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Full list of Bafta nominations 2012: who made the cut?

The Artist leads the nominations... but where are all the Brits?

Are they a British alternative to the Oscars, or a weak substitute for their transatlantic cousins? Whatever you think of the Baftas, the nominations are out, and are causing controversy already - not for who has been nominated, but who hasn't...

Why so glum, George? You've been nominated!

Unsurprisingly, The Artist leads the way, with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Leading Actor for Jean Dujardin and Leading Actress for Berenice Bejo, while the customary British film receiving the big Bafta backing this year is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with 11 nominations, including a nod for Gary Oldman as Leading Actor.

Other nominated films include Martin Scorsese's Hugo (nine nominations), Alexander Payne's The Descendants (not released in the UK until next week) and even niche genre film Drive (four nominations). Filling out your technical categories is the usual high-profile fare: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 received no nominations other than Make-Up & Hair, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

What rankles is what we're NOT seeing here. Last year's BIFA awards recognised the true British talents of the year - one of the best years in British film in decades, remember - without needing to kowtow to Hollywood talent. The Baftas know they need the glitz and glamour of American nominees to get mainstream coverage, which inevitably means some British films miss out.

There's no bigger snub than the lack of coverage for Paddy Considine's incredible drama, Tyrannosaur - one nomination for Outstanding Debut for the director, but not a sniff in the acting categories. Olivia Colman gives as captivating and immersive a performance as you're likely to see, but she's not high profile enough to make the final five - Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe is too glamorous to ignore.

The Baftas should be about celebrating the best British films of the year. Somewhere down the line, they lost their way. No nominations for Kill List. One nomination for Submarine. One nomination each for Attack The Block and Tyrannosaur. British film will never prosper in the same way as Hollywood's output if we refuse to recognise and celebrate our own.

Here's the full list of nominations:

BEST FILM
THE ARTIST (Thomas Langmann)
THE DESCENDANTS (Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor)
DRIVE (Marc Platt, Adam Siegel)
THE HELP (Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan)
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo)

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian Hodges)
SENNA (Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey)
SHAME (Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Abi Morgan)
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (Tomas Alfredson, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo, Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan)
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno, Rory Stewart Kinnear

LEADING ACTOR
BRAD PITT (Moneyball)
GARY OLDMAN (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
GEORGE CLOONEY (The Descendants)
JEAN DUJARDIN (The Artist)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER (Shame)

LEADING ACTRESS
BÉRÉNICE BEJO (The Artist)
MERYL STREEP (The Iron Lady)
MICHELLE WILLIAMS (My Week with Marilyn)
TILDA SWINTON (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
VIOLA DAVIS (The Help)

SUPPORTING ACTOR
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER (Beginners)
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)
JESSICA CHASTAIN (The Help)
JUDI DENCH (My Week with Marilyn)
MELISSA MCCARTHY (Bridesmaids)
OCTAVIA SPENCER (The Help)

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
ATTACK THE BLOCK Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
BLACK POND Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
CORIOLANUS Ralph Fiennes (Director)
SUBMARINE Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
TYRANNOSAUR Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
INCENDIES (Denis Villeneuve, Luc Déry, Kim McGraw)
PINA (Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel)
POTICHE (François Ozon, Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer)
A SEPARATION (Asghar Farhadi)
THE SKIN I LIVE IN (Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar)

DOCUMENTARY
GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD (Martin Scorsese)
PROJECT NIM (James Marsh, Simon Chinn)
SENNA (Asif Kapadia)

ANIMATED FILM
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN (Steven Spielberg)
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (Sarah Smith)
RANGO (Gore Verbinski)

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 (Michel Hazanavicius)
BRIDESMAIDS (Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig)
THE GUARD (John Michael McDonagh)
THE IRON LADY (Abi Morgan)
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Woody Allen)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
THE DESCENDANTS (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash)
THE HELP (Tate Taylor)
THE IDES OF MARCH (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon)
MONEYBALL (Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin)
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan)

ORIGINAL MUSIC
THE ARTIST (Ludovic Bource)
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)
HUGO (Howard Shore)
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (Alberto Iglesias)
WAR HORSE (John Williams)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE ARTIST (Guillaume Schiffman)
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Jeff Cronenweth)
HUGO (Robert Richardson)
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (Hoyte van Hoytema)
WAR HORSE (Janusz Kaminski)

EDITING
THE ARTIST (Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius)
DRIVE (Mat Newman)
HUGO (Thelma Schoonmaker)
SENNA (Gregers Sall, Chris King)
TINKER TAILOR SOLIDER SPY (Dino Jonsater)

PRODUCTION DESIGN
THE ARTIST (Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould)
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 (Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan)
HUGO (Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo)
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald)
WAR HORSE (Rick Carter, Lee Sandales)

COSTUME DESIGN
THE ARTIST (Mark Bridges)
HUGO (Sandy Powell)
JANE EYRE (Michael O'Connor)
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (Jill Taylor)
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (Jacqueline Durran)

MAKE UP & HAIR
THE ARTIST (Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell)
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 (Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin)
HUGO (Morag Ross, Jan Archibald)
THE IRON LADY (Marese Langan)
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (Jenny Shircore)

SOUND
THE ARTIST (Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian)
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 (James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener)
HUGO (Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley)
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley)
WAR HORSE (Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns)

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN (Joe Letteri)
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 (Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery)
HUGO (Rob Legato, Ben Grossman, Joss Williams)
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White)
WAR HORSE (Ben Morris, Neil Corbould)

SHORT ANIMATION
ABUELAS (Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, Francesca Gardiner)
BOBBY YEAH (Robert Morgan)
A MORNING STROLL (Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe)

SHORT FILM
CHALK (Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, James Bolton, Ilaria Bernardini)
MWANSA THE GREAT (Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet)
ONLY SOUND REMAINS (Arash Ashtiani, Anshu Poddar)
PITCH BLACK HEIST (John Maclean, Gerardine O'Flynn)
TWO AND TWO (Babak Anvari, Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen)

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD
ADAM DEACON
CHRIS HEMSWORTH
CHRIS O'DOWD
EDDIE REDMAYNE
TOM HIDDLESTON

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17-01-2012