Sunday, February 12, 2012

2012 BAFTA Award Winners

No, it doesn't seem, it is! The Artist is the big BAFTA winner and even if many try to not recall it, it is a French movie, so good for French Cinema, even do I believe movie is not a good representative of great French Cinema, but looks and feels more like American cinema, isn't?? Sigh.

First Update
Seems like The Artist is collecting many awards; probably similar trend could reach Oscar. Winners in all categories are at official site. Winners are in *BLUE.



A few hours ago the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations and if you feel like watching the less than five minutes video please go here.

Announcement was made by Holliday Grainger and Daniel Radcliffe and to be honest BAFTA’s nods look very similar to what has been happening in America, both with critics as well as the few industry groups that have made nominations announcements. As we know 2012 awards celebrate films that were released in 2011 and nominees are the result of Round Two voting.

The Artist leads nominations with 12 followed by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with 11, Hugo with 9 and My Week With Marilyn with 6.

Best Film
*The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding British Film
My Week with Marilyn
*Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Film Not In the English Language
Incendies, Denis Villeneuve
Pina, Wim Wenders
Potiche, François Ozon
A Separation, Asghar Farhadi
*La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), Pedro Almodóvar

Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Steven Speielberg
Arthur Christmas, Sarah Smith
*Rango, Gore Verbinski

*Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive
Martin Scorsese for Hugo
Tomas Alfredson for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lynne Ramsay for We Need to Talk About Kevin

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Joe Cornish for Attack The Block
Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley and Sarah Brocklehurst for Black Pond
Ralph Fiennes for Coriolanus
Richard Ayoade for Submarine
*Addy Consdine and Diarmid Scrimshaw for Tyrannosaur

Leading Actress
Bérénice Bejo in The Artist
*Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis in The Help

Supporting Actress
Carey Mulligan in Drive
Jessica Chastain in The Help
Judi Dench in My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
*Octavia Spencer in The Help

Leading Actor
Brad Pitt in Moneyball
Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney in The Descendants
*Jean Dujardin in The Artist
Michael Fassbender in Shame

Supporting Actor
*Christopher Plummer in Beginners
Jim Broadbent in The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill in Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Ides of March

*Guillaume Schiffman for The Artist
Jeff Cronenweth for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Robert Richrdson for Hugo
Hoyte van Hoytema for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Janusz Kaminski for War Horse

Original Screenplay
*Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig for Bridesmaids
John Michael McDonagh for The Guard
Abi Morgan for The Iron Lady
Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris

Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash for The Descendants
Tate Taylor for The Help
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon for The Ides of March
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin for Moneyball
*Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanvicius for The Artist
Mat Newman for Drive
Thelma Schoonmaker for Hugo
*Gregers Sall and Chris King for Senna
Dino Jonsater for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Production Design
Laurence Bennet and Robert Gould for The Artist
Stuart Craig and Stephenie McMillan for Harry Potter and the Deadthly Hallows – Part 2
*Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo for Hugo
Maria Djukovic and Tatiana MacDonald for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Rick Carter and Le Sandales for War Horse

Costume Design
*Mark Bridges for The Artist
Sandy Powell for Hugo
Michael O’Connor for Jane Eyre
Jill Taylor for My Week with Marilyn
Jacqueline Durran for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Original Music
*Ludovic Bource for The Artist
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore for Hugo
Alberto Iglesias for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John Williams for War Horse

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Special Visual Effects
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
War Horse

Make Up & Hair
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
*The Iron Lady
My Week with Marilyn

George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Martin Scorsese
Project Nim, James Marsch and Simon Chinn
*Senna, Asif Kapadia

Short Animation
Abuelas, Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, and Francesca Gardiner
Bobby Yeah, Robert Morgan
*A Morning Stroll, Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe

Short Film
Chalk, Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, James Bolton, and Ilaria Bernardini
Mwansa The Great, Rungano Nyoni and Gabriel Gauchet
Only Sound Remains, Arash Ashtiani and Anshu Poddar
*Pitch Black Heist, John Maclean and Gerardine O'Flynn
Two and Two, Babak Anvari and Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen

To check official announcement go here.  Awards ceremony will be on Sunday, February 12 and surely will be broadcast by local TV as well as stream live at the Academy site. As soon as I have specific info will post here or in calendar.

Definitively most categories look like what Oscar could look and most interesting is the Best Actress category as not only does not include British Actresses that were expected to be nominated but from the five I’ve been closely following, Glenn Close is out and Berenice Bejo is in; now more than ever I’m sure about the four out of five actresses that have to be nominated for Oscar.

Best actor has two actors that probably will not be in Oscar, but this category is not easy for me and BAFTA’s doesn’t give me real clues. Well, have less than a week to do my Oscar nominations predictions, so my crystal ball has to come out of the closet, be cleaned and hopefully will work again (lol). Yes I do believe that BAFTA's nominations help to predict Oscar with a lot of interpretation.

Can’t complain as have seen most films in the nods, there are a couple that I’m dying to watch, and a few that I’m delaying until I find the right mood.


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