BAFTA nominees announced; THE KING’S SPEECH kicks ass, THE SOCIAL NETWORK doesn’t quite take names

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 18th, 2011

Well, well, well. Apparently THE SOCIAL NETWORK won’t be the talk of the town everywhere this season.

In the least shocking turn of this shock free awards circuit, the BAFTA nominations were announced this morning, and the collection of voters have gone nutso for one film in particular, Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH.

The film came out of the creative womb with every BAFTA nomination in hand, and it did just that, nabbing an insane 14 nomintations. BLACK SWAN nabbed itself a robust 12 nods, including one for Barbara Hershey, which is a name that I’ve been waiting anxiously to see get some love this season. SOCIAL NETWORK fell behind with six nods, which is even less than less beloved awards films INCEPTION and 127 HOURS. Even the film’s score got snubbed here, which is a really interesting, and quite shocking, series of events.

However, the biggest snub here is THE FIGHTER. The film seemed to be rolling to massive awards love this season, but apparently the BAFTAs fell for TRUE GRIT instead of the David O. Russell-directed boxing film. With no nods for either BLUE VALENTINE or WINTER’S BONE, this is the first bit of interesting awards news we’ve had all season.

Here’s the list of nominees:

Film
“Black Swan”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”
“True Grit”

Outstanding British Film
“Another Year”
“Four Lions”
“The King’s Speech”
“Made In Dagenham”
“127 Hours”

Carl Foreman Award (Best British Debut)
Clio Barnard, “The Arbor”
Banksy and Jaime D’Cruz, “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
Chris Morris, “Four Lions”
Gareth Edwards, “Monsters”
Nick Whitfield, “Skeletons”

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

Original Screenplay
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“Inception”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The King’s Speech”

Adapted Screenplay
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“127 Hours”
“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
Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
Pete Postlethwaite, “The Town”
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Kids Are All Right”

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Barbara Hershey, “Black Swan”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”
Lesley Manville, “Another Year”
Miranda Richardson, “Made In Dagenham”

Original Music
“Alice In Wonderland”
“How To Train Your Dragon”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“127 Hours”

Cinematography
“Black Swan”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“127 Hours”
“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
“Black Swan”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“127 Hours”
“True Grit”

Special Visual Effects
“Alice In Wonderland”
“Black Swan”
“Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1″
“Inception”
“Toy Story 3″

Make Up & 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”

Rising Star Award (public vote, previously announced)
Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Tom Hardy
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

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