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Nominations Announced for 2013 British Academy Film Awards

The BAFTA awards will be doled out at London's Royal Opera House on February 10

By DannyMiller Jan 9, 2013 10:39AM

Stealing just a bit of thunder from tomorrow morning’s Academy Awards announcement, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) released its slate of nominees today for the British Academy Film Awards. How closely will these selections mirror the choices of their American counterpart? We’ll know soon enough but taking a look at the British picks for the major categories, I’m guessing pretty darn close. BAFTA also includes a category that specifically cites the best British film but given the international collaboration of so many movies these days, that distinction almost feels a bit superfluous. It does give some smaller films more of a chance to shine, however, not that some of the films in this year's list (“Skyfall,” for example) could ever be called “small!” A Rising Star Award, selected by the public, will also be handed out to a promising young British performer. 

It's worth noting that Quentin Tarantino, overlooked in yesterday’s Directors Guild nominations, was cited by the British organization for directing and for his “Django Unchained” screenplay. Michael Haneke also received a directing nomination for his film “Amour.” Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” was at the head of the pack with ten British nominations while Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables” and Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” each received nine.


Here are this year’s nominees:


Best Film


“Les Misérables”

“Life of Pi”


“Zero Dark Thirty”


Best British Film

“Anna Karenina”

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

“Les Misérables”

“Seven Psychopaths”



Best Director

Michael Haneke, “Amour”

Ben Affleck, “Argo”

Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”

Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”


Best Leading Actor

Ben Affleck, “Argo”

Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables”

Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”


Best Leading Actress

Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”


Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin, “Argo”

Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”

Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”


Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, “The Master”

Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Judi Dench, “Skyfall”

Sally Field, “Lincoln”


Rising Star Award

Elizabeth Olsen

Andrea Riseborough

Suraj Sharma

Juno Temple

Alicia Vikander


Best 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”


Best 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”


Best Film Not in the English Language



“The Hunt”

“Rust and Bone”



Best Animated Film





Best Documentary

“The Imposter”



“Searching for Sugar Man”

“West of Memphis”


The 66th British Academy Film Awards will take place on February 10, 2013, two weeks before the Oscar ceremony.

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