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The 64th Annual BAFTA’s – Official Nominees Announced

As it happens every year before our own Oscar awards (Feb 27th btw), the UK has the Orange British Academy of Film and Television Awards (read: BAFTAs) which celebrates their 64th year on Sunday February 13th. Please check out the official site for all info and events prior to the BIG NIGHT!

Below is a write up on the nominations from the “official press release” we received this morning (trust me we were surprised to this in our email box). For those of you short on time, scroll down to see the nominations in ballot form. For those interested in things of a verbose nature, please read on: 

ORANGE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS in 2011

The King’s Speech receives 14 nominations. Black Swan is nominated in 12 categories, Inception has nine nominations and 127 Hours and True Grit are each nominated eight times. The Social Network has six nominations.

Alice in Wonderland has five nominations; The Kids Are All Right and Made in Dagenham have four nominations apiece; and The Fighter, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Toy Story 3 each receive three nominations.

The King’s Speech has been nominated in the categories Best FilmCinematography,Costume DesignEditingMake Up & HairOriginal MusicOriginal Screenplay,Production DesignSound and Outstanding British Film. Tom Hooper is nominated forDirector and Colin Firth is nominated for Leading Actor. His co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush are nominated for Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor.

Black Swan has been nominated for Best FilmCinematographyCostume Design,EditingMake Up & HairOriginal ScreenplayProduction DesignSound and Special Visual Effects. Darren Aronofsky is nominated for Director, Natalie Portman for Leading Actress and Barbara Hershey for Supporting Actress.

Inception is nominated for Best FilmCinematographyEditingOriginal Screenplay,Original MusicProduction DesignSound and Special Visual Effects. Christopher Nolan is nominated for Director.

Completing the Best Film line up are The Social Network and True Grit, both of which are also nominated for Adapted Screenplay.

David Fincher is nominated for Director for The Social Network and Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield are nominated in the Leading and Supporting Actor categories, respectively. The film is also nominated for Editing.

True Grit has six further nominations: CinematographyCostume DesignProductionDesign and Sound as well as Leading Actor and Leading Actress nominations for Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld.

Danny Boyle is nominated for Director for 127 Hours and the film’s star James Franco is nominated in the Leading Actor category. The film is also nominated in Outstanding British FilmAdapted ScreenplayCinematographyEditingOriginal Music and Sound.

Javier Bardem is nominated in the Leading Actor category for Biutiful, which is also nominated for Film Not in the English Language.

Joining Andrew Garfield and Geoffrey Rush in the Supporting Actor category are Christian Bale for The Fighter, Pete Postlethwaite for The Town and Mark Ruffalo for The Kids Are All Right.

Mark Ruffalo’s co-stars in The Kids Are All Right, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, are both nominated in the Leading Actress category. The film is also nominated forOriginal Screenplay.

Noomi Rapace completes the Leading Actress category, for her performance in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which has two further nominations, for Adapted Screenplay and Film Not in the English Language.

In the Supporting Actress category, Amy Adams is nominated for The Fighter, which also has an Original Screenplay nomination. Lesley Manville is nominated for Another Year and Miranda Richardson for Made in Dagenham.

Both Another Year and Made in Dagenham are nominated for Outstanding British Film. Made in Dagenham also has nominations for Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.

Four Lions is nominated for Outstanding British Film and the film’s writer/director Chris Morris is nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Joining him in that category are: Clio Barnard and Tracy O’Riordan, director and producer of The Arbor; Gareth Edwards, writer/director of Monsters; Nick Whitfield, writer/director of Skeletons; and Jaimie D’Cruz and Banksy, producer and director of Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3 are the nominees in theAnimated Film category. Toy Story 3 also has nominations for Adapted Screenplay andSpecial Visual Effects. How to Train Your Dragon is nominated in the Original Musiccategory.

Alice in Wonderland’s five nominations are for Costume DesignMake Up & Hair,Original MusicProduction Design and Special Visual Effects.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 has two nominations: for Make Up & Hairand Special Visual Effects.

I Am Love, Of Gods and Men and The Secret in Their Eyes are nominated in the Film Not in the English Language category alongside Biutiful and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The Short Animation nominations are The Eagleman Stag, Matter Fisher, and Thursday and the Short Film nominations are Connect, LIN, Rite, Turning and Until the River Runs Red.

The nominees for the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award, announced earlier this month, are Gemma Arterton, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hardy, Aaron Johnson and Emma Stone. This audience award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 13 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. This is the fourteenth year of Orange’s sponsorship of the Film Awards.

The ceremony will be hosted for the fifth year by Jonathan Ross and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One. Red carpet coverage will be hosted by Edith Bowman on BBC Three.)

Now here is a very cut & dry list of all the 2010 NOMINATIONS. My picks are in bold and Orange…how very appropriate wouldn’t you say?:P

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Best Film:

Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

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Outstanding British Film:
127 Hours
Another Year
Four Lions
The King’s Speech
Made in Dagenham

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Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Director Clio Barnard, Producer Tracy O’Riordan – The Arbor
Director Banksy, Producer Jaimie D’Cruz – Exit Through the Gift Shop
Director/Writer Chris Morris – Four Lions
Director/Writer Gareth Edwards – Monsters
Director/Writer Nick Whitfield – Skeletons

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Director:
Danny Boyle – 127 Hours
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
David Fincher – The Social Network

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Leading Actor
Javier Bardem – Biutiful
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours

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Leading Actress
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Noomie Rapace – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit

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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

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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

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Original Screenplay:
Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin – Black Swan
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson – The Fighter
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg – The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler – The King’s Speech

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Adapted Screenplay:
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy – 127 Hours
Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network
Michael Arndt – Toy Story 3
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen – True Grit

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Animated Film:
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3

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Film Not in the English Language:
Biutiful
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Of Gods and Men
The Secret in Their Eyes

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Original Music:
A.R. Rahman – 127 Hours
Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
John Powell – How to Train Your Dragon
Hans Zimmer – Inception
Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech

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Cinematography:
Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak – 127 Hours
Matthew Libatique – Black Swan
Wally Pfister – Inception
Danny Cohen – The King’s Speech
Roger Deakins – True Grit

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Editing:
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

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Production Design:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

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Costume Design:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The King’s Speech
Made in Dagenham
True Grit

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Sound:
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

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Special Visual Effects:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Inception
Toy Story 3

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Make-Up and Hair:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
The King’s Speech
Made in Dagenham

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Short Animation:
The Eagleman Stag
Matter Fisher
Thursday

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Short Film:
Connect
Lin
Rite
Turning
Until the River Runs Red

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Orange Rising Star Award:
Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Tom Hardy
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

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That about wraps up my thoughts on the matter. So we’ve got just about a month before the big night but I don’t think my choices will change between now and then. Go ahead and lock them in. Final Answer:) Anyone care to comment? Anyone puzzled by The Social Network and Tron Legacy‘s not being nominated for either their amazing scores or special effects? Oh well they’ll be represented at Oscar time for sure.

But what do you all think? Have you seen many of the nominees? Anyone agree/disagree with with my picks?? What are your choices for the BAFTAs??