2012 Bafta Awards Nominations

February 7, 2012 by staff 

2012 Bafta Awards Nominations, The BAFTA 2012 (Orange British Academy Film Awards) nominations were announced this morning by at Bafta in Piccadilly by Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, Great Expectations actress Holliday Grainger and BAFTA chairman Tim Corrie.

Meryl Streep has been nominated for the coveted Leading Actress award for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, while Michelle Williams is also up for the gong for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn.

Other competition in the category includes Tilda Swinton, for the part she played in We Need To Talk About Kevin, as well as Viola Davis for The Help, and Berenice Bejo for top-nominated film The Artist.

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Gary Oldman, Jean Dujardin and Michael Fassbender are all in the running for the Leading Actor award.

Silent film The Artist has scooped the largest number of nominations at this year’s BAFTAs, up for a mammoth 12 gongs, while Cold War thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy follows with 11, including a nomination for Leading Actor for Gary Oldman.

Martin Scorsese’s first children’s film Hugo, meanwhile scored nine nominations, including best director, while My Week With Marilyn scored six nominations. The Help and War Horse are each nominated five times. The full list can be found below.

And Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay is up for best director, for We Need To Talk About Kevin, adapted from Lionel Shriver’s best-selling novel about the mother of a boy who goes on a high-school killing-spree.

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