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Best Film-The Descendants
Best Director-Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Best Actor-George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress-Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia
Best Supporting Actor-Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress-Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life
Best Animated Film-Rango
Best Foreign Film-A Separation
Best Documentary-Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Best Original Screenplay-Beginners
Best Adapted Screenplay-Moneyball
Best Fantasy Film-Hugo
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I’m probably a stuffed-shirt when it comes to this kind of thing so perhaps I’ll reserve comment — I know that the horse in War Horse and Uggie from The Artist and various other animals this year are drawing attention, but when the UK Telegraph starts talking about how they had to warn BAFTA members not to send in write-in votes for Uggie you really have to wonder.
I know that animals are scene stealers and that Uggie is one of the best things about The Artist – you could make a very good case for Joey being the best thing about War Horse. But aren’t these awards supposed to go to people? Performance capture can’t get arrested and suddenly they’re talking Uggie maybe getting votes from the BAFTA?
I thought British people were supposed to be smarter than Americans.
Here are some pics of Joey and the royals at the UK preem of War Horse. Video above is Uggie on skateboard.
*1. Melancholia – 29 (Lars von Trier)
2. The Tree of Life – 28 (Terrence Malick)
3. A Separation – 20 (Asghar Farhadi)
*1. Terrence Malick – 31 (The Tree of Life)
2. Martin Scorsese – 29 (Hugo)
3. Lars von Trier – 23 (Melancholia)
*1. Brad Pitt – 35 (Moneyball, The Tree of Life)
2. Gary Oldman – 22 (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
3. Jean Dujardin – 19 (The Artist)
*1. Kirsten Dunst – 39 (Melancholia)
2. Yun Jung-hee – 25 (Poetry)
3. Meryl Streep – 20 (The Iron Lady)
Looking at last year’s list, the asterisk means around 3/4 for the time that name will result in a nomination. I looked back at what got an asterisk last year and the year before and what went on to get nominated. Oscar heat seems to make the difference that can push a contender into a nomination with no asterisk next to his or her name. I then will include the BAFTA long list with just the asterisks. I’ll leave it to you to figure out who will make it and who will get bumped.
Here is how it went down last year.
Black Swan (*director)
The King’s Speech (*director)
The Social Network (*director)
4/5 – 127 Hours had the asterisk instead of True Grit.
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