George Clooney is cleaning up this awards season. He added a Golden Globe to his haul for The Descendants on the weekend. Now he’s been nominated for a BAFTA – the British equivalent of an Academy Award. We could see a repeat of the Globes with the females aswell because Meryl Streep is once again nominated for her amazing portrayal of a former British Prime Minister in The Iron Lady.
The Artist leads the pack with 12 nominations including best film and best director. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – a cold war drama starring Gary Oldman – has nabbed 11 nominations. Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo has nine. He has also been recognised for the documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World.
The nominations were released overnight and are seen as a good indicator ahead of the Oscars.
George Clooney – The Descendants
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame
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
Christopher Plummer -Beginners
Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill -Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh -My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides of March
Carey Mulligan -Drive
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Judi Dench – My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The BAFTAS will be handed out on February 12 at London’s Royal Opera House.