Lincoln 2013

As the excitement for movie awards season hots up BAFTA have announced the nominations for their 2013 awards. Due to be held 10 February, the BAFTAs come a full two weeks before the Academy Awards ceremony, held this year on the 24 February.

Steven Spielberg‘s biopic Lincoln receives the most nods this year, achieving an impressive ten nominations. The film will be released 25 January here in the UK and its impressive list of nominations here forecasts a warm reception at the Oscars. Tom Hooper‘s Les Misérables has also received a cool nine nominations. Hooper is a man probably most famous for his hugely successful biopic The King’s Speech, a film that won seven BAFTAs back in 2011. His name is, however, missing from the list of nominations for Best Director.

Nominated for best film are Argo, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty, as well as the aforementioned Lincoln and Les Misérables. Conspicuous by its absence is Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. After enjoying unprecedented success with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jackson this time finds his movie, the first installment in a Hobbit trilogy, nominated for awards in the sound, special effects and make-up and hair categories.

BAFTA is, of course, largely concerned with homegrown produce. The 2013 nominations for Outstanding British Film are Anna Karenina, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Misérables, Seven Psychopaths and Skyfall. With James Bond’s latest outing proving to be a firm audience favourite, a fact sustained by its impressive box office success, quickly becoming the biggest movie in the UK ever, it will be interesting to see how Sam Mendes‘s Skyfall will do come February. It’s no secret that BAFTA enjoy the Bond films – last year their awards ceremony opened with a celebratory Bond  performance involving Tom Jones and a Bond montage.

Whilst some of the nominations announced today come as no surprise, there are a few intriguing inclusions and omissions. Other films notably absent from the list of best film nominations include Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained and Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master whilst the inclusion of Martin McDonagh‘s Seven Psychopaths in the Outstanding British Film nominations may disappoint fans of cult hit Sightseers who hoped to see the film nominated for the award. Berberian Sound Studio is also ignored in the lists. Unsurprisingly, last year’s blockbuster hits are absent from many of the categories, but Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises and Joss Whedon‘s Avengers Assemble both receive nods for their special effects.

Much interest is also shown in EE’s Rising Star Award. This year the nominees are Elizabeth Olsen, Andrea Riseborough, Suraj Sharma, Juno Temple and Alicia Vikander. Previous winners include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Kristen Stewart and Tom Hardy. The winner of this category is chosen by the public.

What do you think of the nominations? Let us know in the comments section! The full list of nominations can be found below:

BEST FILM

ARGO
LES MISÉRABLES
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
ZERO DARK THIRTY

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

ANNA KARENINA
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
LES MISÉRABLES
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS
SKYFALL

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

DIRECTOR

AMOUR – Michael Haneke
ARGO – Ben Affleck
DJANGO UNCHAINED – Quentin Tarantino
LIFE OF PI – Ang Lee
ZERO DARK THIRTY – Kathryn Bigelow

DOCUMENTARY

THE IMPOSTER
MARLEY
McCULLIN
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
WEST OF MEMPHIS

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

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

AMOUR
HEADHUNTERS
THE HUNT
RUST AND BONE
UNTOUCHABLE

ANIMATED FILM

BRAVE
FRANKENWEENIE
PARANORMAN

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

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

MAKE UP AND 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

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

EE RISING STAR AWARD

Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander

Sources: BAFTA

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