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BAFTA nominations announced

BAFTA.jpgSo the most deserving and worthwhile awards are announced, the BAFTAs. Oh I'm not that biased, but from looking back I do believe that they tend to give to the more deserving winners for what happens on screen and avoids any other reasons. I've seen it time and time again in the past where other awards ceremonies have ignored great performances and gone for popular votes, something different, or awarded someone or something for reasons that have nothing to do with the category.

For the most part with the BAFTAs I've felt that's been cut through and the awards really have gone to the talent. This year the BAFTA nominations are as expected for the films out there, and this year we see Inception (Filmstalker review), Four Lions (Filmstalker review), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Filmstalker review) and The Town (Filmstalker review) make an appearance, even if the latter I think is one of those awards I've just decried.

This year's BAFTAs nominations are looking very good, and some of them are no surprise. Great news for the Outstanding British film with the breadth of films and talent that are representing it this year, I think it's a reminder that the British film industry isn't dead at all as some would say, just lazy some years.

When you look at it and see this year that we have Four Lions, The King's Speech and the successful 127 Hours, and then in Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer we have Gareth Edwards for Monsters (Filmstalker review), Chris Morris for Four Lions and some other great examples of British talent.

A lot of the Best award categories contain no surprises, although I'm glad that there's a bit more of a mix, that for instance Inception is better represented throughout.

A couple of surprises for me are that the only mention for The Town is an obvious posthumous award for Pete Postlethwaite, Leading Actress has the double mentions for The Kids Are Alright which does well throughout, Jarvier Bardem and Noomi Rapace are both in the Leading Actor and Actress categories and well deserving of both, and I didn't realise Toy Story 3 (Filmstalker review) was an adapted screenplay.

I'm going to say though, 127 Hours for Sound? Okay, maybe just for two singular harrowing moments, but the rest it was overbearing and distracting, it wasn't supposed to be a Trainspotting film.

Anyway, let's get into the nominations and see what you think with the full list through The Guardian, remember there's the final award in there, the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Awards, which you can vote for and decide.

BEST FILM
Black Swan - Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
Inception - Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
The King's Speech - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
The Social Network - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin
True Grit - Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
127 Hours - Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, John Smithson
Another Year - Mike Leigh, Georgina Lowe
Four Lions - Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Mark Herbert, Derrin Schlesinger
The King's Speech - Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
Made in Dagenham - Nigel Cole, William Ivory, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
The Arbor - Director, Producer - Clio Barnard, Tracy O'Riordan
Exit Through the Gift Shop - _Director, Producer - Banksy, Jaimie D'Cruz
Four Lions - Director/Writer - Chris Morris
Monsters - Director/Writer - Gareth Edwards
Skeletons - Director/Writer - Nick Whitfield

DIRECTOR
127 Hours - Danny Boyle
Black Swan - Darren Aronofsky
Inception - Christopher Nolan
The King's Speech - Tom Hooper
The Social Network - David Fincher

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Black Swan - Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin
The Fighter - Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Inception - Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right - Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech - David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 HOURS - Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3- Michael Arndt
True Grit - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Biutiful - Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, Fernando Bovaira
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev
I Am Love - Luca Guadagnino, Francesco Melzi D'Eril, Marco Morabito, Massimiliano Violante
Of Gods and Men - Xavier Beauvois
The Secret in their Eyes - Mariela Besuievsky, Juan José Campanella

ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me - Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
How to Train Your Dragon - Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Toy Story 3 - Lee Unkrich

LEADING ACTOR
Jarvier Bardem - Biutiful
Jeff Bridges - True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours

LEADING ACTRESS
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Julianne Moore - The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Noomi Rapace - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale - The Fighter
Andrew Garfield - The Social Network
Pete Postlethwaite - The Town
Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams - The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
Barbara Hershey - Black Swan
Lesley Manville - Another Year
Miranda Richardson - Made in Dagenham

ORIGINAL MUSIC
127 Hours - AR Rahman
Alice in Wonderland - Danny Elfman
How to Train Your Dragon - John Powell
Inception - Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 Hours - Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak
Black Swan - Matthew Libatique
Inception - Wally Pfister
The King's Speech - Danny Cohen
True Grit - Roger Deakins

EDITING
127 Hours - Jon Harris
Black Swan - Andrew Weisblum
Inception - Lee Smith
The King's Speech - Tariq Anwar
The Social Network - Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland - Robert Stromberg, Karen O'Hara
Black Swan - Thérèse DePrez, Tora Peterson
Inception - Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
The King's Speech - Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
True Grit - Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland - Colleen Atwood
Black Swan - Amy Westcott
The King's Speech - Jenny Beavan
Made in Dagenham - Louise Stjernsward
True Grit - Mary Zophres

SOUND
127 HOURS - Glenn Freemantle, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Steven C Laneri, Douglas Cameron
Black Swan - Ken Ishii, Craig Henighan, Dominick Tavella
Inception - Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick
The King's Speech - John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Paul Hamblin
True Grit - Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F Kurland, Douglas Axtell

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Alice in Wonderland - Nominees TBC
Black Swan - Dan Schrecker
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicolas Ait'Hadi, Christian Manz
Inception - Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
Toy Story 3 - Nominees TBC

MAKE UP & HAIR
Alice in Wonderland - Nominees TBC
Black Swan - Judy Chin, Geordie Sheffer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
The King's Speech - Frances Hannon
Made in Dagenham - Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

SHORT ANIMATION
The Eagleman Stag - Michael Please
Matter Fisher - David Prosser
Thursday - Matthias Hoegg

SHORT FILM
Connect - Samuel Abrahams, Beau Gordon
Lin - Piers Thompson, Simon Hessel
Rite - Michael Pearce, Ross McKenzie
Turning - Karni Arieli, Saul Freed, Alison Sterling, Kat Armour-Brown
Until the River Runs Red - Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis

ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING AWARD
Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Tom Hardy
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

Well? What are your thoughts on the categories there? Any you disagree with? Delighted to see there?




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"The British are coming" well that certainly stopped us in our tracks years ago. Lets hope Colin Firth gains the reward he richly deserves.

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