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Wednesday
Jan092013

BAFTA ♥ Lincoln (But Not Spielberg)

So much happening and I was seized by offsite emergencies. Apologies. In the wee hours of the morning here in the States... we'll call it "last night",  BAFTA announced their nominations and went wild for all six of the top presumed Best Picture Oscar nominees. The biggest surprise inclusion in the British Academy's list has to be the Best Actor nomination for Ben Affleck in Argo (in place of the usual suspect John Hawkes from The Sessions... though Denzel Washington was also absent since The Master was well represented in the acting categories). BAFTA's devotion to their fellow countrymen is a factor each year -- it's no surprise to see Skyfall with 8 nominations because BAFTA loves Bond (Casino Royale had 9 nominations in 2006!. But this 'Brits first!' thing is also grossly exaggerated by the media since it's hardly an infallible formula. Supporting Actress hopeful Maggie Smith is noticeably absent - note the one nomination "British film" for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. And though Anna Karenina rebounded in awards season with several nominations here, Keira Knightley was not rescued from its train tracks in Best Actress where Helen Mirren held on to her default Best Actress bid --- will she do the same tomorrow with Oscar?.

The biggest oddity of the day? Steven Spielberg's Lincoln led the pack with 10 nominations but Steven Spielberg himself was not nominated for directing it. It's totally deja vu -- t'was nearly the exact Oscar nomination fate of The Color Purple (1985) with 11 nods but none for the man in the director's chair!

Full nomination list after the jump.

 

BEST FILM
ARGO - Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
LES MISÉRABLES - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
LIFE OF PI - Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark
LINCOLN - Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
ZERO DARK THIRTY - Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
ANNA KARENINA - Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster, Tom Stoppard
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL - John Madden, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Ol Parker
LES MISÉRABLES - Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh, William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS - Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
SKYFALL - Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan
Back to top
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 - Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis
MARLEY - Kevin Macdonald, Steve Bing, Charles Steel
McCULLIN - David Morris, Jacqui Morris
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN - Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
WEST OF MEMPHIS - Amy Berg
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 - Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz
HEADHUNTERS - Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn
THE HUNT - Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
RUST AND BONE - Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux
UNTOUCHABLE - Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun
ANIMATED FILM
BRAVE - Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
FRANKENWEENIE - Tim Burton
PARANORMAN - Sam Fell, Chris Butler
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 & 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

 

 

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Reader Comments (14)

I'm not trying to be one of those people who likes to rag on Les Miz (I haven't even seen it yet, for one thing), but its lack of nominations for Director and Editing here make me believe it will be incredibly difficult for it to win Best Film, and furthermore, if it can't win Best Film at the BAFTA's, it's not going to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Just a thought.

January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEdwin

Does the lack of bafta love for Redmayne make you question your surprise nomination tomorrow morning? I want him to be an Oscar nominee so bad!

January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJonn

I don't see how you can nominate "Lincoln" and not nominate Spielberg

January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Did they snob Naomi Watts or was she not eligible?

January 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterthais

I really wished this group did put Brits first. I really wanted to see "shock" nominations for Redmayne, Barks, McGregor, Watts, Law, Knightley, and even Holland. Oh well.

January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

thais- The Impossible was indeed eligible. It was just totally shut out. I was feeling for a while that it would start to pick up some last-minute buzz, but I guess that never happened.

Jaragon- A lot of people don't think of Lincoln as a "director's movie," if that makes sense. The acting and writing have been what most people have praised. Spielberg's direction is surprisingly subtle, which might explain why he got left out here. I'd still be shocked if he got snubbed by the Academy tomorrow, but I'm just saying I can understand how Lincoln could be nominated without Spielberg getting in.

January 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEdwin

Jonn -- EVERYTHING makes me question my Redmaybe prediction. lol. It was probably insane. I just couldn't quite bare predicting Waltz... it is the one category where I have left my own feelings totally confuse me. I just don't understand the praise Waltz is getting and with so many other strong performances in the same film including one (Jackson) that's so much trickier and more deftly played... i guess i didn't want to beleive it. but it's probably Waltz.

January 9, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Far and away, the best thing about these nominations is the fact that Anna Karenina got six of them, including Best British Film. Plus, Alicia Vikander's citation in the Rising Star award! So, really, just shy of Knightley and Law not getting the 'Brits first' votes, this is such a nice win-win all around.

Oh, and ParaNorman and Judi Dench being remembered in their respective categories too.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark The First

What is the point of the BAFTA awards? They're a British group but they've nominated three films about American history for Best Picture. I wish they had *more* "devotion to their fellow countrymen each year." It's sort of embarrassing.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

I'm normally a Helen Mirren fan, but I am absolutley spewing that she got in over Knightley.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

I'm so happy they snubbed Hooper. Muahahahaha! Karma's a bitch, ain't it?

I don't get the Spielberg snub though if they love "Lincoln" so much. If it's too "American" fior them (like there has to be a nationality quota or something--the nomintaions I'm looking at include Brits, Americans, French, Spanish, Australians, Indians, Swedish, ec.), then why the 10 nominations? Weird.

Nothing for Quvenzhane Wallis or Dwight Henry? I thought the BAFTAs loved "Beasts" when it premiered there. Sadness. Pencil in Helen Mirren in a couple hours for her sleepwalking in "Hitchcock" instead. Double sadness.

And what's up with their constant snubbing of Denzel? Something's not quite right there. They're free to be as inclusive and exclusive as they want to be, but nothing in the guy's entire career? That's crazy.

And Ben Affleck over DANIEL CRAIG? SMH.

I'm done. Today's the big day! Good night.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDorian

So these are the awards of the British Film Academy? C'mon!
I prefer les Césars. At least the titles are different.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

SanFran Cinema, given the BAFTA's apparent reluctance to even acknowledge movies like BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO and SIGHTSEERS proves that they're probably not the best judges of their own product anymore since they got in the serious Oscar prediction game (remember when Baz Luhrmann won Best Director... for ROMEO+JULIET! No longer will they produce wonders like that, sadly).

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn

I can't believe that BAFTA nominated Ben Affleck over so much great actors, like Denzel Washington, Denis Lavant and Richard Gere... Now, not nominate Steven Spielberg for best director, I'm sorry but we've got a snub. Steven's work is certainly better than Ang Lee's or Ben Affleck's.

January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathanael

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