BAFTA Long List

BAFTAThe contenders for possible BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards were announced late last week. Remember, these are just the 15 contenders in each category, from which the five nominees will be chosen in the second round of voting, which closes Jan. 14. It may not be all that interesting or surprising, but still, I love awards shows and announcements (the ones that matter anyway); so here’s the long list for The BAFTA Awards, preceded by some stats and curiosities:

  • Atonement: leads the way with 17 entries.
  • In second is a three way tie with 13 entries: No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Charlie Wilson’s War is the only best film contender not also on the best director list, where it is replaced by 3.10 to Yuma, with nine entries overall.
  • Angrily, Casey Affleck is on the… well, if you’ve been in the third row long enough, you know my beef.
  • Angelina Jolie, Julie Christie and Cate Blanchett are the only representatives for A Mighty Heart, Away from Her and I’m Not There respectively, but all stand a good chance of picking up nominations at least.

Here’s the list:

“American Gangster”
“The Bourne Ultimatum
“Charlie Wilson’s War
“Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
“Eastern Promises
“Into the Wild
“The Kite Runner”
“The Lives of Others”
“Lust, Caution”
“Michael Clayton”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”

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So that’s the long list, apparently though, BAFTA already has its five nominations for the
Foreign langauage category:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Kite Runner
The Lives of Others
Lust, Caution
La Vie en rose

This is the first time the foreign-language nominees have been announced ahead of the other BAFTA nominations.


source: Variety

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Matt Gamble

Paprika and Persepolis probably haven't been released their yet. I still can't believe This is England got one stinking nomination. What a freaking joke.

Marina Antunes

Yeah, agreed on the animated category. And further than that…does "Tekkonkinkreet" count as an 07 movie? Just saw that last night and WOW. Talk about mind blowing. I think I may have liked it more than "Paprika".

RC of strangeculture

I'm really surprised that Jennifer Garner didn't make the list in the supporting actress catagory for juno.


I thought the full list of nominees won't come out until the 16th of January?