The Artist rules BAFTA nominations

2012-01-17 13:44

Los Angeles - Silent film The Artist leads the nominations at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

The French black-and-white movie - starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo - has received 12 nods in categories including Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Leading Actor and Leading Actress, beating Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which is up for 11 awards.

Meryl Streep has been nominated for Leading Actress for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, the role for which she won a Golden Globe award on Sunday, with Michelle Williams (also a Golden Globe winner), Tilda Swinton, Viola Davis and Berenice also in the running.

Jim Broadbent has been nominated for Supporting Actor for his part as Dennis Thatcher in The Iron Lady alongside Christopher Plummer, Jonah Hill, Kenneth Branagh and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Descendants, The Help, Drive and The Artist will all compete in the Best Film category.

Standout 2011 comedy Bridesmaids - about a woman who suffers with the loss of her job and social circle when he best friend gets married - gained nods for Best Original Screenplay and Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy.

The awards will be presented at the Royal Opera House in London on February 12 in a ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry.

Full List of Nominees for the BAFTA Awards:

Best Film:

The Artist

The Descendants


The Help

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding British Film:

My Week With Marilyn



Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Outstanding Debut By a British Writer, Director of Producer:

Attack The Block - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)

Black Pond - Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)

Coriolanus - Ralph Fiennes (Director)

Submarine - Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)

Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

Film Not in the English Language:




A Separation

The Skin I Live In


George Harrison: Living in the Material World - Martin Scorsese

Project Nim - James Marsh, Simon Chinn

Senna - Asif Kapadia

Animated Film:

The Adventures of TinTin

Arthur Christmas



The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

Drive - Nicolas Winding Refn

Hugo - Martin Scorsese

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Tomas Alfredson

We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lynne Ramsay

Original Screenplay:

The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

Bridesmaids - Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig

The Guard - John Michael McDonagh

The Iron Lady - Abi Morgan

Midnight In Paris - Woody Allen

Adapted Screenplay:

The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

The Help - Tate Taylor

The Ides of March - George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon

Moneyball - Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan

Leading Actor:

Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

George Clooney - The Descendants

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Michael Fassbender - Shame

Leading Actress:

Berenice Bejo - The Artist

Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin

Viola Davis - The Help

Supporting Actor:

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Jim Broadbent - The Iron Lady

Jonah Hill - Moneyball

Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides of March

Supporting Actress:

Carey Mulligan - Drive

Jessica Chastain - The Help

Dame Judi Dench - My Week with Marilyn

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Octavia Spencer - The Help

Original Music:

The Artist - Ludovic Bource

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Hugo - Howard Shore

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Alberto Iglesias

War Horse - John Williams


The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Jeff Cronenweth

Hugo - Robert Richardson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Hoyte van Hoytema

War Horse - Janusz Kaminski


The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius

Drive - Mat Newman

Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker

Senna - Gregers Sall, Chris King

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Dino Jonsater

Production Design:

The Artist - Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan

Hugo - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald

War Horse - Rick Carter, Lee Sandales

Costume Design

The Artist - Mark Bridges

Hugo - Sandy Powell

Jane Eyre - Michael O'Connor

My Week With Marilyn - Jill Taylor

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Jacqueline Durran

Make Up and Hair:

The Artist - Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin

Hugo - Morag Ross, Jan Archibald

The Iron Lady - Marese Langan

My Week with Marilyn - Jenny Shircore


The Artist - Nadine Muse, GĂ©rard Lamps, Michael Krikorian

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener

Hugo - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley

War Horse - Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns

Special Visual Effects:

The Adventures of TinTin - Joe Letteri

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 -Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery

Hugo - Rob Legato, Ben Grossman, Joss Williams

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White

War Horse - Ben Morris, Neil Corbould

Short Animation:

Abuelas - Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, Francesca Gardiner

Bobby Yeah - Robert Morgan

A Morning Stroll - Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe

Short Film:

Chalk - Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, James Bolton, Ilaria Bernardini

Mwansa The Great - Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet

Only Sound Remains - Arash Ashtiani, Anshu Poddar

Pitch Black Heist - John Maclean, Gerardine O'Flynn

Two and Two - Babak Anvari, Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award:

Adam Deacon

Chris Hemsworth

Chris O'Dowd

Eddie Redmayne

Tom Hiddleston