Ten (Well, Twelve) Things I Would Like To Say To BAFTA

#1 – I’m proud of you for nominating Drive for Best Film and Best Director. ACADEMY TAKE NOTE.






#2 – Why did you put Mulligan on the longlist for Best Actress for Shame? She quite obviously should have been nominated for her work in that as opposed to Drive in the Best Supporting category.

#3 – Your Outstanding British Film category is a bit of a shambles, to be honest. Where’s the likes of Tyrannosaur, Submarine, The Guard or Weekend? They were all considerably more ‘Outstanding’ than My Week With Marilyn. But at least you didn’t nominate The Iron Lady.

#4 – Would it have been too much to ask for some love for 50/50?




#5 – TINTIN IS NOT ANIMATED!!!! I’ve lost complete sense of where the lines blur in this category, now, to be honest….


#6 – Bejo should not be up for Best Actress. You should have put her nicely in the Best Supporting category instead of Dame Judi and given some room for the thoroughly deserving Olivia Colman.




#7 – What makes you think you’re cool enough to buck the Brooks trend?






#8 – While we’re in the Supporting categories, you seem to think McCarthy will be Oscar nominated for Bridesmaids. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.


#9 – This year’s soundtrack category has been an interesting one and the choices here are pretty stellar, but being BAFTA, you could have thrown some love Hanna or Attack The Block’s way. And yet again, what about continuing that love for Drive?


#10 – Broadbent and Dench. Yes, I appreciate they’re national treasures and I love them dearly. But there were far better choices that got left out because of their respective nominations.



#11 – I’m still confused over the people left out of this Rising Star category…






Anyway, see below for the full list of nominees:

Best Film:

  • Drive
  • The Help
  • The Artist
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Descendants
  • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • Martin Scorsese – Hugo
  • Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
  • Lynne Ramsay – We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Tomas Alfredson – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Leading Actor:
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball
  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Michael Fassbender – Shame
Leading Actress:
  • Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Bérénice Bejo – The Artist
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
Supporting Actor:
  • Christopher Plummer – Beginners
  • Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides Of March
  • Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Supporting Actress:
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • Carey Mulligan – Drive
  • Octavia Spencer – The Help
  • Judi Dench – My Week With Marilyn
  • Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Original Screenplay:
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Artist
  • The Guard
  • Midnight In Paris
  • The Iron Lady
Adapted Screenplay:
  • The Descendants
  • Moneyball
  • The Ides Of March
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Help

Outstanding British Film:

  • My Week With Marilyn
  • Senna
  • Shame
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding Debut By A British Director, Writer Or Producer:

  • Richard Ayoade – Submarine
  • Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur
  • Joe Cornish – Attack The Block
  • Ralph Fiennes – Coriolanus
  • Will Sharp – Black Pond

Film Not In The English Language:

  • The Skin I Live In
  • Potiche
  • A Separation
  • Incendies
  • Pina


  • Project Nim
  • Senna
  • George Harrison: Living In The Material World

Animated Film:

  • The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
  • Rango
  • Arthur Christmas


  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • The Artist
  • War Horse
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


  • Drive
  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • Senna
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Production Design:

  • Jane Eyre
  • Hugo
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Artist
  • My Week With Marilyn

Costume Design:

  • Jane Eyre
  • My Week With Marilyn
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Artist
  • Hugo

Make Up & Hair:

  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Hugo
  • The Artist
  • The Iron Lady
  • My Week With Marilyn


  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Hugo
  • War Horse

Special Visual Effects:

  • The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
  • Hugo
  • War Horse
  • Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Short Animation:

  • Abuelas
  • Bobby Yeah
  • A Morning Stroll

Short Film:

  • Chalk
  • Only Sound Remains
  • Pitch Black Heist
  • Two And Two
  • Mwansa The Great

Orange Rising Star Award:

  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Adam Deacon
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Chris O’Dowd

BAFTA Fellowship:

  • Martin Scorsese

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