Jan 10 2013, 3:48pm CST | by Jeffrey B. Roth
“Les Misérables” and “Life of Pi” are each nominated in nine categories; “Skyfall” garnered eight nominations, “Argo” received seven nominations and “Anna Karenina” has six. “Django Unchained” and “Zero Dark Thirty” each received five nominations, according to BAFTA.
“Lincoln” was nominated for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Daniel Day-Lewis received nod for Leading Actor, Tommy Lee Jones was nominated for Supporting Actor and Sally Field was nominated for Supporting Actress.
While visiting Gettysburg, Pa., to present the keynote speech commemorating the 149th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Spielberg said that he has spent the last 10 years researching the life of the 16th president in producing the movie, “Lincoln.” In that time, he came to feel that he was living in the presence of Lincoln's “eloquent ghost.”
“He's come to feel like he's one of my oldest and one of my dearest friends,” Spielberg said. “It happened right here on the solid ground all of us are all standing on.”
“Les Misérables” was nominated for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up & Hair and Sound. Hugh Jackman was nominated for Leading Actor and Anne Hathaway for Supporting Actress. The nine nominations for “Life of Pi” are in the categories Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, Special Visual Effects and Director for Ang Lee.
“Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty” complete the Best Film lineup. Argo has six other nominations: Ben Affleck was nominated for Director and for Leading Actor and the film was nominated for Adapted Screenplay, Original Music and Editing. Alan Arkin is nominated for Supporting Actor. “Zero Dark Thirty’s” other four nominations are for Original Screenplay, Editing, Director for Kathryn Bigelow and Leading Actress for Jessica Chastain.
Judi Dench and Javier Bardem were nominated as Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor for “Skyfall.” The film was also nominated for Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Outstanding British Film. “Anna Karenina” was nominated for Outstanding British Film, as well as Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.
For a complete listing of BAFTA 2013 award nominees, visit www.bafta.org.
Jeffrey B. Roth
A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.
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