'The King's Speech' Leads Nominations for 64th Annual BAFTAs

January 18, 2011
Source: BAFTA


After the Golden Globes were handed out over the weekend, the next big awards show we're looking forward to is the 83rd Academy Awards including Anne Hathaway & James Franco hosting the ceremony. However, across the pond, the UK is having their big night to celebrate cinema a bit earlier, so the nominations for the 64th Annual BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) were announced today, with winners coming February 13th. Unsurprisingly, The King's Speech lead the pack with 14 nominations, but Black Swan and Inception came away with a whole slew of solid noms, too. Check out the full BAFTA list below!

And the nominations for the 64th Annual BAFTAs are:

Best Film:
Black Swan
The King's Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

Outstanding British Film:
127 Hours
Another Year
Four Lions
The King's Speech
Made in Dagenham

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Director Clio Barnard, Producer Tracy O’Riordan - The Arbor
Director Banksy, Producer Jaimie D’Cruz - Exit Through the Gift Shop
Director/Writer Chris Morris - Four Lions
Director/Writer Gareth Edwards - Monsters
Director/Writer Nick Whitfield - Skeletons

Danny Boyle - 127 Hours
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
David Fincher - The Social Network

Leading Actor
Javier Bardem - Biutiful
Jeff Bridges - True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours

Leading Actress
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Julianne Moore - The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Noomie Rapace - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit

Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale - The Fighter
Andrew Garfield - The Social Network
Pete Postlethwaite - The Town
Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech

Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams - The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
Barbara Hershey - Black Swan
Lesley Manville - Another Year
Miranda Richardson - Made in Dagenham

Original Screenplay:
Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin - Black Swan
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson - The Fighter
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler - The King's Speech

Adapted Screenplay:
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy - 127 Hours
Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network
Michael Arndt - Toy Story 3
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen - True Grit

Animated Film:
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3

Film Not in the English Language:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Of Gods and Men
The Secret in Their Eyes

Original Music:
A.R. Rahman - 127 Hours
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland
John Powell - How to Train Your Dragon
Hans Zimmer - Inception
Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech

Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak - 127 Hours
Matthew Libatique - Black Swan
Wally Pfister - Inception
Danny Cohen - The King's Speech
Roger Deakins - True Grit

127 Hours
Black Swan
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Production Design:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The King's Speech
True Grit

Costume Design:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The King's Speech
Made in Dagenham
True Grit

127 Hours
Black Swan
The King's Speech
True Grit

Special Visual Effects:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Toy Story 3

Make-Up and Hair:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
The King's Speech
Made in Dagenham

Short Animation:
The Eagleman Stag
Matter Fisher

Short Film:
Until the River Runs Red

Orange Rising Star Award:
Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Tom Hardy
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

Obviously there's a bit of a skew towards more British made films, but that's fine since we do some of the same bias here when the Oscar nominations are announced. Either way, it's nice to hear Exit Through the Gift Shop finally getting some official awards love. Also glad that True Grit got many more nominations here than at the Golden Globes where it was pretty much snubbed with the exception of a couple categories. Anyway, since we won't be able to watch the telecast of the BAFTAs, we'll be sure to post the winners the day after they're announced - which will be February 13th in about a month. Thoughts?

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got enough typos in there?

Sparky10 on Jan 18, 2011


if Black Swan gets anything it will be for the sex...the rest of the movie was boring

Jericho on Jan 18, 2011


James Franco in The Hurt Locker?

Steven Fivez on Jan 18, 2011


It was a slip since I had the flick on in the background. Thanks for pointing it out.

Ethan Anderton on Jan 18, 2011


I think the best pic nods will match our Oscar nods...over all pretty predictable...

Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011


What determines best "British Film"? British Director? British Money? What?

Alex O on Jan 18, 2011


Prediction: The King's Speech will win best film. 🙂 I'm going to get irritated if Inception doesn't win something. And I'm going to be pissed off if that happens at the oscars... ok, maybe not that much (it has a strong competition), but it really deserves some consideration in the form of awards. Also, I'm glad that Pete Postlethwaite got a nomination for The Town (a great, gripping film), may he rest in peace.

Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011


There is no way "Inception" won't win "something". It will win in most the technical categories. And maybe even the score since the great Trent Reznor wasn't nominated for a BAFTA. "The Social Network" will win the Oscar for Best Picture. But "The King's Speech" will Best Picture at the BAFTA's. I'm just THRILLED Noomi Rapace got a Best Actress BAFTA nomination for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". She won't win (Portman probably will). But she deserves the nomination at the very least.

Film Fan on Jan 19, 2011


At the GGA Inception didn't win anything. That's why I'm a bit concerned that it won't win anything again (of course, I want it to get as many awards as possible). And yes, I think The Social Network will win best picture at the oscars because it's the contemporary film that got the critics attention this year...

Anonymous on Jan 19, 2011


Does anyone know where you can view or purchase the Short Animation and Short Films from? I always love the films that are nominated for these awards that I can actually find. However, I can never seem to find all of them.

Rschaller15 on Jan 19, 2011


good picks.

Anonymous on Jan 19, 2011


The King's Speech was one of the best films I have ever seen. And leave it to the Brits to get True Grit some love as well. Inception no doubt will recieve something. Pulling for Gaerth Edwards as well. Brilliant!

RandallM on Jan 20, 2011

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