BAFTA Nominations 2013 Announced!

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After that, Argo had seven nods, Anna Karenina six and there were five apiece for Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained. The Master and Amour both took four nods while Silver Linings Playbook and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (the latter entirely in the technical categories) saw three each.

The Best Film nominees are much as expected: Argo, Life Of Pi, Les Misérables, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty. Of those, only three got a matching Director nomination: Ben Affleck for Argo, Ang Lee for Life Of Pi and Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty. That means that, while Lincoln might have most nominations overall, it may not be the front-runner for the big prizes (though if Daniel Day-Lewis isn't still the front-runner for Best Actor, we'll eat our stovepipe hat).

Best British Film looks like it could be a duel between Les Misérables and Skyfall, but also nominated are last year's breakout hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, gorgeous tragedy Anna Karenina and the not-very-British-feeling Seven Psychopaths.

In the Acting categories, oft-nominated veterans rub shoulders with plucky upstarts. In Actor, it's Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix up against Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman; Actress sees Helen Mirren and Marion Cotillard against Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Amour's Emmanuelle Riva. That's a good showing for Silver Linings Playbook, which has generally had more support for acting than in any other field, and it's good to see two foreign language candidates acknowledged for extraordinary turns in Actress.

The Supporting categories see Alan Arkin nominated for, essentially, being Alan Arkin in Argo, and Judi Dench nominated for, essentially, being Judi Dench (albeit brilliantly) in Skyfall. Javier Bardem is up for the same film, while Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams get nods for The Master (welcome acknowledgment for a beautifully played role by Adams that might have been overlooked). As expected, Anne Hathaway gets a nod for Les Misérables, but Supporting Actor also sees love for Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained and Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln - we'd love to see the latter win if only to see how gruff it's possible for an award recipient to be. Sally Field also gets a Lincoln nod, and Helen Hunt is up for The Sessions.

The Screenplay categories saw the only acknowledgement of Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Moonrise Kingdom, while Prometheus, Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises got their sole nominations in the technical categories. Winner of the Most Surprising Film To Appear Anywhere prize is Snow White And The Huntsman, which is up for Best Costume. Then again, given that its costume designer is perennial nominee Colleen Atwood (whose costumes were impressive) even that isn't terribly shocking.

In the other categories, only three films qualify for Best Animated Film this year, two of them stop-motion, which is an impressive ratio but sees the likes of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists sadly overlooked. But as if to make up for that small field Best Documentary should be a hard-fought category (the excellent Room 237 didn't even get a nomination, such were the embarrassment of documentary riches this year).

Omissions? Well, we might have hoped for more for Beasts Of The Southern Wild, and a British film nod for Berberian Sound Studio or Sightseers would have been a cool choice. BAFTA's choices, overall, feel classy but perhaps a teensy bit staid; still, who knows what surprises the results will bring?

The winners will be announced on February 10 at the Royal Opera House in London. We'll be there with all the news that's fit to print.

BEST FILM
Argo
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Seven Psychopaths
Skyfall

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

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Amour
Headhunters
The Hunt
Rust And Bone
Untouchable

DOCUMENTARY
The Imposter
Marley
McCullin
Searching For Sugar Man
West Of Memphis

ANIMATED FILM
Brave
Frankenweenie
Paranorman

DIRECTOR
Michael Haneke - Amour
Ben Affleck - Argo
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Ang Lee - Life Of Pi
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

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

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
LIincoln - Joanna Johnston
Snow White And The Huntsman - Colleen Atwood

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

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

SHORT ANIMATION
Here To Fall
I’m Fine Thanks
The Making Of Longbird

SHORT FILM
The Curse
Good Night
Swimmer
Tumult
The Voorman Problem

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander

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