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'My Week With Marilyn,' 'Tinker Tailor' lead BAFTA longlists

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LAURENCE CENDROWICZ

With 16 inclusions each, My Week With Marilyn and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy are leading the pack in the longlists for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards, which were announced today. In addition to making the cut for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, both films have their stars in contention. (Marilyn‘s Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, and Zoe Wanamaker, as well as Tinker Tailor‘s Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, John Hurt, and Kathy Burke, are all on the acting longlists.)

Following Marilyn and Tinker Tailor for the most entries on the BAFTA longlists were The Iron Lady (14), The Artist, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Midnight in Paris, War Horse (13 each),  The Help, Hugo, Drive (12 each), and The Ides of March and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (11 each.) Notable exclusions from the BAFTA longlist include Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Melancholia, and Martha Marcy May Marlene, while major Oscar contender The Tree of Life earned just one mention in the cinematography category.

The longlist kicks off the first round of voting for the BAFTAs, which includes 15 entries in most categories. The five nominees will be chosen from these longlists in the second round. However, there are only five for animation and documentary in the first round of voting.  Nominations in all categories, including the shortlist for the Rising Star Award, will be announced on Jan. 17. Check out the entire BAFTAs 2012 longlist, including Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, and Outstanding British Film here.  (Note: * marks  the five chapter picks.)

Best Picture

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

Director

The Artist – Michel Hazanvicius*

The Descendants – Alexander Payne

Drive – Nicholas Winding Refn *

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – David Fincher

The Help – Tate Taylor

Hugo – Martin Scorcese*

The Ides of March – George Clooney

The Iron Lady – Phyllida Lloyd

J. Edgar – Clint Eastwood

Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

Moneyball – Bennett Miller

My Week With Marilyn – Simon Curtis

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy– Tomas Alfredson*

War Horse – Steven Spielberg

We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay*

Leading Actor

Antonio Banderas – The Skin I Live In

Brad Pitt – Moneyball*

Brendan Gleeson – The Guard

Daniel Craig – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Eddie Redmayne – My Week With Marilyn

Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy*

George Clooney – The Descendants*

Jean Dujardin– The Artist

Leonardo DiCaprio– J. Edgar

Michael Fassbender – Shame*

Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris

Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur

Ralph Fiennes – Coriolanus

Ryan Gosling – Drive

Ryan Gosling– The Ides of March

Leading Actress

Bérénice Bejo – The Artist*

Carey Mulligan – Shame

Charlize Theron – Young Adult

Emma Stone – The Help

Helen Mirren – The Debt

Jodie Foster – Carnage

Kate Winslet – Carnage

Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady*

Mia Wasikowska – Jane Eyre

Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn*

Olivia Colman – Tyrannosaur

Rooney Mara – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin*

Viola Davis – The Help*

Supporting Actor

Alan Rickman – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Albert Brooks – Drive

Ben Kingsley – Hugo

Benedict Cumberbatch – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Colin Firth – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Eddie Marsan – Tyrannosaur

Ezra Miller – We Need to Talk About Kevin

George Clooney – The Ides of March

Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady

John Hurt – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Jonah Hill – Moneyball

Kenneth Branagh– My Week With Marilyn

Paul Giamatti – The Ides of March

Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides of March

Supporting Actress

Alexandra Roach – The Iron Lady

Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help

Carey Mulligan – Drive

Emily Watson – War Horse

Evan Rachel Wood – The Ides of March

Jessica Chastain – The Help

Judi Dench – My Week With Marilyn

Kathy Bates – Midnight in Paris

Kathy Burke – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Marion Cotillard – Midnight in Paris

Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Octavia Spencer – The Help

Olivia Colman – The Iron Lady

Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Zoe Wanamaker – My Week With Marilyn

The winners will be announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 12, at  London’s Royal Opera House. This year’s honoree for the BAFTA Fellowship is Hugo director Martin Scorsese.

Read more:

‘My Week With Marilyn’ review

‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ review

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