history); Argo has seven; Anna Karenina has six.

Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty have five apiece; The Master and Amour have four; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Silver Linings Playbook have three each; Hitchcock, Rust And Bone, The Imposter and McCullin have two each.

Leading distributors are Universal with 25 nominations and Fox with 24.

The Master is notable for its three acting noms for Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams; in addition to Original Screenplay.

Snubs

Notable snubs include Quartet and The Impossible being shut out and Mike Newell’s Great Expectations only garnering a nod for costume. British directors Tom Hooper has not been nominated for Best Director for Les Mis nor Joe Wright for Anna Karenina. Also, Steven Spielberg wasn’t nominated for Best Director for Lincoln. Box office hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is only nominated for Outstanding British Film despite its top British cast.

Lauded American indies Beasts of the Southern Wild and Moonrise Kingdom only managed one nomination each in the screenplay categories. Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t manage a Supporting Actor nomination for Django Unchained, and that film was also shutout from Best Film. The Dark Knight Rises only managed a single nomination, for visual effects.

There were also no nominations for Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers or Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio. The last two had performed well at this year’s BIFAs.

Foreign nominees

French actresses Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone) and Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) are nominated in the Best Actress category as well as their films being recognised in Best Film Not In The English Language. The other foreign nominees are Headhunters, The Hunt and Untouchable. Unlike the Oscars, BAFTA allows more than one film from each country (for example, France represented by both Rust And Bone and Untouchable.)

The Documentary Category, reintroduced by BAFTA last year, has nominees The Imposter, McCullin, Marley, Searching For Sugar Man and West of Memphis. Three of those films, McCullin, Marley and West of Memphis, aren’t on the Oscar shortlist.

The Animated Film nominees are Brave, Frankenweenie and ParaNorman. Films left off the list include Wreck-It Ralph and Rise of the Guardians.

The British Debut category includes The Imposter, McCullin, Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut Wild Bill and more surprising choices James Bobin for directing The Muppets, and Tina Gharavi for writing and directing the little-seen I Am Nasrine.

Top nominees

Of the top three nominees, Lincoln is nominated for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for Leading Actor, Tommy Lee Jones is nominated for Supporting Actor and Sally Field is nominated for Supporting Actress.

Les Misérables is nominated for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up & Hair and Sound. Hugh Jackman is nominated for Leading Actor and Anne Hathaway for Supporting Actress.

The nine nominations for Life of Pi are in the categories Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, Special Visual Effects and Director for Ang Lee.

The Awards, hosted by Stephen Fry, will be held on Feb 10 at London’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Lincoln also leads the Golden Globe nominations; all eyes will now be on tomorrow’s Oscar nominations.

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

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, previously announced)

  • ELIZABETH OLSEN
  • ANDREA RISEBOROUGH
  • SURAJ SHARMA
  • JUNO TEMPLE
  • ALICIA VIKANDER

Readers' comments (5)

  • British voters shutting out Quartet makes me squirm with embarrassment. This is a beautifully written, exquisitely performed film that captures a peculiarly British blend of caustic and heartfelt. If we can vote for Rust and Bone, Silver Linings Playbook, (leaving to one side the storytelling quality of other British films that have been nominated) why sideline our own work? Is this about international stars coming to BAFTA or are the awards a way of highlighting great work for an international audience?

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  • I think the nominations are v good and represent the great diversity of the movies we see.
    Personally I found Quartet boring and of little significance in such a strong year (see Amour for a movie about getting old) I thought we were incredibly generous to Les Miserables as a flawed British film.

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  • Quartet is a beautiful film full of heart, wit and subtle wisdom. I am amazed that British voters have overlooked Dame Maggie Smith's funny and heart felt performance.

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  • What about Aardman's PIRATES in the animation category?! C'mon BAFTA!!

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  • Come on Pirates was so v poor

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