The BAFTA nominations have been announced.
Here is a snapshot of the more intriguing and surprising facts from the nominations.
- Judi Dench has now received a BAFTA in the 1960s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and 2010s (My Week With Marilyn)
- Kenneth Branagh’s first ever BAFTA nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category (My Week With Marilyn)
- Christopher Plummer’s first ever BAFTA nomination (Supporting Actor ‘The Beginners’)
- George Clooney’s third BAFTA Best Actor nomination in 5 years.
- George Clooney’s second ever BAFTA screenplay nomination
- Thelma Schoonmaker now nominated for BAFTA Best Editing in every decade since the 80’s (hasn’t won since 1991).
- Woody Allen’s first BAFTA nomination since 1996. (Screenplay: Midnight in Paris)
- Martin Scorsese’s eighth BAFTA nomination for Director. Has won the award only once – 1991 ‘Goodfellas’.
- Martin Scorsese has only ever won BAFTA awards in one year- 1991. (3 awards). Has never won in any other year.
- Gary Oldman’s first BAFTA nomination since 1998 (Nil By Mouth)
- Tree of Life receives 0 BAFTA nominations.
- Meryl Streep’s fourth lead actress BAFTA nomination in six years.
- Meryl Streep has not won a BAFTA since 1982 (The French Lieutenant’s Woman). She currently has a losing streak of 9.
- HUGO receives 9 BAFTA nominations. (no acting nominations)
- Martin Scorsese receives 2 BAFTA nominations. (Director of Hugo. George Harrison doco). + on night he receives Fellowship Award.
- The silent film ‘The Artist’ receives a BAFTA nomination in the ‘Sound’ category
Although receiving 9 nominations – HUGO does not receive a Best Film BAFTA nomination.