My Thoughts on the 2012 BAFTA nominations

Continuing with my awards season predictions I thought that I would again give my thoughts on the BAFTA nominations, once again using my traditional categories of Will Win, Should Win and Missing. Let’s not waste anymore time and dive right in with:
Best Film:
Will Win: The Artist
Should Win: The Artist/Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Missing: Hugo/Senna/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Best British Film:
Will Win: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Should Win: Senna
Missing: Attack the Block/Tyrannosaur/The Inbetweeners Movie

Best Debut By A British Writer/Director/Producer:
Will Win: Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur
Should Win: Joe Cornish – Attack the Block/Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur/Richard Ayoade – Submarine
Missing: Ben Palmer – The Inbetweeners Movie

Best Director:
Will Win: Martin Scorcese – Hugo
Should Win: Martin Scorcese – Hugo
Missing: Joe Cornish – Attack the Block/David Yates – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Best Actor:
Will Win: George Clooney – The Descendants
Should Win: George Clooney – The Descendants/Michael Fassbender – Shame/Jean Dujardin – The Artist/Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Missing: Jake Gylenhaal – Source Code/Asa Butterfield – Hugo/Joel Courtney – Super 8

Best Actress:
Will Win: Michelle Williams – My Week With Marylin
Should Win: Meyrl Streep – The Iron Lady/Michelle Williams – My Week With Marylin
Missing: Olivia Coleman – Tyrannosaur/Saoirse Ronan – Hanna

Best Supporting Actor:
Will Win: Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Should Win: Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Missing: Albert Brooks – Drive/Alan Rickman – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2/Andy Serkis – Rise of the Planet of the Apes/Ben Kingsley – Hugo/Benedict Cumberbatch – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and War Horse/James Cromwell – The Artist

Best Supporting Actress:
Will Win: Jessica Chastain – The Help
Should Win: Carey Mulligan – Drive
Missing: Chloe Grace Moretz – Hugo/Elle Fanning – Super 8

Best Documentary:
Will Win: Senna
Should Win: Senna
Missing: None

Best Original Screenplay:
Will Win: The Artist
Should Win: The Artist/The Guard/Midnight in Paris
Missing: Source Code/Super 8/Attack the Block

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Will Win: The Descendants
Should Win: The Descendants/Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Missing: Hugo

Best Animated Film:
Will Win: The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
Should Win: The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
Missing: Kung Fu Panda 2

Best Foreign Language Film:
Will Win: A Separation
Should Win: A Separation/The Skin I Live In
Missing: Troll Hunter

Best Score:
Will Win: Hugo
Should Win: The Artist/Hugo
Missing: Drive/Attack the Block/Hanna

Best Cinematography:
Will Win: Hugo
Should Win: Hugo
Missing: Super 8/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Best Editing:
Will Win: The Artist
Should Win: The Artist/Hugo/Senna
Missing: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2/X-Men: First Class/Super 8/Source Code

Best Production Design:
Will Win: Hugo
Should Win: Hugo/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Missing: Super 8/X-Men: First Class/Thor/Captain America: The First Avenger

Best Costume Design:
Will Win: Jane Eyre
Should Win: Jane Eyre/The Artist/Hugo
Missing: Captian America: The First Avenger/Thor/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Best Sound:
Will Win: Hugo
Should Win: Hugo/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Missing: Super 8/Thor/Captain America: The First Avenger
Most Baffling Nominee: The Artist – Seriously, a Best Sound nomination for a Silent film. I thought no film award show could be this stupid.

Best Visual Effects:
Will Win: Hugo
Should Win: Hugo/Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Missing: Super 8/Thor/Captain America: The First Avenger/Paul

Best Make Up and Hair:
Will Win: The Iron Lady
Should Win: The Iron Lady/Hugo/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Missing: Captain America: The First Avenger

Orange Rising Star Award:
Will Win: Chris Hemsworth
Should Win: Tom Hiddleston/Chris Hemsworth
Missing: Chloe Grace Moretz/Jessica Chastain/Elle Fanning/Benedict Cumberbatch/John Boyega
So there are my thoughts on the BAFTA nominations. Later today I’ll put up my thoughts on this years Oscar nominations

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