'The King's Speech,' 'Black Swan,' rule BAFTA nominations

kings-speech-firthImage Credit: Laurie SparhamThe King’s Speech led all films with 14 BAFTA nominations, including nods for Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress. True Grit, which had been ignored by the Golden Globes, garnered eight nominations, including recognition for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Actor, and Actress. Black Swan earned 12 nominations, while everyone’s pre-Oscar favorite, The Social Network, nabbed only six. The complete list is after the jump:

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

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  • mike

    To a large degree I’m liking these nomninations far better than the likely Oscar nominations.

    • bruno

      me too. julianne moore! babs hershey! inception love!….
      not the biggest fan of the garfield nom or the lack of love for blue valentine tho….

      • Lily

        Me2. THRILLED Noomi Rapace is FINALLY honored for her brilliant performances in all 3 Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films. She is amazing.

    • Lee

      Me too because I feel THE FIGHTER is overrated, and I was glad to see BAFTA agreed with me.

    • helen

      Its a classy list. I like it.

    • Liz Lemon

      I’m happy to see Deathly Hallows got Two nods. But I’m willing to bet they will give it to Inception and Alice in Wonderland. Harry Potter just can’t cut a break with these things. The series has been nominated for over 20 Baftas and still hasn’t won…I don’t think.

    • WhiteLady

      Couldn’t agree more

  • Allen

    Love the Inception love…

  • Calebin2004

    A few surprises here, but it will be interesting to hear about which films were inelegible in the UK. The BAFTAS sometimes match the Oscars in a good way (remember Alan Alda) and this year Bardem, Rapace, the exclusion of Melissa Leo and Julianne Moore are surprising

    • Scott

      Julianne Moore is not excluded, she’s in the lead actress category

      • Calebin2004

        True, I meant her inclusion i just phrased it horribly

  • Woot

    Love that Julianne Moore got some love! Even though I’m madly in love with Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey did do a better job.

    • Thayer

      Barbara Hershey is way better than Kunis. I do not understand why Kunis is the one getting nominated.

      Hopefully, this will translate to OScar nom as well.

      • WhiteLady

        Unfortunately the balloting for Oscar nominations has already ended I’m afraid… So it won’t make a difference

  • Adam

    How is Toy Story 3 an adapted screenplay?

    • Thayer

      It’s a sequel. Characters were based on the original Toy Story

  • jenny

    Sequels are considered an adapted screenplay.

  • Jorge Jose Herrera

    While I am glad to see that Barbara Hershey got some recognition, I would have liked to see Mila Kunis in the Supporting Actress category. It’s not that Kunis did better, but her performance was more of a shock to me than Hershey’s. Hersehy was great in A Killing in a Small Town but I had only seen Kunis in That 70’s Show and was shocked at her dramatic performance. Happy with the list overall though and am a little worried with the placement of Hailee Steinfeld as I want her to get an Oscar nomination because she did fantastic.

  • Captain Canuck

    It’s so weird that article doesn’t even mention 127 Hours which got 8 Nominations! The press is the US is generally just ignoring this movie, which is resulting in it’s slim chances for Best Picture and Director Nominations.

    • RichieG

      I think the general consensus is 127 Hours isn’t a real contender for Best Picture or Director (might get nominations but no chance of winning) because Danny Boyle’s last film won all the awards. To get the same recognition for your next film you really have to make an amazing film people can’t ignore, and 127 Hours isn’t as instantly catching as Slumdog was.

  • keith

    Interesting. I notice they didn’t nominate Melissa Leo, but it makes sense they would shine attention on British films. Great list here!

  • Jerry

    I like the way the BAFTAs came out. They broke the mold and maybe there will be a surprise or two.

  • ChrisV

    The surprise to me is that “Never Let Me Go” is shut out. While I didn’t expect it to get awards in the U.S., I figured it would still land some BAFTA nominations.

    • Nick

      Yeah, I thought at least Carey Mulligan might pull off a nomination here.

  • Nick

    Interesting. I’m very pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of Julianne Moore, although I guess that meant the exclusion of Nicole Kidman, who certainly deserves to be nominated. Jeremy Renner was left out in favor of Pete Postlethwaite, which is interesting. I’m also shocked that Melissa Leo was left out. Very strange. And Barbara Hershey may very well be more deserving of the nomination than Mila Kunis, but what can I say, I’m totally biased when it comes to Mila Kunis. I wanted her to be nominated, and I hope she can still pull off an Oscar nomination.
    It’s also nice to see that Black Swan was nominated for Special Visual Effects. Often times, it’s only the big budget action movies that get nominated in this category (no offense to the ones that did; Inception, Harry Potter, and Alice in Wonderland all had superb visual effects and are deserving of being nominated). But it’s just cool to see that a movie with subtler, but still fantastic effects can get recognized. Hopefully the Oscars will get that right too.

  • Damon

    Natalie FTW..

  • John

    woooo Monsters! even if only 1 nom

  • Preston

    I’m really hoping the Oscars at least recognize Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams for their outstanding work in Blue Valentine… both of them had the best performance of the year in their respective categories, in my opinion.

    • Kelly

      Blue Valentiine was not released in the UK until this past week. I am guessing that the film was ineligable, which is a bummer.

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