October 1, 2016

‘The King’s Speech’ leads BAFTA nominations

The King’s Speech is expected to reign at the Baftas after topping the nominations list for the film awards.

The story of King George VI’s attempt to overcome his stutter is in the running for the most coveted prizes, including best film and director as well as actor for Colin Firth, at next month’s ceremony.

Colin’s co-stars, Geoffrey Rush, who plays the monarch’s speech therapist, and Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, are nominated in the supporting actor and actress categories.

Other nominations see Pete Postlethwaite, who died last month at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer, posthumously nominated for supporting actor for his role in The Town.

Black Swan, a psychological thriller set in the world of ballet, is just behind The King’s Speech with 12 nominations, including best film, best director for Darren Aronofsky and best actress for Natalie Portman.

In the best director category, Black Swan and The King’s Speech are up against Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle for rock-climbing drama 127 Hours, Christopher Nolan for his thriller Inception, and David Fincher for The Social Network, about the founding of Facebook.

The King’s Speech and Black Swan are up against Inception, The Social Network and True Grit for best film.

Bafta Film Awards 2011: nominees

Black Swan

True Grit

Inception

The King’s Speech

The Social Network
Best director

Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan

David Fincher – The Social Network

Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan – Inception

Danny Boyle – 127 Hours
Best actor

Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network

Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

James Franco – 127 Hours

Javier Bardem – Biutiful

Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Best actress

Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right

Noomi Rapace – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit
Best supporting actor

Christian Bale – The Fighter

Pete Postlethwaite – The Town

Andrew Garfield – The Social Network

Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right

Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
Best 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
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 – Clio Bernard (director), Tracy O’Riordan (producer)

Exit Through The Gift Shop – Banksy (director), Jaimie D’Cruz (producer)

Four Lions – Chris Morris (director/writer)

Monster – Gareth Edwards (director/writer)

Skeletons – Nick Whitfield (director/Writer)
Best foreign language film

Biutiful – Mexico/Spain

The Secret in Their Eyes – Argentina

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Sweden

I Am Love – Italy

Of Gods and Men – France
Best animated feature film

Toy Story 3

How To Train Your Dragon

Despicable Me
Best original screenplay

Black Swan – Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin

The Fighter – Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson

Inception – Christopher Nolan

The Kids are All Right – Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg

The King’s Speech – David Seidler
Best adapted screenplay

127 Hours – Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel

The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin

Toy Story 3 – Michael Arndt

True Grit – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Best original score

127 Hours – AR 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 I

Inception

Toy Story 3
Make-up and hair

Alice in Wonderland

Black Swan

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part I

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 (voted for by the public)

Gemma Arterton

Andrew Garfield

Tom Hardy

Aaron Johnson

Emma Stone



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