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Black Swan, King's Speech lead films on BAFTA longlist

The British Academy has announced the films longlisted for its 2011 awards, with Black Swan and The King’s Speech leading the pack, recognised in 15 categories each.

Inception and Made In Dagenham followed in 14 categories each, and The Social Network was listed in 13 categories. In 12 categories each were The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Alice In Wonderland, True Grit, Shutter Island, and The Fighter.

BAFTA’s 6,300 members have voted in their first round, selected from 207 entered films and now will vote from 15 longlisted films for the actual nominees (to be announced Jan 18). Members then vote a final time to determine the winners (some categories are voted for by only the specialist chapter in their category), which will be announced on Feb 13.

Among the surprises for longlisted films, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo had an unexpectedly strong showing in 12 categories (plus The Foreign Language nomination detailed below).

Ben Affleck’s The Town also struck a chord with BAFTA voters, getting 11 mentions (tied with Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours).

Mike Leigh’s Cannes hit Another Year has a comparably slim tally in five categories, but those include the most prestigious categories such as Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director.

Roman Polanski’s The Ghost, the UK-set thriller that recently won best film at the European Film Awards, was nearly snubbed, with only three categories longlisted.

British indies such as Four Lions, Monsters, and Tamara Drewe only were longlisted in one category each. UK homegrown hit StreetDance 3D isn’t longlisted yet, but the longlisted pack here doesn’t include two special prizes earmarked for British films.

Among multiple nominees, Leonardo DiCaprio is in the running for Lead Actor in both Inception and Shutter Island; Gemma Arterton is in the Leading Actress category for both Tamara Drewe and The Disappearance of Alice Creed. Likewise, Andrew Garfield is twice recognised in Supporting Actor category, for The Social Network and Never Let Me Go. Rosamund Pike is longlisted as both Lead Actress (Barney’s Version) and Supporting Actress (Made in Dagenham).

Three women from Black Swan — Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder and Mila Kunis — are all longlisted for Supporting Actress. Another trio of actresses is longlisted for Made In Dagenham — Pike, Miranda Richardson and Geraldine James.

Pete Postlethwaite, who died last week, is longlisted for his supporting role as Fergus ‘Fergie’ Colm in The Town.

It is also notable that two of those recognised for Leading Actress were in foreign-language films: Tilda Swinton in I Am Love and Noomi Rapace in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Four foreign-language titles are longlisted for screenplay awards: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Biutiful, I Am Love and Of Gods and Men.

Of UK distributors, Momentum has 45 mentions on the longlist, led by The King’s Speech, The Fighter and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, plus Another Year and Tamara Drewe.

Also, The British Academy has today unveiled the nominations for Best Film Not in the English Language. They are:

Biutiful
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Of Gods And Men
The Secret In Their Eyes

That category’s nominations are announced ahead of the other nominations because it allows members a longer period to view the foreign films.

The BAFTAs will be awarded on Feb 13.

BAFTA 2011 Awards Longlist

Best Film
127 Hours
Another Year
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Adapted Screenplay
127 Hours *
Alice In Wonderland
Barney’s Version
Brighton Rock
Despicable Me
The Ghost
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Never Let Me Go
Rabbit Hole
Shutter Island
The Social Network *
The Town
Toy Story 3 *
True Grit *
Winter’s Bone *

Director
127 Hours *
Alice In Wonderland
Another Year
Black Swan *
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Inception *
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech *
Made In Dagenham
Shutter Island
The Social Network *
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Original Screenplay
Another Year
Biutiful
Black Swan *
Blue Valentine
The Disappearance Of Alice Creed
The Fighter *
Four Lions
Get Low
Hereafter
I Am Love
Inception *
The Kids Are All Right *
The King’s Speech *
Made In Dagenham
Of Gods and Men

Make Up & Hair 
127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland *
Black Swan *
Brighton Rock
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 *
I Am Love
Inception
The King’s Speech *
Made In Dagenham *
Never Let Me Go
Shutter Island
The Social Network
True Grit

Special Visual Effects       
127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland *
Black Swan
Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 *
Hereafter
How To Train Your Dragon
Inception *
Iron Man 2 *
Kick-Ass
The King’s Speech
Monsters
Shutter Island
Toy Story 3
Tron Legacy *

Sound   
127 Hours *
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan *
Brighton Rock
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception *
The King’s Speech *
Made In Dagenham
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3 *
True Grit *

Editing  
127 Hours *
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan *
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception *
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech *
Made In Dagenham
Shutter Island
The Social Network *
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Costume Design
Alice In Wonderland *
Black Swan *
Brighton Rock
Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
I Am Love
Inception
Kick-Ass
The King’s Speech *
Made In Dagenham *
Never Let Me Go
Shutter Island
The Social Network
True Grit *

Production Design            
127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland *
Black Swan *
Brighton Rock
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 *
I Am Love
Inception *
The King’s Speech *
Made In Dagenham
Never Let Me Go
Shutter Island *
The Social Network
True Grit *

Cinematography
127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan *
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
I Am Love
Inception *
The King’s Speech *
Never Let Me Go
Shutter Island *
The Social Network
The Town
True Grit *
Winter’s Bone

Animated Film (three will be nominated)
Chico & Rita
Despicable Me *
How To Train Your Dragon *
Illusionist, The
Toy Story 3 *

Original Music
127 Hours
AliceIn Wonderland *
Biutiful
Brighton Rock
Despicable Me
The Ghost
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
How To Train Your Dragon *
Inception *
The King’s Speech *
Made In Dagenham
Never Let Me Go
The Social Network *
The Town

Leading Actor   
Aaron Eckhart (Howie) – Rabbit Hole
Ben Affleck (Doug MacRay) – The Town
Colin Firth (King George VI) – The King’s Speech *
James Franco (Aron Ralston) – 127 Hours *
Javier Bardem (Uxbal) – Biutiful *
Jeff Bridges (Marshal Reuben J Cogburn) – True Grit *
Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg) – The Social Network *
Jim Broadbent (Tom) – Another Year
Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter) – Alice In Wonderland
Leonardo DiCaprio (Cobb) – Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio (Teddy Daniels) – Shutter Island
Mark Wahlberg (Micky Ward) – The Fighter
Paul Giamatti (Barney Panofsky) – Barney’s Version
Robert Duvall (Felix Bush) – Get Low
Ryan Gosling (Dean) – Blue Valentine

Leading Actress
Andrea Riseborough (Rose) – Brighton Rock
Annette Bening (Nic) – The Kids Are All Right *
Carey Mulligan (Kathy) – Never Let Me Go *
Gemma Arterton (Alice) – The Disappearance Of Alice Creed
Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drewe) – Tamara Drewe
Hailee Steinfeld (Mattie Ross) – True Grit
Jennifer Lawrence (Ree) – Winter’s Bone
Julianne Moore (Jules) – The Kids Are All Right *
Michelle Williams (Cindy) – Blue Valentine *
Natalie Portman (Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen) – Black Swan *
Nicole Kidman (Becca) – Rabbit Hole
Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander) – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Rosamund Pike (Miriam Grant-Panofsky) – Barney’s Version
Sally Hawkins (Rita O’Grady) – Made In Dagenham
Tilda Swinton (Emma Recchi) – I Am Love

Supporting Actor              
Andrew Garfield (Eduardo Saverin) – The Social Network *
Andrew Garfield (Tommy) – Never Let Me Go
Ben Kingsley (Dr Cawley) – Shutter Island
Bill Murray (Frank Quinn) – Get Low
Bob Hoskins (Albert) – Made In Dagenham*
Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund) – The Fighter *
Dustin Hoffman (Izzy Panofsky) – Barney’s Version
Geoffrey Rush (Lionel Logue) – The King’s Speech *
Guy Pearce (King Edward VIII) – The King’s Speech
Jeremy Renner (James Coughlin) – The Town
Justin Timberlake (Sean Parker) – The Social Network
Mark Ruffalo (Paul) – The Kids Are All Right *
Matt Damon (La Boeuf) – True Grit
Pete Postlethwaite (Fergus ‘Fergie’ Colm) – The Town
Vincent Cassel (Thomas Leroy / The Gentleman) – Black Swan

Supporting Actress           
Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming) – The Fighter *
Barbara Hershey (Erica Sayers / The Queen) – Black Swan *
Ellen Page (Ariadne) – Inception
Geraldine James (Connie) – Made In Dagenham
Helena Bonham Carter (Queen Elizabeth) – The King’s Speech *
Helena Bonham Carter (Red Queen) – Alice In Wonderland
Lesley Manville (Mary) – Another Year *
Marion Cotillard (Mal) – Inception
Melissa Leo (Alice Ward) – The Fighter
Mila Kunis (Lily / The Black Swan) – Black Swan
Miranda Richardson (Barbara Castle) – Made In Dagenham *
Olivia Williams (Ruth Lang) – The Ghost
Rebecca Hall (Claire Keesey) – The Town
Rosamund Pike (Lisa Hopkins) – Made In Dagenham
Winona Ryder (Beth Macintyre / The Dying Swan) – Black Swan

BAFTA does not have a longlist for these categories:

Outstanding British Film
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Producer or Director
Short Animation
Short Film

*Denotes the top five selections from the relevant specialist Chapter of the Academy.

Readers' comments (3)

  • So what happened to NEDs-one of the best reviewed British films of the year, acclaimed at Toronto, Best Film and Best Actor at San Sebastian and completely snubbed. Some really odd choices-Winona Ryder longlisted for Best Supporting Actress for Black Swan. Eh?

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  • You have hit the nail on the head. The festivals also play absurd box ticking games but, on balance, they are a better guide than the awards season for recognising genuine achievements.

    The top five charter selections for best director has an ominous look to it for other contenders in the prestigious awards categories. Four received nominations for best drama picture and best director at the Golden Globes and the other has obvious BAFTA street cred.

    In the truly amazing omissions category, it was disappointing that John Hawkes did not receive recognition for his supporting role in Winter Bone.

    If there was any justice, Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men) would have received a best actor nomination but it was never going to happen.

    The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo's inclusion in the non-English lang category (ahead of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and many more) lays bear the critical/commercial balancing act at play in the awards season genuinely.

    And rough justice for The Ghost (Writer), which should, at the very least, have received a best directors inclusion.

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  • Same old titles predictably appearing in each category. What a surprise. Why doesn't BAFTA just move its offices to SW7 and be done with it? Seems like the voting's always done by and for other South Kensington types.

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