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BAFTA Nominations 2013

The nominations for this year’s British Academy Film Awards are in, heralding the start of the 2013 award season. Featuring in 10 categories, Steven Spielberg’s latest endeavour, Lincoln, heads this year’s nominations closely followed by Life of Pi and Les Misérables with 9 nominations apiece. In a somewhat unprecedented move, a certain British spy is recognised by the academy, Sam Mendes’ Skyfall competing for 8 awards. Skyfall is followed by 7 nominations for Argo, 6 for Anna Karenina; a surprisingly low 5 for both Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty, 4 for Amour, and 3 for both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Silver Linings Playbook.

Lincoln looks set to dominate the award season, appearing to be in pole position to sweep both the Oscars and the Golden Globes as well. Along with its nod for best film, Lincoln lead Daniel Day Lewis has been shortlisted for best actor along with supporting nominations for both Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field; however, Spielberg himself is bizarrely overlooked in the best director category. Nonetheless, the veteran director is far from the most shocking omission from the annual award ceremony. Caméra d’Or award winner, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Moonrise Kingdom are criminally disregarded by this year’s nominations, only garnering nominations in the screenplay categories. Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers and Berberian Sound Studios are notably absent, whilst unsurprisingly, the big blockbusters of 2012 take up their usual spots amongst the technical categories.

As equally strong contenders for Best Film this year – Argo, Les Misérables, Life Of Pi, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty could all sweep the award ceremony, so we’ll just have to wait till February 10th to find out exactly who calims what award.


Best Film:


Les Misérables

Life Of Pi


Zero Dark Thirty


Outstanding British Film:

Anna Karenina

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables

Seven Psychopaths



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:



The Hunt

Rust And Bone




The Imposter

Marley McCullin

Searching For Sugar Man

West Of Memphis


Animated Film:






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:

Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina

Alexandre Desplat, Argo

Mychael Danna, Life Of Pi

John Williams, Lincoln

Thomas Newman, Skyfall



Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina

Danny Cohen, Les Misérables

Claudio Miranda, Life Of Pi

Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln

Roger Deakins, Skyfall



William Goldenberg, Argo

Fred Raskin, Django Unchained

Tim Squyres, Life Of Pi

Stuart Baird, Skyfall

Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty


Production Design:

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Anna Karenina

Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, Les Misérables

David Gropman, Anna Pinnock, Life Of Pi

Rick Carter, Jim Erickson, Lincoln

Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock, Skyfall


Costume Design:

Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina

Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Great Expectations

Paco Delgado, Les Misérables

Joanna Johnston, Lincoln

Colleen Atwood, Snow White And The Huntsman


Make Up and Hair:

Ivana Primorac, Anna Karenina

Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger, Hitchcock

Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Lisa Westcott, Les Misérables

Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou, Lincoln



Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman, Django Unchained

Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge, Chris Ward, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst, Les Misérables

Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill, Life Of Pi

Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers, Skyfall


Special Visual Effects:

Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley, The Dark Knight Rises

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Life of Pi

Nominees TBC, Marvel Avengers Assemble

Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth, Prometheus


Short Animation:

Here To Fall

I’m Fine Thanks

The Making Of Longbird


Short Film:

The Curse

Good Night



The Voorman Problem


The EE Rising Star Award:

Elizabeth Olsen

Andrea Riseborough

Suraj Sharma

Juno Temple

Alicia Vikander


Malcolm Remedios

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One Comment
  • Brian Collins
    11 January 2013 at 01:45
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    How could Eddie Redmayne have missed out!

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