'Lincoln' Leads 66th Annual BAFTA Nominations, 'Skyfall' Lands Eight

January 9, 2013

Lincoln / BAFTA

The nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards will be announced tomorrow morning, and the ceremony for the 70th Golden Globe Awards will broadcast live this weekend on January 13th at 8pm EST/5pm PST on NBC. Meanwhile, across the pond, our friends in the United Kingdom just found out the nominations for the 66th Annual BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the British equivalent of our Oscars here in the United States. Lincoln leads the pack with ten nominations, including Best Picture, and Skyfall even landed eight total nominations (there's a bit of bias). Meanwhile, the UK gets major credit for nominating Quentin Tarantino as Best Director for Django Unchained. Read on!

And the complete list of nominations for the 66th Annual BAFTAs are:

Best Film:
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Outstanding British Film:
Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Seven Psychopaths

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Director Bart Layton, Producer Dimitri Doganis - The Imposter
Director David Morris, Director/Producer Jacqui Morris - McCullin
Director/Writer Dexter Fletcher, Writer Danny King - Wild Bill
Director James Bobin - The Muppets
Director/Writer Tina Gharavi - I Am Nasrine

Michael Haneke - Amour
Ben Affleck - Argo
Quentin Taratino - Django Unchained
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

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 Screenplay:
Michael Haneke - Amour
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola - Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty

Adapted Screenplay:
Chris Terrio - Argo
Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild
David Magee - Life of Pi
Tony Kushner - Lincoln
David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook

Animated Film:

The Imposter
Searching for Sugar Man
West of Memphis

Film Not in the English Language:
The Hunt
Rust and Bone

Original Music:
Dario Marianelli - Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat - Argo
Mychael Danna - Life of Pi
John Williams - Lincoln
Thomas Newman - Skyfall

Seamus McGarvey - Anna Karenina
Danny Cohen - Les Misérables
Claudio Miranda - Life of Pi
Janusz Kaminski - Lincoln
Roger Deakins - Skyfall

Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Production Design:
Anna Karenina
Les Misérables
Life of Pi

Costume Design:
Anna Karenina
Great Expectations
Les Misérables
Snow White and the Huntsman

Django Unchained
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables
Life of Pi

Special Visual Effects:
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel Avengers Assemble

Make-Up and Hair:
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables

Short Animation:
Here to Fall
I'm Fine Thanks
The Making of Longbird

Short Film:
The Curse
Good Night
The Voorman

Orange Rising Star Award:
Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Surah Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander

Comic book fans will be sad to see that The Dark Knight Rises only received one nomination for visual effects, and I'm thinking technical awards will be the only nods the film receives when Oscar nominations are announced tomorrow as well. Personally, I'm frustrated that Wreck-It Ralph wasn't nominated over Brave or Frankenweenie. As for the major categories, I think it's safe to say that all five of the Best Film nominees will end up in the Best Picture race, but on the directing side of things, I think only Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow are locks for Oscar nods. Check back tomorrow morning for all of the Oscar nods!

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Oh no. "ParaNorman" has, again, been snubbed. :/

Krishna Shenoi on Jan 9, 2013


Press release I saw said ParaNorman was nominated. Wreck-It Ralph was not (Ethan might have it wrong since he talks about being frustrated by its omission in the closing paragraph). Though I'm surprised Peter Lord's The Pirates didn't get any love. I thought that was more fun than ParaNorman but still, both were better than Brave.

RidgeRacer4 on Jan 9, 2013


Uh, Ethan, you need to look at your noms again. Wreck-it Ralph is one of them.

CEO on Jan 9, 2013


I accidentally left off ParaNorman and added Wreck-It Ralph. In reality, I would have taken out Frankenweenie and replaced it with Wreck-It Ralph. So it was just a weird mistake for me all arond.

Ethan Anderton on Jan 9, 2013


I didn't think "Frankenweenie" or "Brave" were especially good. I dunno. "ParaNorman" should win this.

Krishna Shenoi on Jan 9, 2013


Sorry for the confusion everyone. In my frustration for Wreck-It Ralph being snubbed, I left out the other nominee ParaNorman from the list. The nominees for Best Animated Film are: Brave Frankenweenie ParaNorman

Ethan Anderton on Jan 9, 2013


Oh, okay. Isokay. I felt the exact same way when ParaNorman was snubbed at the Globes.

Krishna Shenoi on Jan 9, 2013


Wreck it Ralph may well have been left out because the UK release is on February 8th, only 2 days before the actual BAFTA ceremony. Even though Django and a couple of others that have not been released over here have made it onto the list their releases are imminent and press screenings have been held for them. The biggest surprise should be the omission of 'Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists' (The Pirates! Band of Misfits in the US) given that it was refreshingly entertaining with a fantastic cast of British talent and created by Aardman Animation who previously helmed 'Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit' (Winner of Best British Film at the Bafta's and Best Animated Film at the Oscar's)

Dearsleazy on Jan 10, 2013


Shit's gettin' realz.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Jan 9, 2013


My votes go to Django Unchained.

castingcouch on Jan 10, 2013

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