BAFTA Awards 2013

February 11th, 2013 - Graham Eley

‘Lincoln’ (Steven Spielberg) received nine BAFTA nominations, including best film, to lead the field but missed out in the best director category.  ‘Argo’ (Ben Affleck), ‘Life of Pi’ (Ang Lee) and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (Kathryn Bigelow) all received nominations for both awards and ‘Les Misérables’ completed the best film list.  All five nominees should feature in the best film category in tomorrow’s Oscar nominations with Lincoln being the current favourite to take the award.  Another serious Oscar challenger, ‘Django Unchained’ (Quentin Tarantino) and Palme dOr winner, ‘Amour’ (Michael Haneke), secured the other two best director nods after missing out in the influential Directors Guild of America’s nominations last weekend.

 

‘Amour’ joined fellow Cannes titles, ‘Rust and Bone’ (Jacques Audiard) and ‘The Hunt’ (Thomas Vinterberg), in receiving best foreign language film nominations.  The Palme dOr winner is the clear frontrunner for BAFTA and Oscar success but ‘Rust and Bone’ does have support in the UK where it won best film at the London Film Festival last October.  Mainstream offerings, Headhunters (Morten Tyldum) and Untouchable (Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache), complete the nominations.

 

The best documentary category – one of the hardest to predict – celebrated three features from UK filmmakers with ‘The Imposter’ (Bart Layton), Marley (Kevin Macdonald) and McCullin (David Morris) all receiving nominations.  They are joined by festival hit, ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ and high profile rough justice doc ‘West of Memphsis’ (Amy Berg).

 

The best actress battle will be a precursor to the closest Oscar race with Jennifer Lawrence (‘Silver Linings Playbook’), Jessica Chastain, (‘Zero Dark Thirty’) and Emmanuelle Riva (‘Amour’) all going head to head.  Making things even more competitive, there will be strong UK support for both the other two contenders, Marion Cotillard (‘Rust and Bone’) and local favourite, Helen Mirren (‘Hitchcock’).

 

By contrast, Daniel Day-Lewis has totally dominated the awards season so far in the best actor category and seems on course for Oscar success.  He receives competition in the BAFTA’s from Ben Affleck (‘Argo’), Huge Jackman (‘Les Misérables’), Bradley Cooper (‘Silver Linings Playbook’) and Joaquin Phoenix ‘The Master’).  In line with the current trend, ‘The Master’ missed out on the other major categories where it has failed to make on impression industry guilds notwithstanding some success in the pre-Christmas critics awards.  It did though pick-up nominations for best original screenplay (Paul Thomas Anderson) and best supporting actress (Amy Adams) and (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

 

Nominations:

 

BEST FILM

 

ARGO Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
LES MISÉRABLES Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
LIFE OF PI Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark
LINCOLN Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
ZERO DARK THIRTY Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

 

BEST DIRECTOR

 

AMOUR Michael Haneke
ARGO Ben Affleck
DJANGO UNCHAINED Quentin Tarantino
LIFE OF PI Ang Lee
ZERO DARK THIRTY Kathryn Bigelow

 

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

 

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

 

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

 

LEADING ACTRESS

 

EMMANUELLE RIVA Amour
HELEN MIRREN Hitchcock
JENNIFER LAWRENCE Silver Linings Playbook
JESSICA CHASTAIN Zero Dark Thirty
MARION COTILLARD Rust and Bone

 

LEADING ACTOR

 

BEN AFFLECK Argo
BRADLEY COOPER Silver Linings Playbook
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS Lincoln
HUGH JACKMAN Les Misérables
JOAQUIN PHOENIX The Master

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

 

AMY ADAMS The Master
ANNE HATHAWAY Les Misérables
HELEN HUNT The Sessions
JUDI DENCH Skyfall
SALLY FIELD Lincoln

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

 

ALAN ARKIN Argo
CHRISTOPH WALTZ Django Unchained
JAVIER BARDEM Skyfall
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN The Master
TOMMY LEE JONES Lincoln

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

 

AMOUR Michael Haneke
DJANGO UNCHAINED Quentin Tarantino
THE MASTER Paul Thomas Anderson
MOONRISE KINGDOM Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
ZERO DARK THIRTY Mark Boal

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

 

ARGO Chris Terrio
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
LIFE OF PI David Magee
LINCOLN Tony Kushner
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK David O. Russell

 

ANIMATED FILM

 

BRAVE Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
FRANKENWEENIE Tim Burton
PARANORMAN Sam Fell, Chris Butler

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

ANNA KARENINA Seamus McGarvey
LES MISÉRABLES Danny Cohen
LIFE OF PI Claudio Miranda
LINCOLN Janusz Kaminski
SKYFALL Roger Deakins

 

EDITING

 

ARGO William Goldenberg
DJANGO UNCHAINED Fred Raskin
LIFE OF PI Tim Squyres
SKYFALL Stuart Baird
ZERO DARK THIRTY Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

 

ANNA KARENINA Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
LES MISÉRABLES Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
LIFE OF PI David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
LINCOLN Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
SKYFALL Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock

 

COSTUME DESIGN

 

ANNA KARENINA Jacqueline Durran
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
LES MISÉRABLES Paco Delgado
LINCOLN Joanna Johnston
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN Colleen Atwood

 

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

 

ANNA KARENINA Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster, Tom Stoppard
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL John Madden, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Ol Parker
LES MISÉRABLES Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh, William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
SKYFALL Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan

 

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

There was a short period after the pre-Christmas critics awards and before the industry guilds had their say, when it looked as if we might be heading for a competitive Oscar race in the best film category.  Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty had totally dominated the early part of the critics’ awards but had faltered slightly near the end, and there were signs that the industry support for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln was less robust than first thought.  Close observers, though, would have noticed Ben Affleck’s Argo starting to develop some momentum during the critics’ later announcements, but few could have imagined that it would go on to sweep the board with wins at the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes, PGA, SAG and DGA awards.  Its seemingly unstoppable charge towards Oscar success continued last night when it claimed best film at the BAFTA’s.

 

Argo’s only serious blip came with a shock omission from the Oscar nominations for best director but its victory in that category at the BAFTA’s was almost inevitable now that the full driving force of the awards season is behind it.

 

The BAFTA’s went against the grain in awarding best actress to Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) rather than Oscar favourite, Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), or her closest challenger, Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty).  There was no such surprise in the best actor category with Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) picking up his 24th win of the winter.

 

Nor was there a shock in the best supporting actress category where Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) took her winter tally to twenty one.  Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) claimed best supporting actor and could still take the Oscar ahead of current frontrunner, Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln).

 

 

Awards:

 

Best picture
Argo

 

Best British film
Skyfall

 

Best director
Ben Affleck, Argo

 

Best actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

 

Best actress
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

 

Best supporting actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

 

Best supporting actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

 

Best original screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

 

Best adapted screenplay
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

 

Best foreign film
Amour: Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz

 

Best documentary
Searching for Sugar Man: Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn

 

Best animation
Brave: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

 

Best cinematography
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

 

Best editing
William Goldenberg, Argo

 

Best production design
Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson: Les Miserables

 

Best costume design
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina

 

Best make up and hair
Lisa Westcott, Les Miserables

 

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

 

Best original music
Thomas Newman, Skyfall

 

Best special visual effects
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer: Life of Pi

 

Best short animation
The Making of Longbird: Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

 

Best short film
Swimmer: Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw

 

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer), The Imposter

 

The EE Rising Star award (voted for by public)
Juno Temple

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