The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced its nominees for 2013 today. BAFTA is like the Oscars, in the United Kingdom, one of the highest honors in the movie industry. This year as always, there are surprises.
First though, to the ones that got nominated. ‘Lincoln’ leads the way with 10 nominations. ‘Les Misérables´and ´Life of Pi´ come next with 9 nominations a piece, followed by ´Skyfall´ with eight and ‘Argo’ with seven.
Video of 2013 BAFTA Nominations
Now to the ones that got snubbed. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln tops the nominations even though he didn’t get recognized for Best Director as well as Tom Hooper and Peter Jackson. Denzel Washington also didn’t make the list for ‘Flight’, nor did Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio. Probably the biggest shocker was that BAFTA didn’t give a nod in the Best Film category to one of its own ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘Skyfall’ also were passed up.
Here is a list of the main categories and its nominees:
LIFE OF PI Gil
ZERO DARK THIRTY
BEN AFFLECK Argo
BRADLEY COOPER Silver Linings Playbook
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS Lincoln
HUGH JACKMAN Les Misérables
JOAQUIN PHOENIX The Master
EMMANUELLE RIVA Amour
HELEN MIRREN Hitchcock
JENNIFER LAWRENCE Silver Linings Playbook
JESSICA CHASTAIN Zero Dark Thirty
MARION COTILLARD Rust and Bone
ALAN ARKIN Argo
CHRISTOPH WALTZ Django Unchained
JAVIER BARDEM Skyfall
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN The Master
TOMMY LEE JONES Lincoln
AMY ADAMS The Master
ANNE HATHAWAY Les Misérables
HELEN HUNT The Sessions
JUDI DENCH Skyfall
SALLY FIELD Lincoln
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
The 2013 BAFTA Awards ceremony, hosted once again by Stephen Fry, is scheduled for February 10 at London’s Royal Opera House.
For the complete list of nominations and related news, please visit the BAFTA website.