The Kings Speech gets 14 BAFTA nods

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominees for the BAFTA awards today. The King’s Speech leads the pack with 14 nods, while Black Swan received a total of 12 nominations. Colin Firth, who just won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of stammering King George VI in The King’s Speech, received a Best Leading Actor nod. If he wins, it will be his second BAFTA award in a row — he won last year for A Single Man. Hailee Steinfeld, 14, who was nominated as Best Leading Actress for her role in True Grit, is the youngest-ever nominee in that category. Despite receiving a great deal of critical acclaim, True Grit, which was completely ignored by the Golden Globes, received three BAFTA nods. Pete Postlewaite, who recently passed away from cancer, is nominated posthumously in the Best Supporting Actor category for The Town. The BAFTA awards will take place February 13 at the Royal Opera House in London. Here is the complete list of nominees:

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
127 Hours
Another Year
Four Lions
The King’s Speech
Made in Dagenham
                                                                            

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
The Arbor
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Four Lions
Monsters
Skeletons

DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David Fincher, The Social Network

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Black Swan

The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Biutiful
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Of Gods and Men
The Secret in Their Eyes

ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3

LEADING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

LEADING ACTRESS
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Noomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Pete Postlethwaite, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Barbara Hershey, Black Swan
Lesley Manville, Another Year
Miranda Richardson, Made in Dagenham

ORIGINAL MUSIC
127 Hours, A.R. Rahman
Alice
in Wonderland, Danny Elfman
How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech
, Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

EDITING
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The King’s Speech
Made in Dagenham
True Grit

SOUND
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Alice
in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
Toy Story 3

MAKEUP & HAIR
Alice
in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
The King’s Speech
Made in Dagenham

SHORT ANIMATION
The Eagleman Stag
Matter Fisher
Thursday

SHORT FILM
Connect
Lin
Rite
Turning
Until the River Runs Red

THE RISING STAR AWARD
Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Tom Hardy
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

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Comments & Discussion

  1. Terrence • January 18, 2011 @ 2:26 PM

    True Grit had better get some Oscar nominations. It was the best movie I saw last year.

  2. Helen • January 18, 2011 @ 5:20 PM

    I guess we’ll find out soon. Do you think King’s Speech will sweep the BAFTAs this year?

  3. Chris • January 18, 2011 @ 5:45 PM

    Then you definitely did not see Black Swan.

  4. Rita • January 19, 2011 @ 11:12 AM

    I hated Black Swan. The King’s Speech is really good, that’d be my choice.

  5. Terry • January 20, 2011 @ 11:46 AM

    I really enjoyed The King’s Speech and True Grit, but not at all impressed with Black Swan. Don’t know how Black Swan even got listed among the nominees. But I do think it should be nominated for the Rotten Tomato award.

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