EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Andrew Lincoln, who plays lawman-turned-zombie killer Rick Grimes in AMC’s The Walking Dead. This comes after the agency inked his Walking Dead co-star Norman Reedus, and shortly after the fourth-season premiere drew a record-breaking 16 million viewers. Lincoln, who prior to the series was best known for Love Actually, continues to be repped in the UK by Markham, Frogatt and Irwin, and attorney Geoffry Oblath.
The Blacklist is NBC’s best hope for the coming TV season. It’s a procedural crime drama; it stars James Spader. Heck, it’s a total CBS show. And it has been given the plum post-The Voice timeslot, Mondays at 10 — where, ironically, CBS has scheduled it’s most NBC-ish series: the super-serialized, 15-episode, Toni-Colette-starring Hostages. It’s like NBC and CBS got together and agreed to role reverse, on Mondays at 10. And yet, what TV critics wanted to talk about during The Blacklist Q&A at TCA Summer TV Press Tour 2013, was star James Spader’s haircut. And how much he will cherish his time playing Robert California on The Office. The Office gig, they were shocked to learn, was something to which he agreed for the paycheck, after playing California first in a one-off in the show’s seven-season finale.
“I had a ball doing that one episode… and two things happened,” Spader said. “I was offered Lincoln – a film everybody was doing [long pause] for very little money, and yet the commitment was going to be eight months in advance. And I had just finished doing a play in New York and need to make some money” — a job “that actually paid my bills, and lo and behold …
AMC‘s Breaking Bad hits the home stretch of its Emmy-winning five-season run on August 11, and to celebrate the network has partnered with The Film Society Of Lincoln Center on a week-long celebration in NYC. Starting July 26 and running until July 30, FSLC will screen each season in order at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center with tickets free to fans on a first come, first served basis. On August 1 and 2, showrunner Vince Gilligan and star Bryan Cranston will be joined by Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk in a Q&A presenting their favorite episodes at the Walter Reade Theater which will also be streamed online. The celebration is also conveniently timed to Emmys voting season.
Michael Ausiello is Editor-in-Chief of TVLine.
If there were an Emmy category for rawness, Andrew Lincoln wouldn’t just be under consideration for a nomination, he’d be the frontrunner for the win. The work the actor did on AMC’s The Walking Dead this past season as grieving Sheriff Rick Grimes felt so real that, at times, it was difficult to watch. (He didn’t even watch himself!) Here, the 39-year-old Englishman opens up about how he approached his widowed character’s breakdown and whether he thinks Emmy voters will be able to overcome their genre bias to give him and his hit cable series a chance.
AwardsLine: It was such an intense season for you. How did you recover and wind down after playing all of that rage and desolation?
Andrew Lincoln: It is a brutal and dark place you have to inhabit, but I’m very good at disengaging. And there’s no better way to unplug than having children. Changing diapers is one of the most leveling things that has ever happened to me. Realizing that my children are the center of the universe and not me is probably one of the greatest ways to acclimatize.
AwardsLine: Your former leading lady, Sarah Wayne Callies (who plays Lori, his TV wife), told me last fall, “When Andrew goes down the rabbit hole, he goes all the way down.” What did she mean exactly?
Lincoln: I love acting. I just love it. It’s in my bones. I remember when I was a kid, I watched an interview with Dennis Hopper talking about Jimmy Dean on the set of Rebel Without A Cause. Jimmy said to him, “If you’ve got to cry in a scene, you’ve got to cry. Make it real.” And that’s all that I believe in.
New York, NY (June 12, 2013) — The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre announced today select members of their Advisory Board for the new Filmmaker In Residence initiative at a dinner co-hosted by Charles Finch, Bennett Miller, Paul Schrader and Rose Kuo. The evening marked the launch, and celebration, of the recently announced partnership between the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger LeCoultre, following the efforts of Finch & Partners to bring the film organization and luxury brand together.
The Advisory Board members participating in the initiative include: Henry Bean, Brady Corbet, Charles Finch, Naomi Foner, Larry Gross, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Danny Huston, Tamara Jenkins, Ed Lachman, Bennett Miller, Matthew Modine, Ed Pressman, Ira Sachs, Paul Schrader and Marisa Tomei. Their involvement may include nominating potential candidates, mentoring the filmmaker once selected, panel participation during the 51st New York Film Festival and/or attending/hosting events in support of the initiative.
Herzog & Company has brought Nicole Zien on board as Head of Development, Original Programming. The former CMT Senior Director of Development & Production has been charged with expanding the Killing Lincoln and Gettysburg production company’s further reach into nonscripted series and specials, across all platforms.
Film Society Of Lincoln Center’s Robert Koehler Steps Down; New Director Of Cinematheque Programming Named
NEW YORK (March 4, 2013) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center today announced the departure of Robert Koehler, and the appointment of critic and programmer Dennis Lim as Director of Cinematheque Programming. Koehler will step down immediately and return to Los Angeles to focus on personal matters and requests that his family’s privacy be respected.
National Geographic’s Killing Lincoln premiered to a network record-breaking 3.4 million viewers last night. Based on Fox News channel host Bill O’Reilly’s book of the same name, the show is the first original factual drama from the network.
(WASHINGTON, D.C. — February 18, 2013) National Geographic Channel’s Sunday night premiere of KILLING LINCOLN – the network’s first original factual drama – proved to be the perfect way to honor President’s Day Weekend with stellar ratings that averaged a whopping 2.6 HH rating – tied for the second highest HH in network history – and a 1.1 P25–54 on Sunday, February 17, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
KILLING LINCOLN also averaged 3.4 million persons 2+ over the entire two-hour premiere, the highest total viewership in NGC’s history!
Furthermore, the 1.1 P25–54 is the highest rated P25-54 since the premiere of SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden in November 2012 (1.4 P25-54), and is more than 175% higher than NGC’s Sunday 8–10 p.m average so far this year (.4 P25–54).
Diane Haithman is an AwardsLine contributor
Veteran set decorator Jim Erickson, nominated with production designer Rick Carter for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, has a thing about authenticity. He once hunted down a collector of vintage candy wrappers to find just the right wrapper to reproduce for the movie Love Field (well, almost: He wanted a 1964 Butterfinger from Texas, but settled for a 1964 model found in Arkansas). Erickson took pleasure in creating authentic White House interiors because Lincoln was the first U.S. president whose life was well documented in photographs. Erickson talked to AwardsLine about the detailed work that went into re-creating Lincoln’s office. 1) Lincoln was shot in Virginia using many real-life historic sites, but the Lincoln office was re-created on a set using photos as the guide. “We scaled off the pattern of the wallpaper and had it all designed and silk-screened. We worked up a pattern that was as close as we could actually get without having a real piece of it in front of us”, Erickson says. Erickson was able to find Carter & Company, a Richmond business with a staff of four that provides wallpaper for museums and historic homes and could do reproductions at a reasonable price. “Silkscreen is how they did wallpaper back then. It can create metallics and glazes a computer can’t do. The computer can give you images, but not the texture”.
Los Angeles – Writers Guild and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tony Kushner has been chosen to receive the WGAW’s 2013 Paul Selvin Award for his adapted screenplay for Lincoln. Named after the late Selvin, who served as counsel to the Guild, the award is given to the WGA member whose script best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties, which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere. Kushner will be recognized, along with other honorees, at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 17, at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.
“Tony Kushner’s eloquent script for Lincoln reminds us that, though we like to think of ourselves as the land of the free, in practice, freedom and equality are never a given, and that they are won only through struggle, often by the narrowest of margins and the greatest of sacrifice. The Guild is honored to recognize it with this award,” said WGAW President Christopher Keyser.
Screen Actors Guild 2013 Awards: ‘Argo’ Cast, Daniel Day-Lewis In ‘Lincoln’, Jennifer Lawrence In ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, Anne Hathaway in ‘Les Miserables’, Tommy Lee Jones In ‘Lincoln’, ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast, Bryan Cranston In ‘Breaking Bad’, Claire Danes In ‘Homeland’, Julianne Moore In ‘Game Change’, Kevin Costner in ‘Hatfields & McCoy’, ‘Modern Family’ Cast, Tina Fey & Alec Baldwin In ’30 Rock’
UPDATED WITH ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES: The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were televised tonight on TNT and TBS live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The casts of Warner Bros’ Argo, PBS’ Downton Abbey, and ABC/Twentieth TV’s Modern Family won. Lead Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis for DreamWorks’ Lincoln noted that an actor murdered Abraham Lincoln. ”So it’s only fitting that, every once in awhile, an actor tries to bring him back to life again.” For lead Actress, Jennifer Lawrence for The Weinstein Company’s Silver Linings Playbook won and so did Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables and Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln for Supporting Actor. Is this all a precursor for the Oscars? The SAG Award — called ‘The Actor’ — is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. The winners for performances in 2012 including the distinctive ensemble awards and the stunt ensemble honors are chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,100 members from across the U.S. that were randomly selected this spring. All eligible voting members of SAG-AFTRA cast ballots by January 25th.
The show kicked off with “I Am An Actor” speeches, a legacy from when the Screen Actors Guild Awards first came on the scene in 1995 and Angela Lansbury’s introductory speech at the ceremony was such a hit that it launched a tradition that has become a highlight of the annual show. This year’s Actors Stories were from Jane Krakowski, Chris Tucker, Helen Hunt, Hal Holbrook, Alfre Woodard, Darren Criss, and Sofia Vergara. Helen Hunt: “I’ve been a waitress, a cuckoo clock, a quarterback and a sex surrogate. I’m Helen Hunt and I’m an actor.” But the funniest was Sofia Vergara who joked that growing up in a traditional Catholic home, her father told her that if she did anything artistic, “I was going to look like a hooker. I told him, “With these huge boobs I inherited, I already look like a hooker.”
This year’s 49th annual Life Achievement Award was presented to TV/movie legend Dick Van Dyke who looked amazingly young but told the cheering and standing crowd, “That does an old man a lot of good. Such a thrill.” He noted that both Carl Reiner and Mary Tyler Moore were both sick with flu and therefore absent. “I’m looking at the greatest generation of actors in the history of acting. You’ve all lifted the art to another place now. If I can refer to you as my peers, I’m a happy man.”
SAG-AFTRA Co-Presidents Ken Howard and Roberta Riordan appeared onstage together during the show. “Hello Mr. President,” Howard said to Reardon. “I couldn’t resist. Landmark year for SAG awards, not just 19th time, but first time since” the two unions united. [...After a bruising multiyear battle.] Now that’s done, Reardon called SAG-AFTRA “the newest strongest union for entertainment and media”.
Jeff Margolis is executive producer and director and his Jeff Margolis Productions produces the awards telecast in association with SAG-AFTRA. Kathy Connell has produced the Screen Actors Guild Awards since its inception and is also SAG-AFTRA’s assistant national executive director of awards and national programming. The Awards Committee for Screen Actors Guild — Chair JoBeth Williams, Vice Chair Daryl Anderson, Committee members Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and Woody Schultz — oversees all stages of the production.
On the scene are Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond, Awardsline’s Anthony D’Alessandro, and Deadline/Awardsline contributor Diane Haithman:
SAG AWARDS WINNERS
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
ARGO (Warner Bros. Pictures)
BEN AFFLECK / Tony Mendez
ALAN ARKIN / Lester Siegel
KERRY BISHÉ / Kathy Stafford
KYLE CHANDLER / Hamilton Jordan
RORY COCHRANE / Lee Schatz
BRYAN CRANSTON / Jack O’Donnell
CHRISTOPHER DENHAM / Mark Lijek
TATE DONOVAN / Bob Anders
CLEA DUVALL / Cora Lijek
VICTOR GARBER / Ken Taylor
JOHN GOODMAN / John Chambers
SCOOT McNAIRY / Joe Stafford
CHRIS MESSINA / Malinov
Ben Affleck talked about “the incredible people in Argo, they spoke English and Farsi. One thing that those who spoke Farsi have in common with us is that they wanted to kill to make this movie better. And that’s what actors do all over the world, everyday. We are in your debt.”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – LINCOLN (Touchstone Pictures)
Daniel Day-Lewis thanked “all my brothers and sisters in the Screen Actors Guild” and offered his “deepest respect to my fellow nominees.” He said he was sorry that Joaquin Phoenix and fellow cast members who gave their Lincoln characters the “kiss of life” weren’t there. Day-Lewis thanked Leonardo DiCaprio and Liam Neeson for their support. But he unexpectedly drew a big laugh by saying that he set out to perform the role with the Hippocratic oath in mind: “First, do no harm. But then it occurred to me that an actor murdered Abraham Lincoln. So it’s only fitting that, every once in awhile, an actor tries to bring him back to life again.”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (The Weinstein Company)
Jennifer Lawrence beamed: “Oh my god! This is incredible. Thank you so much. I want to thank MTV, but I’ll explain that in a moment. I earned my SAG card when I was 14. I did an MTV promo Super Sweet Sixteen. I remember receiving the card in the mail. It made me a professional actor, putting me in a category with all of you and now I have this naked statue in front of me. It’s an un-describable feeling. I want to thank David O Russell. You made a movie for your son so he wouldn’t feel alone and misunderstood. And I can speak on behalf of all us: you helped so many sons and daughters. Bradley, my performance wouldn’t be good without you. And Harvey, I don’t even know what to say. You’re a rascal. You’ve nourished the filmmakers that nourish me.”
National Geographic Channel’s Killing Lincoln will premiere Sunday, February 17 at 8 PM PT/ET (repeating at 10 PM) during Presidents Day weekend. The docu-drama is based on Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever. It stars Billy Campbell as President Abraham Lincoln, Jesse Johnson as John Wilkes Booth and Geraldine Hughes as Mary Todd Lincoln. The telefilm is narrated by Tom Hanks. Produced by Ridley Scott and the late Tony Scott’s Scott Free Prods., Killing Lincoln is directed by Adrian Moat (“Gettysburg”), written by Emmy Award-winning writer/executive producer Erik Jendresen (“Band of Brothers”) and produced by Mark Herzog’s Herzog & Co. (“Gettysburg”). Killing Lincoln will also premiere globally in March on National Geographic Channel in 171 countries.
DreamWorks, which rousted former President Bill Clinton to introduce the Steven Spielberg-directed Lincoln at Sunday’s Golden Globes, continues to pull out the stops to get the movie noticed in Oscar season. Today, they’ve released a behind-the-scenes special entitled Lincoln: An American Journey, and they are making it available on iTunes at noon West Coast time, before the special airs January 20 on KCBS. It highlights the painstaking 12 years of work that went into re-creating the period as the 16th president worked to abolish slavery before the end of the Civil War. The film has grossed more than $150 million since opening November 9 and it’s up for 12 Oscars. Here’s a peek and it just went live:
Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking Golden Globes: ‘Argo’ Upsets ‘Lincoln’ While Everyone Upsets Everybody (Even Steven & Harvey)
My live-snark of the 70th Annual Golden Globes started at 5 PM tonight based on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2013 nominations. Come for the cynicism. Stay for the subversion. Add your comment. Warning: Not for the easily offended or ridiculously naive.
The 2013 Golden Globes take place inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom at a star-shtupped dinner broadcast live by NBC and emceed for the first time by a female duo: comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They replace enfant terrible Ricky Gervais who couldn’t resist openly loathing everyone including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association putting on the show. (“The Golden Globes are just like the Oscars — but without all that esteem.”) Perhaps Christian Bale described the HFPA best when he took the stage in 2011 and called the HFPA ”those oddball characters”. The Golden Globes are a completely meaningless award show bestowed by a scandal-riddled organization on a network desperate for ratings. I just learned that Tina and Amy have prepared a funny bit about the HFPA. Hopefully, they won’t be nice. Problem is, they’re both nominated tonight. I say: bring it on, girls, even if Hollywood and the HFPA will hate you later.
#1 ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Widens For $24M, ‘Haunted House’ Beats Disappointing ‘Gangster Squad’ For #2; ‘Silver Linings’, ‘Lincoln’, ‘Life Of Pi’ Get Oscar Bumps
SUNDAY AM, 6TH UPDATE: Looks like Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal should stop worrying about all those torture scene critics in Hollywood and Washington DC. Not only did the controversy fuel filmgoers’ curiosity across the country this weekend but also inside the U.S. intelligence community. Sources tell me that as Zero Dark Thirty broke nationwide, the #1 theater in the country Friday was just minutes from CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA. The top 2 of 3 screens Friday and Saturday were Tysons Corner 16 in McLean, VA, and then Hoffman 22 in Alexandria, VA. The big story is that Best Picture candidate Annapurna Pictures/Sony Pictures’ expansion made it Bigelow’s top-grossing pic. “The public has spoken,” a Sony exec told me, referring to the Academy’s snubbing her for a Best Director nod. Domestically it was #1 today and for the weekend by a lot. The hunt for Bin Laden pic made more than I’d expected given its long 2-hour 37-minute running time. However, it’s got 5 fresh Oscar nominations to help marketing after playing in NYC and LA only since mid-December. According to exit polls, 59% of the opening weekend audience for the film was male/41% was female, and 38% was under 30 years of age/62% was older than 30. Filmgoers gave the pic an ‘A-’ CinemaScore.
Open Road Films’ newcomer, R-rated spoof A Haunted House, was helped by being the marketplace’s only new comedy. It surprisingly …
63rd ACE Awards: Best Pic Noms ‘Argo,’ ‘Life Of Pi,’ Lincoln’ ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘Les Miserables’ And ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Make Cut For Editing
Universal City, CA, Jan. 11 –American Cinema Editors (ACE) today announced nominations for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during ACE’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor / Comedian David Cross (“Arrested Development”) will serve as the Master of Ceremonies that evening. Next week ACE will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees.
The ACE Eddie Award nominees in nine categories are listed below. A tie in the Best Animated Feature Film category resulted in four nominees this year instead of three.
NOMINEES FOR 63rd ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
Life of Pi
Tim Squyres, A.C.E.
Michael Kahn, A.C.E.
Stuart Baird, A.C.E.
Zero Dark Thirty
Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E. and William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Melanie Ann Oliver & Chris Dickens, A.C.E.
Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.
Silver Linings Playbook
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. & Crispin Struthers
Jeff Freeman, A.C.E.
OSCARS: 85th Academy Award Nominations – Only 9 Best Pictures; ‘Lincoln’ Leads With 12 Nods, ‘Life Of Pi’ 11, ‘Les Misérables’ And ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ 8, ‘Argo’ 7, ‘Skyfall’ And ‘Amour’ And ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ And ‘Django Unchained’ 5
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This was the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement. DreamWorks’ Lincoln from Fox and Disney led with 12 nods, Fox’s Life Of Pi 11, Working Title/Universal’s Les Misérables and The Weinstein Company’s Silver Linings Playbook 8, Warner Bros’ Argo 7, MGM/Sony Pictures’ Skyfall and Sony Pictures Classics’ Amour and The Weinstein Company’s Django Unchained 5.
The nominations were unveiled at a news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world were gathered. Since the first nominations announcement in 1964, the Academy president has been joined by one or more co-announcers at the event. This year the Academy broke with tradition when MacFarlane, the Ted star and filmmaker who was named Oscar show host in October, joined Stone on Oscar nominations morning. (Charlton Heston in 1972 was the only other show host to participate in the nominations announcement.)
Related: OSCARS: Who Got Snubbed By Academy?
MacFarlane made a series of jokes that ripped Academy Awards personalities. ”Congratulations to the Best Actress nominees,” he said. “Now they can stop pretending to like Harvey Weinstein.”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24th at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories –- actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.
Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 19, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings will also be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards
Best motion picture of the year
Nominees to be determined
Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
- “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
- “Django Unchained”
Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
- “Les Misérables”
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
- “Life of Pi”
Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
- “Silver Linings Playbook”
Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
- “Zero Dark Thirty”
Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers
Performance by an actor in a leading role
- Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
- Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
- Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
- Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
- Denzel Washington in Flight
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
- Alan Arkin in Argo
- Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
- Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln
- Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
Achievement in directing
- “Amour” Michael Haneke
- “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
- “Life of Pi” Ang Lee
- “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
- “Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell
Performance by an actress in a leading role
- Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
- Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
- Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
- Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Naomi Watts in The Impossible
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
- Amy Adams in “The Master”
- Sally Field in “Lincoln”
- Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
- Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
- Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best animated feature film of the year
- “Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
- “Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
- “ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
- “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
- “Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore
- “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
- “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
- “Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
- “Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner
- “Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell
- “Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
- “Django Unchained”Written by Quentin Tarantino
- “Flight” Written by John Gatins
- “Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
- “Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal
Achievement in cinematography
- “Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
- “Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
- “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
- “Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
- “Skyfall” Roger Deakins
Best foreign language film of the year
- “Amour” Austria
- “Kon-Tiki” Norway
- “No” Chile
- “A Royal Affair” Denmark
- “War Witch” Canada
Best documentary feature
- “5 Broken Cameras”
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
- “The Gatekeepers”
Nominees to be determined
- “How to Survive a Plague”
Nominees to be determined
- “The Invisible War”
Nominees to be determined
- “Searching for Sugar Man”
Nominees to be determined
BAFTA Nominations Announced: ‘Lincoln’ Leads Followed By ‘Les Mis’ & ‘Life Of Pi’; Spielberg & Hooper Not Among Director Field
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the pack of nominees (see full list below) for the 65th EE BAFTA Awards, which were announced this morning in London by Alice Eve and Jeremy Irvine. Lincoln scored 10 nominations, though it did not pick up a directing mention. Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi and Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables each got nine nods, but Hooper (nominated here for The King’s Speech in 2010) failed to make the directing category. Working Title’s Tim Bevan, who has both Les Mis and Anna Karenina vying for prizes this year, told me he was surprised that Spielberg and Hooper missed out on directing slots but called it an “interesting year because [nominations] seem to be spread all over the place.” The takeaway, he said, is that Spielberg and Hooper are “swimming in a pool of extreme talent this year. Which is great for the movie business.”
Meanwhile, Skyfall, now the highest-grossing film in UK history, was nominated eight times, yet was noted in the Best British Film category and not the overall Best Film group. The only picture to cross over those two fields was Les Mis. The trio of Life Of Pi, Ben Affleck’s Argo and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty have both Best Film and Best Director slots. The two Best Director candidates whose films were not mentioned in the Best Film group are Michael Haneke for Amour (although it did also land Foreign Language, Original Screenplay and Leading Actress nods) and Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained, which also picked up nominations for Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz and Editing.