BAFTA 2012: Winners

 

Best Film

 

The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

Film Not in the English Language

 

Incendies
Pina
Potiche
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

 

Outstanding British Film

 

My Week with Marilyn
Senna
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Director

 

The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn
Hugo – Martin Scorsese
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tomas Alfredson
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay

 

Original Screenplay

 

The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Guard
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris

 

Adapted Screenplay

 

The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

Cinematography

 

The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

 

Editing

 

The Artist
Drive
Hugo
Senna
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

 

Production Design

 

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

 

Make Up & Hair

 

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
The Iron Lady
My Week with Marilyn

 

Costume Design

 

The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

Special Visual Effects

 

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
War Horse

 

Documentary

 

George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim
Senna

 

Sound

 

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

 

Original Music

 

The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

Animated Film

 

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango

 

Leading Actor

 

Brad Pitt (Billy Beane) – Moneyball
Gary Oldman (George Smiley) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney (Matt King) – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) – The Artist
Michael Fassbender (Brandon) – Shame

 

Leading Actress

 

Bérénice Bejo (Peppy Miller) – The Artist
Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams (Marilyn Monroe) – My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton (Eva) – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis (Aibileen Clark) – The Help

 

Supporting Actor

 

Christopher Plummer (Hal) – Beginners
Jim Broadbent (Denis Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill (Peter Brand) – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh (Sir Laurence Olivier) – My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Paul Zara) – The Ides of March

 

Supporting Actress

 

Carey Mulligan (Irene) – Drive
Jessica Chastain (Celia Foote) – The Help
Judi Dench (Dame Sybil Thorndike) – My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy (Megan) – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer (Minny Jackson) – The Help

 

What do you think of the winners? Are you glad The Artist won so many? Tell me in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

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BAFTA’s 2012 Predictions

The BAFTA’s are taking place this Sunday at 9pm (GMT) on BBC1 hosted by the brilliant Stephen Fry. As the BAFTA’s are fast approaching I thought I would just do a quick run through of who I think will win and who I would like to win. Now on Sunday I will be doing a live text stream of the BAFTA’s so that all you lot from around the world can see who wins at the same time as me. So lets get the predictions underway, but I am bound to get some wrong obviously.

Best Film

The Artist – I think it will be The Artist will win it just because of its uniqueness and because of how loved it was by the critics as the best and only silent movie in that last 80 years. It is most definitely between this and The Descendants but i feel The Artist may just win it.
The Descendants
Drive – I would very much like Drive to win as it was my second favourite movie of 2011 and also as it has only been nominated for one Academy Award I would like it to pick up as many awards as possible at the BAFTA’s. I just don’t think it will win because everyone loves The Artist. 
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding British Film

My Week with Marilyn
Senna – I would really really like Senna to win it seeing it was a damn good film, it is one of the best documentaries I have seen and I think it deserves to be recognised but I know it won’t win and it will win best documentary instead.
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – I would say its pretty obvious that Tinker Tailor should win as it is the only film in the category that is also nominated for best picture  so on that basis I think it will win, plus it was a bloody good film.
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Director

The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius – I reckon yet again that The Artist will win it, I really hope it doesn’t take most of the awards it was nominated for because I hate it when films do that and it also wasn’t a good enough film to win so many awards.
Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn – Yet again I would really like Drive to win this one as it was beautifully directed and it deserves a lot more credit than it is getting at the moment.
Hugo – Martin Scorsese
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tomas Alfredson
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay

Animated Film

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Arthur Christmas – I reckon Arthur Christmas will win and I want it to win, it was pure brilliance. The only reason I don’t think it will win is because it is a Christmas movie but BAFTA can’t stop clearly the best film winning just because it centres around Christmas. `
Rango 

Documentary

George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim
Senna – I reckon it will be and hope it is Senna that takes best documentary. It has to be the documentary that takes it seeing it was also nominated for best British film. This was by far the best documentary of the year and I can easily see it winning.

Leading Actor

Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Gary Oldman  – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – I think Gary Oldman has a very high chance of winning this award because he is long overdue a BAFTA and he is British, I really really want him to win and will be gutted if he doesn’t but it will be very close in the category between Oldman, Clooney and Dujardin and I can see any of them three winning it.
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame

Leading Actress

Bérénice Bejo  – The Artist
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady – I reckon Meryl Streep will win and deserves to win, I do want her to win the most out of everyone seeing she deserves it for her brilliant performance as Thatcher, but I would also like to see Viola Davis take the award home.
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis – The Help

Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer – Beginners – I think Christopher Plummer will and should win this award for his astonishing actin in Beginners for which he received a lot of praise and giving him this award would be the credit he so rightfully deserves.
Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides of March

Supporting Actress

Carey Mulligan – Drive – I reckon Carey Mulligan would win it which I wouldn’t mind as I did love Drive but I just feel that Melissa McCarthy is more deserving of the award.
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Judi Dench – My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids – I would really like Melissa McCarthy to take this award as she was hilarious in her role as Megan in Bridesmaids and she really needs to recognised for her hilarious role.
Octavia Spencer – The Help

As you have noticed I have only really done the main categories as they are the ones people only usually care about. Anyway, who do you think will win? Who do you want to win? Feel free to tell me in the comments below. Thanks again for reading.

Buy A Blu-Ray A Week – UK

This week there aren’t any blu-rays to avoid so I will just be listing blu-rays to buy this week.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – This is a fantastic film with phenomenal performances throughout from the brilliant Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy and so many more. The storyline of this film is a little complex and you could find your self getting a bit lost but its still not a complex as inception the first time round. The film is also quite slow, I think that you need to be quite interested in British spies to really appreciate the pure quality of this movie. But it really is a great shame that is one of many films that has been completely snubbed by the Academy Awards. 

Drive – Well what can I say about this film? It was my second favourite film of 2011 so its obvious that I love this film. Not everyone who watches this film will love it; some will complain about the unnecessary violence and gore and others will just not get the grasp of it pure brilliance. This film stars Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks both at their best and it is a shock to me that Drive didn’t get a best picture nomination at the Academy Awards. If you are not one for violence then I wouldn’t recommend this but if you enjoy good quality movies then this is one for you to pick up this week.

Crazy, Stupid, Love – I absolutely loved this movie and it was very close to making it into my top 11 movies of 2011 but it didn’t quite make it. Again another great film staring the sensational Ryan Gosling and he is joined by Steve Carell, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore. This is a hilarious rom-com that guys will love as well;  this is a great buy for anyone into comedies and I definitely recommend you picking this one up.

All of these blu-rays are released on Monday 30th January.

Which blu-ray will you be picking up this week? Tell me in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

BAFTA 2012 Longlist Revealed

The long list for the ‘British Academy Of Film And Television Arts’ film awards has been announced and here they are. I have decided to bold the ones which will make it through to the final nominations but I won’t do who I think will win until the actual nominations are announced.

Best Film

The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
My Week with Marilyn
Senna
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Outstanding British Film (chapter votes for rounds one and two)

Arthur Christmas
Attack the Block
Coriolanus
The Guard
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Iron Lady
Jane Eyre
My Week with Marilynv Senna
Shame
Submarine
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tyrannosaur
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Director

The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
The Iron Lady
J. Edgar
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Film Not in the English Language

Abel
As If I Am Not There
The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan
Calvet
Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)
Incendies
Little White Lies
Pina
Post Mortem
Potiche
Le Quattro Volte
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
Tomboy
The Troll Hunter

 

Documentary

George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Life in a Day
Pina
Project Nim
Senna

 

Animated Film

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Gnomeo and Juliet
Puss in Boots
Rango

 

Original Screenplay

50/50
Anonymous
Arthur Christmas
The Artist
Beginners
Bridesmaids
The Guard
The Iron Lady
J. Edgar
Midnight in Paris
Senna
Shame
Super 8
Tyrannosaur
Young Adult

 

Adapted Screenplay

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Coriolanus
The Descendants
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Jane Eyre
Moneyball
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Leading Actor

Antonio Banderas (Robert Ledgard) – The Skin I Live In
Brad Pitt (Billy Beane) – Moneyball
Brendan Gleeson (Gerry Boyle) – The Guard
Daniel Craig (Mikael Blomkvist) – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Eddie Redmayne (Colin Clark) – My Week with Marilyn
Gary Oldman (George Smiley) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney (Matt King) – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) – The Artist
Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar Hoover) – J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender (Brandon) – Shame
Owen Wilson (Gil) – Midnight in Paris
Peter Mullan (Joseph) – Tyrannosaur
Ralph Fiennes (Caius Martius Coriolanus) – Coriolanus
Ryan Gosling (Driver) – Drive
Ryan Gosling (Stephen Meyers) – The Ides of March

 

Leading Actress

Bérénice Bejo (Peppy Miller) – The Artist
Carey Mulligan (Sissy) – Shame
Charlize Theron (Mavis Gary) – Young Adult
Emma Stone (Skeeter Phelan) – The Help
Helen Mirren (Rachel Singer) – The Debt
Jodie Foster (Penelope Longstreet) – Carnage
Kate Winslet (Nancy Cowan) – Carnage
Kristen Wiig (Annie) – Bridesmaids
Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre) – Jane Eyre
Michelle Williams (Marilyn Monroe) – My Week with Marilyn
Olivia Colman (Hannah) – Tyrannosaur
Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander) – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Tilda Swinton (Eva) – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis (Aibileen Clark) – The Help

 

Supporting Actor

Alan Rickman (Prof. Severus Snape) – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Albert Brooks (Bernie Rose) – Drive
Ben Kingsley (George Méliès) – Hugo
Benedict Cumberbatch (Peter Guillam) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Christopher Plummer (Hal) – Beginners
Colin Firth (Bill Haydon) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Eddie Marsan (James) – Tyrannosaur
Ezra Miller (Kevin – Teenager) – We Need to Talk About Kevin
George Clooney (Mike Morris) – The Ides of March
Jim Broadbent (Denis Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
John Hurt (Control) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jonah Hill (Peter Brand) – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh (Sir Laurence Olivier) – My Week with Marilyn
Paul Giamatti (Tom Duffy) – The Ides of March
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Paul Zara) – The Ides of March

 

Supporting Actress

Alexandra Roach (Young Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Bryce Dallas Howard (Hilly Holbrook) – The Help
Carey Mulligan (Irene) – Drive
Emily Watson (Rosie Narracott) – War Horse
Evan Rachel Wood (Molly Steams) – The Ides of March
Jessica Chastain (Celia Foote) – The Help
Judi Dench (Dame Sybil Thorndike) – My Week with Marilyn
Kathy Bates (Gertrude Stein) – Midnight in Paris
Kathy Burke (Connie Sachs) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Marion Cotillard (Adriana) – Midnight in Paris
Melissa McCarthy (Megan) – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer (Minny Jackson) – The Help
Olivia Colman (Carol Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Shailene Woodley (Alexandra King) – The Descendants
Zoe Wanamaker (Paula Strasberg) – My Week with Marilyn

 

Editing

The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
The Ides of March
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
My Week with Marilyn
Senna
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Production Design

Anonymous
The Artist
Coriolanus
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Help
Hugo
The Iron Lady
J. Edgar
Jane Eyre
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

 

Cinematography

The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
The Ides of March
J. Edgar
Jane Eyre
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Make Up & Hair

Anonymous
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Coriolanus
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Help
Hugo
The Iron Lady
J. Edgar
Jane Eyre
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

 

Costume Design

Anonymous
The Artist
Coriolanus
A Dangerous Method
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Help
Hugo
The Iron Lady
J. Edgar
Jane Eyre
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

 

Sound

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
The Artist
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
My Week with Marilyn
Senna
Super 8
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Special Visual Effects

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
The Artist
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Super 8
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse
X-Men: First Class

 

Original Music

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
The Artist
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
The Iron Lady
Jane Eyre
Moneyball
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

Tell me what you think below about the long list, personally I’m disappointed that my film of the year. 50/50, hasn’t received more potential nominations but I am glad how many Harry Potter can potentially win about time really.