British Academy Announce 2012 BAFTA Nominations

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Gary Oldman

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy poster - SmileyWith the Golden Globes done and dusted, the awards season is in full swing. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced its nominations for the best films of 2011.

Unsurprisingly, the unstoppable goliath that is The Artist has earned the most nominations with 12, with the homegrown British product Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy getting 11 nods.

In fact, with a few notable exceptions such as Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, Richard Ayoade’s Submarine and Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur – all included in the Brit-specific categories – these awards ceremonies are beginning to look a little cut and paste. It now seems very little will stop the critic favourite The Artist from taking out everything, although it is interesting that Hugo missed out on all of the major nominations barring Best Director for Martin Scorsese.

The 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony will take place on 17 February 2012..

Best Film

Outstanding British Film:

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or 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)

Foreign language film:


Leading actor:

Leading actress:

Supporting actor:

Supporting actress:


Animated film:

Original screenplay:

Adapted screenplay:

Original music:



Production design:

Costume design:

Make up & hair:


Special visual effects:

Short animation:

  • Abuelas
  • Bobby Yeah
  • A Morning Stroll

Short film:

  • Chalk
  • Mwansa The Great
  • Only Sound Remains
  • Pitch Black Heist
  • Two And Two

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award (previously announced, and voted by the public)

  • Adam Deacon
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Chris O’Dowd
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Tom Hiddleston