Bafta nominations are in

Good day for a certain ELLE cover star!


The EE British Academy Film Awards Nominations are in – and it’s a good day for a certain ELLE cover star!
Best Film

Argo’s nomination puts Ben Affleck’s nail-biting thriller in prime position for an Oscar nomination, while we’re happy to see included alongside Ang Lee’s wonderful Life of Pi and two more Oscar contenders: Spielberg’s Lincoln and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.
Best Actress

A brilliant line up of actresses compete for this coveted award, including ELLE favourites Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Marion Cotilllard (Rust and Bone) and our Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook).
Best Actor

Bradley Cooper up for a BAFTA? No, it’s not for the Hangover Part 2 – his turn as a troubled man in Silver Linings Playbook alongside Jennifer Lawrence has bagged him this nomination.

Ben Affleck (Argo), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) and Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) offer tough competition but let’s face it, Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln) may as well start building another mantelpiece now.
Best Supporting Actress

We placed our bets on Amy Adams’ nomination the second we saw The Master at the Venice Film Festival but she’ll have a tough job beating our December 2010 cover star Anne Hathaway for her heart-breaking performance in Les Miserables.

Also up are Sally Field for Lincoln and Helen Hunt for The Sessions – and it’s not the BAFTAs if Judi Dench doesn’t get a look in (Skyfall).
Best Supporting Actor

Possibly the finest supporting actor of all time, Christoph Waltz could easily take this one for Django Unchained – just like he did for Tarantino’s last film, Inglourious Basterds.

Also up are Alan Arkin for Argo, Javier Bardem for Skyfall, Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master and Tommy Lee Jones, who brought much needed humour to Lincoln.
Best Director

After winning for The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow is nominated again for Zero Dark Thirty, alongside Ben Affleck for Argo, Quention Tarantino for Django Unchained, Ang Lee for Life of Pi and Michael Haneke for critics’ favourite Amour. We reckon Haneke could get this one.

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