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'The Artist' leads the nominations at the British Academy Film Awards - VIDEOS

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The French silent movie - starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo - has received 12 nods in categories including Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Leading Actor and Leading Actress, beating 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' which is up for 11 awards.

Meryl Streep has been nominated for Leading Actress for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady', the same category in which Golden Globe on Sunday (15.01.12), with Michelle Williams, Tilda Swinton, Viola Davis and Berenice also in the running.

Jim Broadbent has been nominated for Supporting Actor for his part as Dennis Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady' alongside Christopher Plummer, Jonah Hill, Kenneth Branagh and Philip Seymour Hoffman
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', 'The Descendants', 'The Help', 'Drive' and 'The Artist' will all compete in the Best Film category.

Standout 2011 comedy 'Bridesmaids' - about a woman who suffers with the loss of her job and social circle when he best friend gets married - gained nods for Best Original Screenplay and Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy.

The awards will be presented at the Royal Opera House in London on February 12 in a ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry.
 
Full List of Nominees for the BAFTA Awards:
 
Best Film:
'The Artist'
'The Descendants'
'Drive'
'The Help'
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'
 
Outstanding British Film:
'My Week With Marilyn'
'Senna'
'Shame'
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'
'We Need To Talk About Kevin'
Outstanding Debut By a British Writer, Director of Producer:
'Attack The Block' - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
'Black Pond' - Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
'Coriolanus' - Ralph Fiennes (Director)
'Submarine' = Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
'Tyrannosaur' -  Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)
 
Film Not in the English Language:
'Incendines'
'Pina'
'Potiche'
'A Separation'
'The Skin I Live In'
 
Documentary :
'George Harrison: Living in the Material World' -
Martin Scorsese
'Project Nim' - James Marsh, Simon Chinn
'Senna' - Asif Kapadia
 
Animated Film:
'The Adventures of TinTin'
'Arthur Christmas'
'Rango'
 
Director:
'The Artist' - Michel Hazanavicius
'Drive' - Nicolas Winding Refn
'Hugo' - Martin Scorsese
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' - Tomas Alfredson
'We Need To Talk About Kevin' - Lynne Ramsay
 
Original Screenplay:
'The Artist' - Michel Hazanavicius
'Bridesmaids' - Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
'The Guard' - John Michael McDonagh
'The Iron Lady' - Abi Morgan
'Midnight In Paris' - Woody Allen
 
Adapted Screenplay:
'The Descendants' - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
'The Help' - Tate Taylor
'The Ides of March' - George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
'Moneyball' - Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' - Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan
 
Leading Actor:
Brad Pitt - 'Moneyball'
Gary Oldman  - 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'
George Clooney - 'The Descendants'
Jean Dujardin - 'The Artist'
Michael Fassbender - 'Shame'
 
Leading Actress:
Berenice Bejo - 'The Artist'
Meryl Streep - 'The Iron Lady'
Michelle Williams - 'My Week with Marilyn'
Tilda Swinton - 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'
Viola Davis - 'The Help'
 
Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer - 'Beginners'
Jim Broadbent - 'The Iron Lady'
Jonah Hill - 'Moneyball'
Kenneth Branagh - 'My Week with Marilyn'
Philip Seymour Hoffman - 'The Ides of March'
 
Supporting Actress:
Carey Mulligan - 'Drive'
Jessica Chastain - 'The Help'
Dame Judi Dench - 'My Week with Marilyn'
Melissa McCarthy - 'Bridesmaids'
Octavia Spencer - 'The Help'
 
Original Music:
'The Artist' - Ludovic Bource
'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
'Hugo'- Howard Shore
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' - Alberto Iglesias
'War Horse' - John Williams
 
Cinematography:
'The Artist' - Guillaume Schiffman
'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' - Jeff Cronenweth
'Hugo' - Robert Richardson
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' - Hoyte van Hoytema
'War Horse' - Janusz Kaminski
 
Editing:
'The Artist' - Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
'Drive' - Mat Newman
'Hugo' - Thelma Schoonmaker
'Senna' - Gregers Sall, Chris King
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' - Dino Jonsater
 
Production Design:
'The Artist' Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
'Hugo' Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald
'War Horse' Rick Carter, Lee Sandales
 
Costume Design
'The Artist' - Mark Bridges
'Hugo' - Sandy Powell
'Jane Eyre' - Michael O'Connor
'My Week With Marilyn' - Jill Taylor
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' - Jacqueline Durran
 
Make Up and Hair:
'The Artist' - Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' - Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
'Hugo' - Morag Ross, Jan Archibald
'The Iron Lady' - Marese Langan
'My Week with Marilyn' - Jenny Shircore
 
Sound
'The Artist' - Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' - James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener
'Hugo' - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' - John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley
'War Horse' - Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns
 
Special Visual Effects:
'The Adventures of TinTin'  - Joe Letteri
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'  -Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery
'Hugo' - Rob Legato, Ben Grossman, Joss Williams
'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White
'War Horse' - Ben Morris, Neil Corbould
 
Short Animation:
'Abuelas' - Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, Francesca Gardiner
'Bobby Yeah' - Robert Morgan
'A Morning Stroll' - Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe
 
Short Film:
'Chalk' - Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, James Bolton, Ilaria Bernardini
'Mwansa The Great' - Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet
'Only Sound Remains' - Arash Ashtiani, Anshu Poddar
'Pitch Black Heist' - John Maclean, Gerardine O'Flynn
'Two and Two' - Babak Anvari, Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen
 
The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award:
Adam Deacon
Chris Hemsworth
Chris O'Dowd
Eddie Redmayne
Tom Hiddleston

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