BAFTA nominations are here!!

The BAFTA nominations were announced this morning. What are the BAFTAs? To put it simple its the British Academy Awards.  It’s a huge deal and usually most of their nominations are a mirror image of Oscar nominations. As are most of the winners. Native Brits are usually the front-runners for these awards but the Americans who are nominated are usually a sure-fire for an Oscar nod. And I must say after seeing the list, this has been probably the most predictable awards season in a long time…but all of the nominations are well deserved.

And the nominees are…..after the jump

Best Film


An Education

The Hurt Locker

Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Up in The Air

Outstanding British Film

An Education

Fish Tank

In the Loop


Nowhere Boy

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson, Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock, David Pearson  Directors, Producers-  Mugabe and the White African

Eran Creevy Writer/Director- Shifty

Stuart Hazeldine Writer/Director- Exam

Duncan Jones Director- Moon

Sam Taylor-Wood Director- Nowhere Boy


James Cameron- Avatar

Neill Blomkamp- District 9

Lone Scherfig- An Education

Kathryn Bigelow- The Hurt Locker

Quentin Tarantino- Inglourious Basterds

Original Screenplay

The Hangover- Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

The Hurt Locker –Mark Boal

Inglourious Basterds- Quentin Tarantino

A Serious Man- Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Up- Bob Peterson, Pete Docter

Adapted Screenplay

District 9- Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

An Education- Nick Hornby

In the Loop- Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche

Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire- Geoffrey Fletcher

Up in The Air- Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Film Not in the English Language

Broken Embraces

Coco Before Chanel

Let the Right One in

A Prophet

The White Ribbon

Animated Film


Fantastic Mr. Fox


Leading Actor

Jeff Bridges- Crazy Heart

George Clooney- Up in The Air

Colin Firth- A Single Man

Jeremy Renner- The Hurt Locker

Andy Serkis- Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Leading Actress

Carey Mulligan- An Education

Saoirse Ronan- The Lovely Bones

Gabourey Sidibe- Precious

Meryl Streep- Julie & Julia

Audrey Tautou- Coco Before Chanel

Supporting Actor

Alec Baldwin- It’s Complicated

Christian McKay- Me and Orson Welles

Alfred Molina- An Education

Stanley Tucci- The Lovely Bones

Christoph Waltz- Inglourious Basterds

Supporting Actress

Anne- Marie Duff- Nowhere Boy

Vera Farmiga- Up in The Air

Anna Kendrick- Up in The Air

Mo’Nique- Precious

Kristen Scott Thomas- Nowhere Boy


Avatar- James Horner

Crazy Heart- T-Bone Burnett, Stephen Bruton

Fantastic Mr. Fox- Alexandre Desplat

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll- Chaz Jankel

Up- Michael Giacchino


Avatar- Mauro Fiore

District 9- Trent Opaloch

The Hurt Locker- Barry Ackroyd

Inglourious Basterds- Robert Richardson

The Road- Javier Aguirresarobe


Avatar- Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron

District 9- Julian Clarke

The Hurt Locker- Bob Murawski, Chris Innis

Inglourious Basterds- Sally Menke

Up in The Air- Dan E. Glauberman

Short Animation

The Gruffalo

The Happy Duckling

Mother of Many

Short Film

14- Asitha Ameresekere

I Do-James Bolton, Martina Amati

Jade- Samm Haillay, Daniel Elliott

Mixtape- Luti Fagbenle, Luke Snellin

Off Season –Jacob Jaffke, Johnathan van Tulleken

The Orange Rising Star Award

Jesse Eisenberg

Nicholas Hoult

Carey Mulligan

Tahar Rahim

Kristen Stewart

For more nominees click here.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) will take place on the February 21, 2010. As always, check back later for a full breakdown.


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