'My Week With Marilyn', 'Tinker Tailor' lead BAFTA longlists

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With 16 inclusions each, My Week With Marilyn and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy are leading the pack in the longlists for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards, which were announced today. In addition to making the cut for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, both films have their stars in contention. (Marilyn‘s Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, and Zoe Wanamaker, as well as Tinker Tailor‘s Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, John Hurt, and Kathy Burke, are all on the acting longlists.)

Following Marilyn and Tinker Tailor for the most entries on the BAFTA longlists were The Iron Lady (14), The Artist, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Midnight in Paris, War Horse (13 each),  The Help, Hugo, Drive (12 each), and The Ides of March and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (11 each.) Notable exclusions from the BAFTA longlist include Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Melancholia, and Martha Marcy May Marlene, while major Oscar contender The Tree of Life earned just one mention in the cinematography category.

The longlist kicks off the first round of voting for the BAFTAs, which includes 15 entries in most categories. The five nominees will be chosen from these longlists in the second round. However, there are only five for animation and documentary in the first round of voting.  Nominations in all categories, including the shortlist for the Rising Star Award, will be announced on Jan. 17. Check out the entire BAFTAs 2012 longlist, including Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, and Outstanding British Film here.  (Note: * marks  the five chapter picks.)

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
My Week With Marilyn
Senna
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Director
The Artist - Michel Hazanvicius*
The Descendants - Alexander Payne
Drive – Nicholas Winding Refn *
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - David Fincher
The Help - Tate Taylor
Hugo – Martin Scorcese*
The Ides of March - George Clooney
The Iron Lady - Phyllida Lloyd
J. Edgar - Clint Eastwood
Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen
Moneyball – Bennett Miller
My Week With Marilyn - Simon Curtis
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy- Tomas Alfredson*
War Horse - Steven Spielberg
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay*

Leading Actor
Antonio Banderas – The Skin I Live In
Brad Pitt – Moneyball*
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Daniel Craig – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Eddie Redmayne – My Week With Marilyn
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy*
George Clooney – The Descendants*
Jean Dujardin– The Artist
Leonardo DiCaprio– J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender – Shame*
Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris
Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur
Ralph Fiennes – Coriolanus
Ryan Gosling – Drive
Ryan Gosling– The Ides of March

Leading Actress
Bérénice Bejo – The Artist*
Carey Mulligan – Shame
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Emma Stone – The Help
Helen Mirren – The Debt
Jodie Foster – Carnage
Kate Winslet – Carnage
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady*
Mia Wasikowska – Jane Eyre
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn*
Olivia Colman – Tyrannosaur
Rooney Mara – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin*
Viola Davis – The Help*

Supporting Actor
Alan Rickman – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Albert Brooks – Drive
Ben Kingsley – Hugo
Benedict Cumberbatch – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Colin Firth – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Eddie Marsan – Tyrannosaur
Ezra Miller – We Need to Talk About Kevin
George Clooney – The Ides of March
Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady
John Hurt – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh– My Week With Marilyn
Paul Giamatti – The Ides of March
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides of March

Supporting Actress
Alexandra Roach – The Iron Lady
Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help
Carey Mulligan – Drive
Emily Watson – War Horse
Evan Rachel Wood – The Ides of March
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Judi Dench – My Week With Marilyn
Kathy Bates – Midnight in Paris
Kathy Burke – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Marion Cotillard – Midnight in Paris
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Olivia Colman – The Iron Lady
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
Zoe Wanamaker – My Week With Marilyn

The winners will be announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 12, at  London’s Royal Opera House. This year’s honoree for the BAFTA Fellowship is Hugo director Martin Scorsese.

Read more:
‘My Week With Marilyn’ review
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ review
Martin Scorsese to be honored by British film academy

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