BAFTA Awards

2013 BAFTA Nominations: 'Lincoln' Leads the Way with Ten

Les Miserables and Life of Pi are a close second with nine nominations each

BAFTAWith ten nominations, Lincoln led the way at the 2013 BAFTA nominations followed closely by Les Miserables and Life of Pi with nine each. All three films were consequently nominated for Best Film, but interestingly enough, only Ang Lee scored a Best Director nomination as neither Steven Spielberg or Tom Hooper were named.

Also nominated for Best Film was Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, both of which saw Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow score accompanying Best Director nods along with Michael Haneke (Amour) and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained).

The Best British Film nominations went to Anna Karenina, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Misérables, Seven Psychopaths and Skyfall. The nomination for Exotic Marigold was its only nomination while Skyfall earned eight, including acting nominations for Javier Bardem and Judi Dench and noms for Cinematography, Production Design, Editing, Sound and Original Music.

Haneke's Best Director nomination was accompanied by a Best Foreign Language film nom as well as a nomination for Emmanuelle Riva for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay. Fellow foreign language nominees include Headhunters, The Hunt, The Intouchables and Rust and Bone.

The complete list of nominees are directly below. The 2013 BAFTA Awards take place on Sunday, February 10 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

Best Film

  • Argo
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Les Misérables
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best British Film

  • Anna Karenina
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Misérables
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Skyfall

Best Director

  • Michael Haneke (Amour)
  • Ben Affleck (Argo)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
  • Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
  • Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor

  • Ben Affleck (Argo)
  • Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
  • Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
  • Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin (Argo)
  • Javier Bardem (Skyfall)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
  • Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams (The Master)
  • Judi Dench (Skyfall)
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
  • Helen Hunt (The Sessions

Best Original Screenplay

  • Amour
  • Django Unchained
  • The Master
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Amour
  • Headhunters
  • The Hunt
  • The Intouchables
  • Rust and Bone

Best Documentary

  • The Imposter
  • Marley
  • McCullin
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • West of Memphis

Best Animated Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman

Best Cinematography

  • Anna Karenina
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Les Misérables
  • Skyfall

Best Production Design

  • Anna Karenina
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Les Misérables
  • Skyfall

Best Costume Design

  • Anna Karenina
  • Great Expectations
  • Les Misérables
  • Lincoln
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Film Editing

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Skyfall
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Makeup & Hair

  • Anna Karenina
  • Hitchcock
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Lincoln
  • Les Misérables

Best Original Music

  • Anna Karenina
  • Argo
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Best Sound

  • Django Unchained
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Life of Pi
  • Les Misérables
  • Skyfall

Best Visual Effects

  • The Avengers
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Life of Pi
  • Prometheus

Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

  • Thina Garavi (writer/director) (I Am Nasrine)
  • Bart Layton (writer) and Dimitri Doganis (producer) (The Imposter)
  • David Morris (director) and Jacqui Morris (director/producer) (McCullin)
  • James Bobin (director) (The Muppets)
  • Dexter Fletcher (writer/director) and Danny King (writer) (Wild Bill)

Rising Star Award

  • Elizabeth Olsen
  • Andrea Riseborough
  • Suraj Sharma
  • Juno Temple
  • Alicia Vikander
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  • Susan

    Les Miserables for cinematography is an odd one, even though I like the movie. Same for Affleck for Lead Actor.

    I will say I'm a bit shocked Skyfall didn't get into the Best Pic category since it's Britain's highest grossing film ever, was received with raves and is considered a point of national pride.

  • Nick

    What the hell do all these people see in Alan Arkin's performance?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      2nd.

      • Chris138

        Third.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

          Fourth. It seems to be the annual bandwagon for someone everyone in the industry feels is 'deserving'.

          • Nick

            Arkin's a previous (and recent) winner, though. If I had to guess I'd just say the thing is that Argo is an overwhelmingly praised film and an actor-driven one, yet it doesn't have one obvious stand-out performance. This creates a dilemma for the voters who feel obliged to nominate SOMEONE from the damn thing, and Arkin is their easiest option. Otherwise, I have no idea. If they just felt the need to create a bandwagon for someone "deserving", I can't imagine anyone better than Di Caprio or Samuel L. Jackson, as all the other notable supporting players of this season (Arkin, Bardem, De Niro, Waltz, Hoffman, Jones) are ALL previous winners.

            • Jake17

              I thought most people said Cranston was the standout? I haven't seen the film, but that seems to be the general consensus.

              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fox/ Fox

                For me Cranston was definitely the best. Definitely brought more to the table than Arkin.

            • goodfella676

              For me Cranston was the stand out in Argo, cant believe there's no love for Samuel L in Django, he was amazing!

    • Susan

      I think it's a perfect performance for the part. I also think it's shows no range or anything new in Arkin's arsenal. This isn't innately bad, but the nominations confused me.

    • MajorFilmFan

      He was basically comedic foil. "Argo fuck yourself"

      • Nick

        He definitely milked that line to death.

    • Chris138

      All of these nominations Arkin is getting this year makes me wish he could give the Oscar to Eddie Murphy, who actually deserved it that year. I'm pretty sure that the only reason he won for Little Miss Sunshine is because the Academy felt he likely wouldn't be nominated again at this point in his life. Guess they were wrong.

  • Art

    Thanks for the update Brad. Wow Bardem got the BAFTA nomination, that is an achievement in itself imo. I don't think he will get the Oscar nomination, but he may be able to edge out DiCaprio or Waltz. Seven Psycopaths for Best British Film, I'll definitely check that one out now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    How does Lincoln get 10 nominations without Best Director?

    • Chris138

      The Color Purple was nominated for 11 Oscars but no best director nod for Spielberg back in 1985. It's strange, but these things happen...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Skyfall FTW.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Chas_UK/ Chas_UK

    Likewise, I am surprised about Skyfall not getting Best Picture or Craig for Best Actor. That film was EVERYWHERE here in the UK.

    Really glad Amour got the recognition I felt it deserved.

    Also surprised to see Anna Karenina feature in so many categories as it got very mixed reviews here like in the US. I assume its just Brits supporting a big British film.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Flo/ Flo

    No DiCaprio? What the hell? This guy gets snubbed season after season.

    • Susan

      Doesn't he have three or four nominations to his name?

      • Flo

        Well, yeah. He was nominated three times, but never won. In my opinion he should have won in 2007 as he was nominated for his role in "Blood Diamond". This was also the year "The Departed" won Best Picture.

        In 2011 I think he deserved a nomination for "Shutter Island". If he doesn't get a nom this year I'm counting three snubs. This, of course, is only my opinion.

  • The Dude

    Spielberg not getting nominated is not a good sign for Lincoln winning best picture. I never thought it would, but maybe this will give those that are so certain it will win a wake-up call.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    The only major surprise is Speilberg not getting a best director nom which is very odd.

    As for the others..it's no real surprise to see Skyfall getting so many nominations from the Brits and Bardem being nominated. This doesn't affect his Oscar chances at all.

    I'm a little confused though towards what is eligible. I'm not sure if Wreck it Ralph was snubbed or was omitted because it is released in 2013 in the UK. Les Mis and Lincon are only out in 2013 here too yet both got a ton of noms.

  • Chris138

    Ben Affleck was nominated for Best Actor over Denzel Washington, Denis Lavant or Jamie Foxx? What is the world coming to...

    • Kyle

      Over John Hawkes! His performance in The Sessions was phenomenal and incredibly challenging. Ben Affleck wasn't "bad" in Argo he was just kinda there.

      • Chris138

        I agree, nothing exceptional about his performance. He basically had the same, monotonous and at times bored-looking facial expression throughout the entire film. He gave a much better performance in The Town, IMO.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DavidG/ David Gaillardetz

        Ya, I am a big Ben Affleck fan, but a nom over John Hawkes is absurd. I would put Hawkes in my top 3 performances of the year under Day-Lewis and Phoenix.

  • Alexi D

    You make it sound as if Ben Affleck's performance was terrible. It was actually very good.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HelloKitty/ Hello Kitty

      I agree. I thought his restrained performance made everything they're going through all the more terrifying

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Corbin/ Corbin

    Spielberg not getting nominated is... odd. I thought Skyfall would have gotten nominated in Best Picture, it certainly deserves it, but whatever. On a more positive note, I am happy to see Lincoln and Life of Pi get that many nominations. I still haven't seen Les Mis yet, but I have an awful pun to use if I don't like it. By the way, is anyone else not getting a beta code when trying to become apart of Letterboxd?

  • MajorFilmFan

    I'm suprised that Samantha Barks hasn't been nominated for anything for her work in Les Miserables. She stole the show for me as Eponine.

    • Chris138

      Same here.

  • Winchester

    The Skyfall nod is clever. If they put it in the Best British Film category then they can (if they wish to) bestow a win for in that category and thus give it something whereas putting it in Best Film contention (where it wouldn't win) is a bit pointless. Much like if it recieves a Best Picture Oscar nod.

    I'm a bit surprised by the acting nod for Affleck and it's interesting that Spielberg missed the cut but that is unlikely to affect the Oscar chances. Overall it seems like BAFTA's usual blend of US/UK/European fare really.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Dranderz/ Dranderz

    See, this is exactly what have been talking about in regards to Lincoln's chances. The ONLY reason I have never been completely on board with considering it the Oscar Best Picture front-runner is because of Spielberg's chances. He may not even be nominated for Best Director, and even if he does, I now have much difficulty believing he can WIN. And, since Director and Picture go to the same film so very often, Spielberg's loss will most likely me Lincoln's best picture loss.

    There is always the possibility of a Director-Picture split (and I think we're overdue for one, it's been seven years since the last time that happened), and in a year as diverse and unpredictable as this, who friggin' knows...in all honestly, as of today's date, my pick for the Pest Picture win is Zero Dark Thirty.

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    I always tend to agree with BAFTA's more than any other organisation.

    Imposter was great, hope it gets Academy nominated.

    No Wreck-It in animation is a welcome sight.

    Was Headhunters not eligible at the Oscar's? A great film, in my top 15 of the year!