The BAFTA nominations have been announced.
Here is a snapshot of the more intriguing and surprising facts from the nominations.

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