BAFTA Film Awards Nominations – What I Want

BAFTA has announced the nominations for 2011 Film Awards. Here is who I think or I would like to win (in bold). (Listing all the nominations is just tedious and there are loads of places you can find them. Like here: http://www.bafta.org/awards/film/2011-film-awards,1572,BA.html )


BEST FILM

It will go to The King’s Speech or The Social Network, but wouldn’t it be lovely if it went to Black Swan? Darren Aronofsky’s film is brilliant, but unfortunately I don’t see it winning the number of awards it deserves.

OUSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Surely since The King’s Speech is the only one nominated for Best Film as well, it will get it? It would definitely deserve both. 127 Hours also could win, and it would also be well deserved, seeing as its being overlooked everywhere else.

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Four Lions. Its not really the obvious choice, but it was so good. Being the only film I’ve seen of the five also probably makes me a little biased in this category.

BEST DIRECTOR

Christopher Nolan – Inception or Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan. Both did so well, and The King’s Speech and The Social Network combined will probably win everything else.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

It’s a hard one. Inception or The King’s Speech. I would just really love for Inception to win stuff. Awards can be too elitist sometimes.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

I don’t really think it’s fair that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is nominated, since the screenplay would have been in Swedish. Even though it is in the wrong category (technically its an original screenplay, no?) Toy Story 3 should win. How often is an animated film screenplay good enough to get recognized?

BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Unlike with the Golden Globes where I had only seen one of the five Foreign Films nominations, here I have seen four. I don’t think The Secret In Their Eyes should be part of this, surely it’s too old a film. Of Gods And Men (Des Hommes Et Des Dieux) is my pick. Its French, its about monks, and its set in Algeria. Oh and it’s a true story. What more could you want?

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Why only three nominations? Anyway, obviously it has to be Toy Story 3. Even though it should be up with Best Film as well.

BEST LEADING ACTOR

James Franco. He cut his arm off. But Colin Firth will win, ’cos he’s a Brit.

BEST LEADING ACTRESS

Where is Carey Mulligan? She’s not nominated but I’m putting it in bold anyway. She should be on that list. But Natalie Portman deserves it, even with her Golden Globe.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

He should be around for Never Let Me Go as well, and also because he isn’t going to win so I feel a little sorry, but Andrew Garfield. Yes really.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Again, with the lack of love for Never Let Me Go? Keira Knightley. They could have atleast nominated her. But really, I would have wanted Helena Bonham Carter to win. She was robbed at the Globes.

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

Alexandre Desplat for The King’s Speech (for a film about royalty TKS was quite un-boring, and the music certainly helped) or Hans Zimmer for Inception (who knew you could do so much with an Edith Piaf song).

I am angry at the complete snub of Never Let Me Go. Apart from a film about the Royals, how much more British can I film be? And it’s the BAFTAs! They also liked The Kids Are All Right way too much. Is this one of those “oh it’s a film about lesbians, lets all be positively discriminating” things? (I have nothing against lesbians really). Anyway they made less mistakes than the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, so lets hope the Academy can do even better. 

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