Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Artist Top BAFTA Nominations

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Artist lead the nominations for the 2012 BAFTA awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). Silent movie The Artist has earned 12 nominations, while British Cold War-era spy movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has 11.

Tinker Tailor … and The Artist are both nominated for Best Film, along with The Descendants, Drive, and The Help.

The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius is nominated for Best Director, while the film’s leading stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo are nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress gongs respectively.

Bejo will compete with, amongst others, The Iron Lady star Meryl Streep for Best Actress, while George Clooney (The Descendants) and Brad Pitt (Moneyball) will duke it out with Dujardin, Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor …) and Michael Fassbender (Spy and Shame) for Best Actor.

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo has nine nominations, though not for Best Film. Still, Scorsese earns a nod for Best Director, and has another film, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, up for Best Documentary.

The BAFTAs usually nominates more European films than U.S.-based awards such as the Golden Globes or Oscars – I daresay it’s a little more universal – and this year is no different. Here’s the full list of BAFTA 2012 nominations:

Best Film
• The Artist
• The Descendants
• Drive
• The Help
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding British Film
• My Week With Marilyn
• Senna
• Shame
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• We Need To Talk About Kevin

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
• Attack The Block – Joe Cornish (director/writer)
• Black Pond – Will Sharpe (director/writer), Tom Kingsley (director), Sarah Brocklehurst (producer)
• Coriolanus – Ralph Fiennes (director)
• Submarine – Richard Ayoade (director/writer)
• Tyrannosaur – Paddy Considine (director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (producer)

Foreign language film
• Incendies
• Pina
• Potiche
• A Separation
• The Skin I Live In

Director
• The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
• Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn
• Hugo – Martin Scorsese
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tomas Alfredson
• We Need To Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay

Leading actor
• Brad Pitt – Moneyball
• Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• George Clooney – The Descendants
• Jean Dujardin – The Artist
• Michael Fassbender – Shame

Leading actress
• Berenice 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

Supporting actor
• Christopher Plummer – Beginners
• Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady
• Jonah Hill – Moneyball
• Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
• Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides Of March

Supporting actress
• Carey Mulligan – Drive
• Jessica Chastain – The Help
• Judi Dench – My Week With Marilyn
• Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
• Octavia Spencer – The Help

Documentary
• George Harrison: Living In The Material World
• Project Nim
• Senna

Animated film
• The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
• Arthur Christmas
• Rango

Original screenplay
• The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
• Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
• The Guard – John Michael McDonagh
• The Iron Lady – Abi Morgan
• Midnight In Paris – Woody Allen

Adapted screenplay
• The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
• The Help – Tate Taylor
• The Ides Of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
• Moneyball – Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

Original music
• The Artist
• The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
• Hugo
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• War Horse

Cinematography
• The Artist
• The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
• Hugo
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• War Horse

Editing
• The Artist
• Drive
• Hugo
• Senna
• Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

Production design
• The Artist
• Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
• Hugo
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• War Horse

Costume design
• The Artist
• Hugo
• Jane Eyre
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Make up & hair
• The Artist
• Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
• Hugo
• The Iron Lady
• My Week With Marilyn

Sound
• The Artist
• Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
• Hugo
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• War Horse

Special visual effects
• The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
• Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
• Hugo
• Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
• War Horse

Short animation
• Abuelas
• Bobby Yeah
• A Morning Stroll

Short film
• Chalk
• Mwansa The Great
• Only Sound Remains
• Pitch Black Heist
• Two And Two

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award (previously announced, and voted by the public)
• Adam Deacon
• Chris Hemsworth
• Chris O’Dowd
• Eddie Redmayne
• Tom Hiddleston