Today: February 28, 2024

Awards Season

Apologies St Nick, and no hard feelings Rudolph, for the avid film fan, this is the most wonderful time of the year.

Apologies
St Nick, and no hard feelings Rudolph, for the avid film fan, this is the most
wonderful time of the year.
In the space of two days the futures’ of
directors, stars and production companies are shaped by a list of nominees
selected by some of the most prestigious names in the business.

Fans and journalists take to their keyboard in a
flurry of announcements and opinions, throwing hands to the skies as Ryan Gosling again doesn’t make the
cut, or curling a triumphant fist that Michael
Haneke
makes this year’s director’s category. And yet whatever your opinion
of this shiny list of hopefuls, you know that come the 10th and 24th
of February you will be in front of the screen revelling in the glory of it
all.

Even before this year’s announcements people were
wary. There had been no clear front-runners for the coming year, no King’s
Speech or Iron Lady or Artist to lead the pack. The biggest contenders, namely Lincoln, will barely enjoy a UK release
before the season is upon us, and with multiple nominees like Silver Linings Playbook only scoring
pretty good reviews, this is not one of the punchiest years for award winning.

Some of the more promising names to come up this
year may fall in the shadow of last year’s foreign dominance. The Artist stormed both sides of the
North Atlantic and drew gazes firmly away from Hollywood for the first time in
years. What a sweet shock it was then to see Michael Haneke’s Amour in most of the major categories of the
Oscars, though surprisingly barely mentioned for the British awards.

Any big name snubs are swiftly covered by BAFTA; Marion Cotillard for her harrowing
central performance in Rust and Bone,
and Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow are welcomed into the
Best Director section where the US turned their backs. Great independent films
also thrive at BAFTA where perhaps they haven’t touched the radar stateside. Bart Layton’s chilling documentary The Imposter graces the best documentary list, and a strong foreign
film category including Olivier
Nakache
and Eric Toledano’s Untouchable and Morten
Tyldum’s
grim Nordic noir Headhunters.

Of course the comfort of there being such a mix
is that there is no clear hint of who will win. Joaquin Phoenix may be forced to swallow his words as best actor, Emmanuelle Riva could sweep the floor
with Jessica Chastain. No matter who
claims the main prize, February is going to prove the most colourful month of
the film calendar.

Oscar Nominations 2013

Best
Film

Amour

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Denzel Washington, Flight

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

BEST ACTRESS

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin, Argo

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, The Master

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Sally Field, Lincoln

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Behn Zeitlin, Beast of the Southern Wild

Michael Haneke, Amour

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Amour

Django Unchained

Flight

Moonrise Kingdom

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Brave

Frankenweenie

ParaNorman

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Amour

A Royal Affair

No

Kon-Tiki

War Witch

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anna Karenina

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina

Les Miserables

Lincoln

Mirror Mirror

Snow White and the Huntsman

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Inocente

Kings Point

Mondays at Racine

Open Heart

Redemption

BEST FILM EDITING

Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Hitchcock

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Anna Karenina

Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”

“Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”

“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”

“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”

“Suddenly” from “Les Miserables”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Anna Karenina

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Adam and Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head Over Heels

Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’

Paperman

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Asad

Buzkashi Boys

Curfew

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)

Henry”

BEST SOUND EDITING

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST SOUND MIXING

Argo

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

Marvel’s The Avengers

Prometheus

Snow White and the Huntsman”

BAFTA Nominations 2013

Best picture

Argo

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark
Thirty

Best British film

Anna
Karenina

The Best
Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables

Seven
Psychopaths

Skyfall

Best director

Ben Affleck, Argo

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark
Thirty

Michael Haneke, Amour

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Quentin Tarantino, Django
Unchained

Best actor

Ben Affleck, Argo

Bradley Cooper, Silver
Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark
Thirty

Marion Cotillard, Rust and
Bone

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver
Linings Playbook

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best supporting actor

Alan Arkin, Argo

Javier Bardem, Skyfall

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django
Unchained

Best supporting actress

Amy Adams, The Master

Judi Dench, Skyfall

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Helen Hunt, The
Sessions

Best original screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise
Kingdom

Mark Boal Zero Dark
Thirty

Michael Haneke, Amour

Quentin Tarantino, Django
Unchained

Best adapted screenplay

Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of
the Southern Wild

Tony Kushner, Lincoln

David Magee, Life of Pi

David O. Russell, Silver
Linings Playbook

Chris Terrio, Argo

Best foreign

Amour: Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz

Headhunters: Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn

The Hunt Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten
Kaufmann

Rust and
Bone: Jacques Audiard,
Pascal Caucheteux

Untouchable: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nicolas Duval
Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun

Best documentary

The
Imposter: Bart Layton, Dimitri
Doganis

Marley: Kevin Macdonald, Steve Bing, Charles Steel

McCullin: David Morris, Jacqui Morris

Searching
for Sugar Man: Malik Bendjelloul,
Simon Chinn

West of
Memphis: Amy Berg

Best animation

Brave: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Frankenweenie: Tim Burton

ParaNorman: Sam Fell, Chris Butler

Best cinematography

Danny Cohen, Les Miserables

Roger Deakins, Skyfall

Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln

Seamus McGarvey, Anna
Karenina

Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best editing

Stuart Baird, Skyfall

William Goldenberg, Argo

Fred Raskin, Django
Unchained

Tim Squyres, Life of Pi

Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg, Zero Dark
Thirty

Best production design

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer: Anna
Karenina

Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson: Les Miserables

David Gropman, Anna Pinnock: Life of Pi

Rick Carter, Jim Erickson: Lincoln

Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock: Skyfall

Best costume design

Jacqueline Durran, Anna
Karenina

Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Great
Expectations

Paco Delgado, Les
Miserables

Joanna Johnston, Lincoln

Colleen Atwood, Snow White
and the Huntsman

Best make up and hair

Ivana Primorac, Anna
Karenina

Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger: Hitchcock

Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater: The Hobbit:
An Unexpected Journey

Lisa Westcott, Les Miserables

Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou: Lincoln

Best sound

Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman: Django
Unchained

Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge,
Chris Ward: The Hobbit:
An Unexpected Journey

Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst:
Les
Miserables

Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill: Life of Pi

Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker
Landers: Skyfall

Best original music

Dario Marianelli, Anna
Karenina

Alexandre Desplat, Argo

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

John Williams, Lincoln

Thomas Newman, Skyfall

Best special visual effects

Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley: The Dark
Knight Rises

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White: The Hobbit:
An Unexpected Journey

Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth: Prometheus

Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer: Life of Pi

Nominees TBC: Avengers
Assemble

Best short animation

Here to Fall: Kris Kelly, Evelyn McGrath

I’m Fine Thanks: Eamonn O’Neill

The Making of Longbird: Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

Best short film

The Curse: Fyzal Boulifa, Gavin Humphries

Good Night: Muriel d’Ansembourg, Eva Sigurdardottir

Swimmer: Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw

Tumult: Johnny Barrington, Rhianna Andrews

The Voorman Problem: Mark Gill, Baldwin Li

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director
or producer

Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer), The
Imposter

David Morris (Director), Jacqui Morris (Director/Producer), McCullin

Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer), Danny King (Writer), Wild Bill

James Bobin (Director), The Muppets

Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer), I Am
Nasrine

The EE Rising Star award (voted for by public)

Elizabeth Olsen

Andrea Riseborough

Suraj Sharma

Juno Temple

Alicia Vikander

Beth Webb - Events Editor

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