Lincoln leads the pack in BAFTA nominations

Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' has received the highest number of nominations for the British Academy Film Awards.
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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has received the highest number of nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, with 10, followed closely by Les Miserables, and Life of Pi with nine each and Skyfall with eight.

Lincoln is favourite to pick up the Best Picture award, while its star Daniel Day-Lewis is highly favoured to take out the Best Actor prize ahead of Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Ben Affleck and Daniel Cooper.

Interestingly, though Lincoln and Les Miserables were nominated in the Best Picture category, their directors Spielberg and Tom Hooper missed out on nominations for Best Director. The nods there went to Ben Affleck (Argo), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Michael Haneke (Amour) and Ang Lee (Life of Pi).

Somewhat of a surprise, perhaps, is Anna Karenina’s six nominations, given the film’s modest critical reception. Joe Wright’s interpretation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel picked up nominations for Best British Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup and Best Original Music.

Ben Affleck’s Argo also earned six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty picked up five nominations, The Master and Amour received four, and Silver Linings Playbook three.


The BAFTA Awards ceremony will be held in London on February 10th.

Full List of 2013 BAFTA nominations

BEST FILM

Argo

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Anna Karenina

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables

Seven Psychopaths

Skyfall

LEADING ACTOR

Ben Affleck – Argo

Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

LEADING ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone

Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

Dame Helen Mirren – Hitchcock

Emmanuelle Riva – Amour

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin – Argo

Javier Bardem – Skyfall

Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams – The Master

Dame Judi Dench – Skyfall

Sally Field – Lincoln

Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

Helen Hunt – The Sessions

DIRECTOR

Ben Affleck – Argo

Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

Michael Haneke – Amour

Ang Lee – Life of Pi

Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained

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

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

James Bobin (director) – The Muppets

Dexter Fletcher (director/writer) and Danny King (writer) – Wild Bill

Tina Gharavi (director/writer) – I Am Nasrine

Bart Layton (director) and Dmitri Doganis (producer) – The Imposter

David Morris (director) and Jaqui Morris (director/producer) – McCullin

ANIMATED FILM

Brave

Frankenweenie

Paranorman

DOCUMENTARY

The Imposter

Marley

McCullin

Searching for Sugarman

West of Memphis

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Amour

Headhunters

The Hunt

Rust and Bone

Untouchable

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anna Karenina

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina

Great Expectations

Les Miserables

Lincoln

Snow White and the Huntsman

EDITING

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty

MAKE UP AND HAIR

Anna Karenina

Hitchcock

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Lincoln

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Anna Karenina

Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Anna Karenina

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

SOUND

Django Unchained

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Skyfall

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

The Dark Knight Rises

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

Marvel Avengers Assemble

Prometheus

SHORT ANIMATION

Here to Fall

I’m Fine Thanks

The Making of Longbird

SHORT FILM

The Curse

Good Night

Swimmer

Tumult

The Voorman Problem

RISING STAR (public vote)

Elizabeth Olsen

Andrea Riseborough

Suraj Sharma

Juno Temple

Alicia Vikander

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