January 19, 2012

BAFTA Nominations are out!!

Filed under: Awards Season,BAFTA's — Rodney Twelftree @ 6:00 pm

Due to our blackout in protest against the US Congress potentially allowing censorship of the internet, our BAFTA nominations list has arrived a little later than we’d have liked – but here it is anyway! The BAFTA’s will take place on February 12th (UK time), and we’ll announce the winners here….

The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

My Week With Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin

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)

A Separation
The Skin I Live In

George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Project Nim

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Arthur Christmas

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Tomas Alfredson – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lynne Ramsay – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
John Michael McDonagh – The Guard
Abi Morgan – The Iron Lady
Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – The Descendants
Tate Taylor – The Help
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – The Ides Of March
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame

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

Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides of March

Carey Mulligan – Drive
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Judi Dench – My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer – The Help

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

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

The Artist – Mark Bridges
Hugo – Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre – Michael O’Connor
My Week With Marilyn – Jill Taylor
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Jacqueline Durran

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, Gérard 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

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn – 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

Bobby Yeah
A Morning Stroll

Mwansa The Great
Only Sound Remains
Pitch Black Heist
Two And Two


Normally detesting these kinds of bios, Rodney’s keen love of film more often outclasses his ability to write convincingly about them.

Never blessed with a body worthy of a porn star, nor being the heir to a wealthy industrialists fortune, nor suffering the tragedy of having his parents murdered outside a Gotham theater, Rodney is, contrary to popular opinion, neither Ron Jeremy, JD Rockefeller, or Batman.

As a serious appreciator of film since 1996, Rodney’s love affair with the medium has continued with his online blog, Fernby Films, a facility allowing him to communicate with fellow cineasts in their mutual love of all things movie.

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  1. I wonder if The Artist will sweep the BAFTAs this year. I'm glad to see Gary Oldman's name amongst the noms, he was snubbed by the party people that are the Hollywood Foreign Press!! I hope the Academy will recognize him as well.

      ruth — January 20, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

  2. I'm very excited about the BAFTAs, partly because it's the only one that I can watch as it happens! I'm excited for the Special Visual Effects award. I think that one will be hotly contested at the Oscars as well.

      Claire — January 20, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

  3. For me the biggest question here is, does this mean Drive and The Help get Oscar nods for Best Picture as well?

      Matt S. — January 21, 2012 @ 3:43 am

  4. Am I the only one that is bored with the Award season? I really did not know there were so many!

      Scott Lawlor — January 21, 2012 @ 6:28 am

  5. Tyrannosaur deserves an award. In fact, I'm surprised it isn't up for Best British Film.

    Of the other Best Films, it is good to see Drive on there which was brilliant, as was Tinker Tailor. But I'd like The Descendants to win because I think Alexander Payne is a genius.

      Dan — January 21, 2012 @ 10:33 am

  6. I'd like to see Shame, or Tyrannosaur win some kind of award. I'm really tired of watching The Artist dance its way into every award cabinet.

      Fitz — January 23, 2012 @ 1:56 am

  7. Somehow, I don't think the critical acclaim for The Artist is going to give up so easily….

      Rodney — January 23, 2012 @ 2:28 am

  8. Honestly, I'm just glad to see Drive getting recognition here. After the Golden Globes it's nice to see a list of nominees that are ACTUALLY the most accomplished films of the year.

      Adam Bellotto — January 23, 2012 @ 3:27 am

  9. i'm kind of over The Artist already, especially as the most successful French Film last year, Intouchables, was heaps better and yet largely unrecognized.

      Al K Hall — January 23, 2012 @ 8:06 am

  10. …I haven't seen The Artist yet and I'm sure it's very well made and I'll enjoy but one radio presenter in the UK called in groundbreaking a few days ago. How is a black and white silent movie "groundbreaking"…I'm guessing the radio presenter in question is unaware of film before 1980 then…!

      Dan — January 23, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

  11. Shocking that The Tree of Life got absolutely nothing!

      Castor — January 24, 2012 @ 12:58 am

  12. You and I are gonna disagree on tree of Life, I think Castor. I watched the first twenty minutes of that twaddle and thought it was pretentious garbage. I'm glad TOL didn't get a gong – although I tend to think I'm in the minority on this, unfortunately.

    Maybe one day, when I'm feeling suicidal or something, I'll try getting all the way through it!

      Rodney — January 24, 2012 @ 1:28 am

  13. Al – There was a film called Intouchables? 😉

      fernby — May 6, 2012 @ 1:27 am

  14. Dan – ha ha, that would have been funny. I wonder how many people rang up to point that out to him! LOL!!

      fernby — May 6, 2012 @ 1:27 am

  15. Matty – Haven't seen The Help, but Drive better get a look in, or so help me I'll swear off the Academy for good. Fracking Saving Private Ryan haters.

      fernby — May 6, 2012 @ 1:29 am

  16. A silent film mainstream audiences aren't going to see, in the running for all the gongs? Of course it'll win…. if only to justify the critical praise it's been getting.

      fernby — May 6, 2012 @ 1:29 am

  17. I never thought of that: the rest of the major Hollywood awards are broadcast in the middle of the night in the UK! Have fun watching it live!!!

      fernby — May 6, 2012 @ 1:30 am

  18. Dude, you're not the only one who's bored a bit. The only one I'm really interested in is the Oscars, the rest are all just like an entree nobody wants to eat….

      fernby — May 6, 2012 @ 1:30 am

  19. Drive needs to win Best Film. The End.

      fernby — May 6, 2012 @ 1:31 am

  20. Thanks for stopping by dude, glad to have you along. I think the BAFTA's are a more rounded and contemplative selection of awards, to be honest. The Brits don't strike me as being swept up in all the hype of Hollywood, so their choice of films is always less hysterical than the HFPA or the Academy.

      fernby — May 6, 2012 @ 1:31 am

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