>2011 BAFTA nominees announced!

>The nominations for the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards were announced by pretty young thesps Dominic Cooper and Talulah Riley at the Royal Opera House in London today.

The usual suspects all get a nod (as they have done in the Golden Globe, PGA, WGA and SAG nominations), but there are a couple of surprises (Hailee Steinfeld for LEAD actress – alright!). Also, as you would expect, there is a greater weighting towards British films and actors than is to be expected at the Oscars, not to mention a tribute nomination to the late Pete Postlethwaite.

Best Picture

Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

Outstanding British Film

127 Hours
Another Year
Four Lions
The King’s Speech
Made in Dagenham

Best Director

Danny Boyle127 Hours
Darren AronofskyBlack Swan
Christopher NolanInception
Tom HooperThe King’s Speech
David Fincher The Social Network

Best Actress

Annette BeningThe Kids Are All Right
Julianne MooreThe Kids Are All Right
Natalie PortmanBlack Swan
Noomi RapaceThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hailee SteinfeldTrue Grit

Best Supporting Actress

Amy AdamsThe Fighter
Helena Bonham-CarterThe King’s Speech
Barbara HersheyBlack Swan
Lesley ManvilleAnother Year
Miranda RichardsonMade in Dagenham

Best Actor

Javier Bardem – Biuiful
Jeff BridgesTrue Grit
Jesse EisenbergThe Social Network
Colin FirthThe King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actor

Christian BaleThe Fighter
Andrew GarfieldThe Social Network
Pete PostlethwaiteThe Town
Mark RuffaloThe Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey RushThe King’s Speech

Best Original Screenplay

Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech

Best Adapted Screenplay

127 Hours
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Best Animated Film

Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3

Best Film Not In The English Language

Biuiful
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Of Gods and Men
The Secret in Their Eyes

Orange Wednesdays Rising Award

Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Tom Hardy
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

See the full list of nominees, including the technical categories, here.

The 2011 BAFTAs will be handed out February 13th.

Discuss: Your thoughts on this year’s batch of nominees?

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