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Adam Simpson's Official BAFTA 2010 Best Film Nominees Posters

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February 17, 2011
Source: BAFTA

BAFTA Posters

Though the 64th Annual BAFTA Awards, the British version of the Oscars, took place earlier this week (The King's Speech swept the boards) we just found some BAFTA-related art that you must see. Every year, BAFTA commissions a designer to create posters of the five Best Film nominees for their annual brochure. We featured the awesome posters they made last year and they've finally posted the art online from this year (via HeyUGuys) and they are quite intriguing posters. This year's series of Black Swan, Inception, The King's Speech, The Social Network and True Grit was designed by Adam Simpson. See all five below.

Adam Simpson's Bafta Nominees - Black Swan  Adam Simpson's Bafta Nominees - Inception

Adam Simpson's Bafta Nominees - The Social Network  Adam Simpson's Bafta Nominees - True Grit

Adam Simpson's Bafta Nominees - The King's Speech

Out of these, my favorites are Black Swan and The King's Speech. I don't really like The Social Network or True Grit posters at all, the imagery isn't that poignant in either one. If you want to learn more, head over to the BAFTA website, where you can download the entire brochure "given to all attendees on the night" that contains the five different covers (posters). The brochure is available online as an "eMag" and includes video interviews with the designer, Adam Simpson, and much more. We're fans of great poster art and as we come down to the last few weeks before 2010 wraps up at the Academy Awards, I wanted to share this series, too.

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  • Anonymous
    Yea, I don't like TSN and True Grit either. And I don't like the Inception poster... In the world of dreams, where everything is possible, you can take out some amazing imagery, but no... a little house and a couple of buildings collapsing (if you can call that a collapse) would do just fine. I'm not an artist and I don't know anything about how a poster should be, I just don't like those 3. My favorite is Black Swan; now this one is magnificent... like every poster of Black Swan.
  • Coltman15
    I like the True Grit and The Kings Speech ones the best. Although, i did not see TKS.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Doesn't mean you can't still like the poster! But it does mean you need to actually go see TKS at some point.
  • lane
    I like all of these. I think the Social Network one is poignant. The image of Mark sitting alone, with a computer, under a spotlight, is the perfect representation of the character and the movie.
  • Risk
    The Kings Speech poster kicks ass.
  • Chucho
    The Social Network one looks like Adam Zuckemberg is being interrogated... via skype. Haven't seen True Grit yet... it hasn't come to my Country :( . For me the best is The King's Speech.
  • SarahJones
    They are graphic interpretations of the movies - it is impossible to encapsulate everything about a feature length movie in one image. Any poster that tries to, will end up bitty and fragmented. I don't really know how anyone can say TSN image here is not poignant. Zuckerberg is obviously being depicted as an isolated genius. I for one find that poignant. True Grit and Inception are filled with amazing visuals, but which do you go with? For me, the True Grit image works. Its something different, it has the romance of the the frontier, without all the other cliches of western film posters. Take a look at his designs for the tickets too... (scroll down) http://www.bafta.org/awards/film/illustrations,1634,BA.html
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist David Perretta
    Looks like all of these they were inspired by some original Black Swan posters.

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