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BAFTA sets up race between the Artist and Tinker

BAFTA sets up race between the Artist and Tinker

BAFTA sets up race between the Artist and Tinker

The nominations for Britain’s most prestigious film awards – the BAFTAs – have set up a race between the silent film, The Artist, and the big screen adaptation of John Le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

The Artist, which picked up three Golden Globes at the weekend, is in the running for twelve BAFTAS — one more than the British film, which has so far failed to receive much awards recognition abroad.

The films share top billing with Drive, The Descendants and The Help. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is also in the running for the Best British Film category – alongside We Need to Talk About Kevin, My Week With Marilyn, Shame and the documentary Senna.

The contest for Best Actress sees the star of My Week with Marilyn, Michelle Williams, up against Meryl Streep, who’s secured her fourteenth BAFTA nomination for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Viola Davis (The Help), who were also in the running at the Golden Globes. They’re joined by the star of the Artist, Berenice Bejo.

Her co-star Jean Dujardin is up for the Best Actor trophy, alonside Brad Pitt (Moneyball), George Clooney (The Descendants), Michael Fassbender (Shame) and Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

The Supporting Actor category sees Golden Globe winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners) up against Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Ides of March) and Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn).

His co-star Dame Judi Dench finds herself nominated again in the Supporting Actress category, alongside Globe-nominee Jessica Chastain and winner Octavia Spencer (both The Help), Carey Mulligan (Drive) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids).

The nominated directors are Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn, Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Globe-winner Martin Scorsese, for Hugo.

The Artist director is also nominated for his original screenplay. He’s up against Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady), John Michael McDonagh (The Guard) and Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo, who wrote Bridesmaids. The adapted screenplay category includes nominations for The Descendants, The Help, The Ides of March, Moneyball and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse received nominations only in the technical categories.

As well as looking at the most established talent, BAFTA also likes to look ahead to film-makers of the future, which it does in two categories. The trophy for the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director of Producer will go to one of the comedian Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), actors Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur) and Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus), sit-com star Richard Ayoade (Submarine) and the team behind Black Pond. Most have already achieved acclaim in other fields within the industry.

The other award in that vein is voted on by the public. The Orange Rising Star Award nominees are Adam Deacon, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris O’Dowd and Eddie Redmayne.

The full list of nominees, for the February 12th ceremony, is as follows:

Best Film:
 The Artist
 The Descendants
 The Help
 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Outstanding British Film:
 My Week With Marilyn
 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
 We Need To Talk About Kevin
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer:
 Attack The Block – Joe Cornish (director/writer)
 Black Pond – Will Sharpe (director/writer), Tom Kingsley (director), Sarah Brocklehurst (producer)
 Coriolanus – Ralph Fiennes (director)
 Submarine – Richard Ayoade (director/writer)
 Tyrannosaur – Paddy Considine (director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (producer)
Foreign language film:
 A Separation
 The Skin I Live In
 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
Leading actor:
 Brad Pitt – Moneyball
 Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
 George Clooney – The Descendants
 Jean Dujardin – The Artist
 Michael Fassbender – Shame
Leading actress:
 Berenice 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
 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
 Octavia Spencer – The Help
 George Harrison: Living In The Material World
 Project Nim
Animated film:
 The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
 Arthur Christmas
Original screenplay:
 The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
 Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
 The Guard – John Michael McDonagh
 The Iron Lady – Abi Morgan
 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
Original music:
 The Artist
 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
 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
 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



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