“Brave,” “Frankenweenie” and “ParaNorman” receive nominations for Best Animated Feature;” Dark Knight Rises,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Life of Pi,” “Marvel Avengers Assemble” and “Prometheus” are nominated for Best Special Visual Effects.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards.
Lincoln receives ten nominations. Les Misérables and Life of Pi are each nominated in nine categories; Skyfall has eight nominations, Argo has seven nominations and Anna Karenina has six. Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty are each nominated five times.
The Master and Amour have four nominations. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Silver Linings Playbook have each been nominated three times. Hitchcock, Rust and Bone, The Imposter and McCullin have two nominations apiece.
Lincoln is nominated in the following categories: 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.
Argo and Zero Dark Thirty complete the Best Film lineup. Argo has six other nominations: Ben Affleck is nominated for Director and for Leading Actor and the film is nominated for Adapted Screenplay, Original Music and Editing. Alan Arkin is nominated for Supporting Actor. Zero Dark Thirty’s other four nominations are for Original Screenplay, Editing, Director for Kathryn Bigelow and Leading Actress for Jessica Chastain.
Judi Dench and Javier Bardem are nominated as Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor for Skyfall. The film is also nominated for Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Outstanding British Film.
Anna Karenina is nominated for Outstanding British Film, as well as Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.
Quentin Tarantino is nominated for Director and Original Screenplay for Django Unchained. The film is nominated for Sound and for Editing and Christoph Waltz is nominated for Supporting Actor.
Emmanuelle Riva is nominated in Leading Actress for Amour, which is also nominated in Film Not in the English Language. Michael Haneke receives nominations for Director and Original Screenplay.
Also in the Original Screenplay category is The Master; Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams all receive nominations for their performances in the film, in the Leading Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories respectively.
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have Leading Actress and Actor nominations for Silver Linings Playbook, which is also nominated for Adapted Screenplay.
Helen Mirren is nominated for Leading Actress for Hitchcock. The film is also nominated for Make Up & Hair. Marion Cotillard is nominated for Leading Actress for Rust and Bone, which also features in the Film Not in the English Language category.
Helen Hunt is nominated in the Supporting Actress category for The Sessions.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has three nominations: Make Up & Hair, Sound and Special Visual Effects.
The Imposter and McCullin are both nominated in Documentary. The filmmakers behind both films are nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Director Bart Layton and Producer Dimitri Doganis for The Imposter and Director David Morris and Director/Producer Jacqui Morris for McCullin.
Also nominated in the Documentary category are: Marley, Searching for Sugar Man and West of Memphis.
Director James Bobin is nominated for Outstanding Debut for The Muppets; Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer) and Danny King (Writer) are nominated for Wild Bill; and Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer) is nominated for I Am Nasrine.
The Animated Film nominees are: Brave, Frankenweenie and ParaNorman.
Moonrise Kingdom is nominated for Original Screenplay. Beasts of the Southern Wild is nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category.
Headhunters, The Hunt and Untouchable are all nominated in the Film Not in the English Language category, alongside Amour and Rust and Bone.
Seven Psychopaths and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are both nominated for Outstanding British Film.
In the Special Visual Effects category, Life of Pi and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are joined by The Dark Knight Rises, Marvel Avengers Assembl e and Prometheus.
Snow White and the Huntsman is nominated for Costume Design, as is Great Expectations.
The Short Animation nominations are Here to Fall, I’m Fine Thanks and The Making of Longbird and the Short Film nominations are The Curse, Good Night, Swimmer, Tumult and The Voorman Problem.
The nominees for the EE Rising Star Award, announced earlier this week, are Elizabeth Olsen, Andrea Riseborough, Suraj Sharma, Juno Temple and Alicia Vikander. This audience award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise.
The EE British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 10 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world.
Source: British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.